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August 7, 2015, 12:00 AM

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CNBC:
US officials: Russian “state actor” hacked Pentagon's Joint Staff unclassified email system around July 25; no classified data seized  —  Russia hacks Pentagon computers: NBC, citing sources  —  NBC News is reporting Russia has hacked computers at the Pentagon, with CNBC's Sue Herera.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Pornhub, world's largest porn site, introduces a $9.99/month premium tier with no ads, faster playback, higher quality streams, exclusive content  —  Pornhub Premium: Netflix for porn costs $9.99 per month  —  Pornhub, the largest pornography site on the Internet, is going premium.
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Everything new in iOS 9 beta 5: AT&T Wi-Fi Calling, keyboard changes, CarPlay tweaks, and more  —  With the release of today's iOS 9 beta, Apple has introduced several new features.  The first on the list, and probably one of the most important, is support for Wi-Fi Calling on AT&T …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Hackers can remotely steal fingerprints from Android phones built by Samsung, HTC, and Huawei; affected vendors have provided patches  —  Hackers can remotely steal fingerprints from Android phones  —  Researchers outline how hackers can attack your smartphone to steal your fingerprint on a “large scale” — without anybody noticing.
Marco della Cava / USA Today:
Apple Music has 11M trial subscribers with 2M on family plan; App Store has record month in July with $1.7B in transactions  —  Apple Music hooks 11 million trial members, App Store has record July  —  One month after unveiling its new streaming music service, Apple has locked in 11 million trial members …
Jason Shirk / Microsoft Security Response Center:
Microsoft expands its Bug Bounty schemes with higher rewards, bonuses, and new eligible software  —  Microsoft Bounty Programs Expansion - Bounty for Defense, Authentication Bonus, and RemoteApp  —  I am very pleased to be releasing additional expansions of the Microsoft Bounty Programs.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Pebble Time Steel now available for preorder for $249 with leather strap, $299 with steel band  —  Pebble's next smartwatch is here  —  Pebble's latest smartwatch, the Pebble Time, has been widely available for purchase for just a couple of weeks.  But the company isn't slowing down …
Bloomberg Business:
Why Google's antitrust deal with the EU fell apart  —  Google's $6 Billion Miscalculation on the EU  —  Why the search leader's antitrust deal fell apart : Google As the global elite gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2014, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Moto G 2015 review: cheap with good performance, but has inconsistent camera and dull display  —  Moto G (2015) review: this is Motorola's real flagship  —  When Motorola introduced its latest series of smartphones last week, all eyes were on the Moto X. For several years …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Outlook email app for Apple Watch makes it easier to see full emails and reply on the watch  —  Microsoft's Outlook email app arrives on the Apple Watch  —  Microsoft has been a strong supporter of the Apple Watch, and that's continuing today with the release of Outlook for Apple Watch.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
HBO Now adds Chromecast support to its iOS and Android apps  —  HBO NOW Adds Support For Google's Chromecast  —  HBO's over-the-top streaming service may not be making money just yet, but it is rapidly expanding its footprint.  Starting today, the service will support Google's Chromecast …

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Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson joins Disrupt SF to talk about US crewed spaceflight  —  The space race is back on, but this time it's closer to home: A number of U.S. companies are vying to become …
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