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August 7, 2015, 10:20 AM

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Daniel Veditz / Mozilla Security Blog:
Major exploit in Firefox found in the wild, Mozilla issues security update  —  Firefox exploit found in the wild  —  Yesterday morning, August 5, a Firefox user informed us that an advertisement on a news site in Russia was serving a Firefox exploit that searched for sensitive files …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple.com redesign does away with ‘Store’ tab and ‘store.apple.com’ domain, integrates shopping buttons in every product page  —  Apple.com, One Of The World's Biggest Stores, Gets A Redesign  —  A redesign of Apple.com that went live today removed the standalone ‘Store’ tab …
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 …
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.
Mark Wilson / BetaNews:
Zimperium releases free Stagefright detector Android app, shows if device is vulnerable  —  Zimperium releases Stagefright detection tool and vulnerability demo video  —  We've already looked at the Stagefright vulnerability, discovered by Zimperium, and shown what can be done to deal with it.
Michael Gold / Reuters:
Taiwan's HTC says to cut jobs, smartphone models to revive sales  —  Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp said it would cut jobs and discontinue models as part of its strategy to focus on high-end devices to better compete with the likes of Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics.
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.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft open sources early preview of its Windows Bridge toolkit for porting iOS apps to Windows 10, with final version later in fall  —  Microsoft open sources its iOS toolkit for building Windows 10 apps  —  Microsoft is making an early version of its ‘Project Islandwood’ bridge …

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