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August 7, 2015, 2:45 PM

Top News

Roger Cheng / CNET:
Verizon eliminates subsidized phones and contracts, offers 4 plans with 1-12GB of data for $30-80 per month and a $20 per month smartphone access fee  —  Verizon kills off service contracts, smartphone subsidies  —  In a radical shift, the company will only offer new plans …
Daniel Veditz / Mozilla Security Blog:
Firefox file-stealing exploit found in the wild, Mozilla issues security update patching the vulnerability  —  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 …
Bloomberg Business:
Square IPO bankers make preparations in case Jack Dorsey leaves to be full-time Twitter CEO  —  Dorsey's Dilemma: Running Twitter Seen Complicating Square IPO  —  Jack Dorsey, co-founder and interim CEO of Twitter Inc. and founder and chief executive officer of Square Inc. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg
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 …
Rebecca Jeschke / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF's browser extension Privacy Badger out of beta; 1.0 blocks super-cookies and browser fingerprinting  —  Privacy Badger 1.0 Blocks the Sneakiest Kinds of Online Tracking  —  Browser Add-On Prevents Data Collection from Ads and Other Hidden Trackers  —  San Francisco …
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.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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