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August 19, 2015, 2:35 PM

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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Multiple sources report finding their personal info in Ashley Madison data dump despite former CTO's claims that some of the leaked data is not genuine  —  Was the Ashley Madison Database Leaked?  —  Many news sites and blogs are reporting that the data stolen last month from 37 million users …
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Hackers post 9.7GB of data apparently from Ashley Madison breach to dark web, including account details for 32M users and credit card transactions  —  Hackers Finally Post Stolen Ashley Madison Data  —  Hackers who stole sensitive customer information from the cheating site AshleyMadison.com appear …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Internal Ashley Madison documents found in hackers' data dump, confirms at least some of the data is real  —  Ashley Madison hack is not only real, it's worse than we thought  —  Intimate data for more then 30 million accounts, keys to Windows domain published.
Alastair Sharp / Reuters:
Owner of Ashley Madison confirms some authentic data leaked but says the site never stored credit card information on its servers  —  Owner of Ashley Madison website confirms some authentic data leaked  —  Avid Life Media, the company behind infidelity website AshleyMadison.com …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple to simplify retail stores by demoting iPods to shelves, dropping iPad Smart Signs  —  Apple is preparing to make significant changes to its stores to simplify the experience by relocating iPod stock to accessory shelves and removing iPad-based Smart Signs, according to several Apple Retail managers briefed today on the plans.
Cam Bunton / 9to5Mac:
KGI: Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro to feature optional Force Touch compatible stylus, 2015 shipments in the 4-5.5M range  —  According to respected and generally reliable analyst Ming Chi-Kuo from KGI Securities, Apple's long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro will feature Force Touch stylus support …
TechCrunch:
The 50 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 1  —  Hardware took the spotlight at today's Y Combinator Demo Day, reflecting a major shift of the accelerator beyond the cliche mobile app startup.  Out of the 50 companies from the Summer 2015 batch that demoed on the record today, 20 featured hardware.
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:
Apple CarPlay review: great text messaging integration, responsive Siri, and voice DJ control, but lags behind Google Now and Maps  —  Apple CarPlay Review: Siri's Finally on the Right Road  —  Apple's in-dash system for the iPhone sure beats anything that comes with your car but it needs more gas to take on Google.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Ex-Google exec Nikesh Arora spends $483 million to buy shares in his new company, Softbank  —  This is how you show confidence in your company.  —  Softbank president Nikesh Arora announced plans to buy 60 billion yen, or $483 million, worth of the company's shares.  —  He calls it a “personal bet” on Softbank.
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Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Parallels 11 brings Microsoft's Cortana to Macs before Siri  —  The latest version of Parallels, the popular Windows virtualization tool for Mac OS X, almost feels like it's trolling Apple.  One of Parallels 11's key features, alongside full Windows 10 support, is its ability to put Microsoft's Cortana right on your OS X desktop.
Graham Cluley / The State of Security:
Microsoft issues emergency patch for vulnerability allowing attackers to hijack Windows machines via IE  —  IE Under Attack!  Microsoft Releases Emergency Out-of-Band Patch  —  If Microsoft calls a vulnerability “critical,” warns that it affects all versions of Windows …

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