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August 19, 2015, 9:49 AM

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Kim Zetter / Wired:
Hackers post 9.7GB data purportedly from Ashley Madison breach to dark web, including e-mails, profiles, and credit card transactions  —  Hackers Finally Post Stolen Ashley Madison Data  —  Hackers who stole sensitive customer information from the cheating site AshleyMadison.com appear …
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 …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Internal Ashley Madison documents found in a 10GB file with information about 30M+ users, confirms 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.
Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal:
Vaio will begin selling Z Canvas PCs in Microsoft Stores in US from October, prices start at $2,199  —  Remember Vaio Computers?  They're Making a Comeback  —  Vaio, Sony's former unprofitable PC business, is attempting a comeback.  Vaio Corp. plans to start selling laptops …
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.
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.
David Pierce / Wired:
Google partners with TP-LINK on OnHub, an easy to use $199 Wi-Fi router that makes sure your devices are connecting efficiently  —  Rejoice: Google Just Created a Stupidly Simple Wi-Fi Router  —  It's actually pretty easy to deal with your wireless router.
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 …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
OnePlus 2 review: solid build quality and performance make the smartphone, starting at $329 for the 16GB model, the best deal on the market  —  OnePlus 2 review  —  “Flagship killer.”  That loaded term has been bandied about by virtually every smartphone maker since the iPhone took the scene by storm eight years ago.
Wall Street Journal:
Tata Opportunities Fund to Invest up to $100 Million in Uber  —  Uber Technologies Inc. has raised up to $100 million from Indian private-equity firm Tata Opportunities Fund, a person familiar with the matter said.
Eugene Kim / Business Insider:
LinkedIn is launching a new app called ‘Lookup’ to help you quickly find and text coworkers  —  See Also  —  After failing to buy $50 billion Salesforce, Microsoft has suddenly become its hottest competitor  —  In April, LinkedIn got some interesting data about the way people used its service.
Amanda Connolly / The Next Web:
United States of Emoji: SwiftKey tells you the most popular emoji where you are  —  SwiftKey's keyboard for iOS got an update today that will show you the emojis you use the most.  Yes, it has been keeping track of how many you send.  —  In July, people using the iPhone beta version got …

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