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August 25, 2015, 12:55 PM

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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Leaked Ashley Madison emails suggest CTO hacked competitor nerve.com and exfiltrated its entire user database  —  Leaked AshleyMadison Emails Suggest Execs Hacked Competitors  —  Hacked online cheating service AshleyMadison.com is portraying itself as a victim of malicious cybercriminals …
Troy Hunt / Troy Hunt's Blog:
Lack of company support and tech knowledge increase anxiety for those affected by Ashley Madison hack, based on hundreds of users' emails  —  Here's what Ashley Madison members have told me  —  I found myself in somewhat of a unique position last week: I'd made the Ashley Madison data searchable …
Phil Wahba / Fortune:
Best Buy beats quarterly earnings expectations, plans to expand Apple Watch availability to all 1,050 stores by October, start selling AppleCare  —  Best Buy deepens links to Apple, says watch has been a smash hit  —  Best Buy BBY continued its remarkable turnaround last quarter, with a big assist from Apple AAPL .
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Tests show it is easy to insert Galaxy Note5's S Pen backwards; doing so may damage device's stylus detection mechanism  —  [Video] Probable Note 5 Design Flaw Can Cause S Pen To Break Pen Detection When Inserted Backward, Or Get Hopelessly Stuck  —  We try not be hyperbolic here at Android Police …
Allison Linn / TechNet Blogs:
Microsoft Research unveils MobileFusion, a new technology that turns any mobile device into real-time 3D scanner  —  MobileFusion: Research project turns regular mobile phone into 3D scanner  —  A new Microsoft Research project lets people to create high-quality 3D images in real time …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Lightning Ushers In New Design For Core CRM Product  —  Salesforce.com lifted the curtain on Salesforce Lightning today, the completely redesigned version of its core CRM product.  As is often the case with Salesforce, the announcement included several pieces.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Uber tests bus-style “Smart Routes” in San Francisco, discounting $1+ off the UberPool price for riders who request pickup on specific routes  —  Uber Tests Bus-Style Discounted “Smart Routes”  —  Uber lets us trade money for time.  But the cheaper the rides, the more people who will use Uber.
Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal:
Aerosense, Sony's joint venture company with ZMP, unveils drone prototype that can carry 22 lbs. and travel 106 mph  —  Sony Venture Unveils Drone Prototype  —  Aerosense, Sony Corp.'s joint-venture drone company, Monday unveiled a prototype of the flying machines it will use to serve business customers.
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Profile of PCH CEO Liam Casey, the supply chain expert of hardware manufacturing in China  —  Meet the tech industry's China fixer  —  His name isn't well-known in elite business circles, but in the tech hardware scene, Liam Casey is “the guy.”  He's the one you call for a factory connection …
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