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April 16, 2016, 11:35 AM

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Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Researchers uncover GozNym, malware that is a hybrid of Nymaim and Gozi that has stolen $4M from customers of 24 US and Canadian banks in just 3 days  —  Eastern European Cyber Crooks Raid US Banks For $4 Million In Just 3 Days  —  In early April, cybercriminals believed …
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs Plans Digital City for Google Car, Internet  —  When Google launched a new company to “fix cities,” speculation swirled as to what, precisely, that company would do.  One idea: What if it built its own city, a laboratory vision of a thoroughly connected, techno-utopia?
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
India debuts Unified Payment Interface, a system built on top of its existing biometric-backed ID project to simplify digital banking for its 1.2B+ citizens  —  India's Audacious Plan to Bring Digital Banking to 1.2 Billion People  —  A biometrics-backed ID system will make it easier for everyone …
Brandt Ranj / Business Insider:
Facebook says it won't try to influence how people vote, despite verbal jabs between Zuckerberg and Trump campaign plus staffers' internal questions  —  Facebook promises not to use its product to influence the US presidential election  —  Despite some not-so-subtle political jabs …
Reuters:
Apple opposes unlocking iPhone in Brooklyn drug case, saying the government has not proven its help is necessary  —  Apple opposes U.S. appeal over iPhone in New York drug case  —  Apple Inc argued on Friday that the U.S. Justice Department had failed to substantiate that it needed …
Emily Green / San Francisco Chronicle:
SF to send letters to 37K Uber and Lyft drivers demanding they obtain $91 business licenses if they drive in the city more than seven days per year  —  SF to require Lyft, Uber drivers to obtain business licenses  —  For the first time, San Francisco is going to require the 37,000 Lyft …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers detail how they brute forced shortened URLs from OneDrive and Google Maps to access private information; Microsoft and Google respond  —  Researchers Crack Microsoft and Google's Shortened URLs to Spy on People  —  For anyone with minimalist tastes or an inability …
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Huawei VR headset announced in China, works like Samsung Gear VR but with P9, Mate 8 phones  —  Of course Huawei is making a Gear VR rival  —  Huawei may have just announced the fancy P9 and P9 Plus smartphones in London last week, but it actually saved a little surprise for its Shanghai launch today.

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