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February 24, 2017, 11:40 AM

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Cloudflare fixes bug from September 2016 that leaked private user info, says search engine caches have now been cleared of sensitive info  —  Service used by 5.5 million websites may have leaked passwords and authentication tokens.  —  Cloudflare, a service that helps optimize the security …
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Alphabet's Waymo sues Otto and parent company Uber for trade secret theft, unfair competition, and patent infringement, claiming Otto founder took LiDAR designs  —  The Alphabet subsidiary is accusing its former employee, Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski, of downloading 14,000 confidential files before he left the company.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple says iOS 10.2.1 reduced unexpected shutdowns of iPhone 6, 6s devices by more than 70%  —  Over the past couple of iPhone versions users have complained of “unexpected” shutdowns of their devices.  Some iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus and 6s Plus devices could basically go dark unexpectedly …
David Pierce / Wired:
Google announces more carrier support for its implementation of RCS, rebrands Messenger to Android Messages, makes app default on phones from LG, ZTE, others  —  When text messaging was simple, SMS worked beautifully.  You could send 160 characters to anyone with a cellphone, and they'd receive it the same way they would a phone call.
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
Samsung announces Exynos 9 8895, a 10nm octa-core SoC with dual-camera system support; integrated Samsung LTE modem supports 1 Gbps downloads, 150 Mbps uploads  —  Even though Mobile World Congress doesn't kick off for another few days, Samsung isn't wasting any time in getting started.
Mitch & Freada Kapor:
Early Uber investors Mitch and Freada Kapor speak out after private appeals reached a “dead end”, say current Uber investigation team is too conflicted  —  By now a staggering number of people recognize the name of Susan Fowler and have read some account of her experiences of sexism …
Shelly Hagan / Bloomberg:
Tech giants including Alphabet, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Salesforce, and Yahoo criticize Trump's reversal of protections for transgender students  —  Companies from Apple to Lyft have issued statements following the administration's announcement on Wednesday.  —  by
Kevin McLaughlin / The Information:
Source: Amazon considers bundling upgraded WorkMail, WorkDocs, and Chime apps to offer AWS productivity app suite to compete with G Suite and Office 365  —  Amazon Web Services dominates the market for cloud server and storage services and has made inroads in other enterprise technologies like databases.
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John Mannes / TechCrunch:
K2 Global announces new $183M fund focused on early stage startups aiming to expand globally  —  K2 Global is announcing a $183 million venture capital fund targeted at early stage startups with global aspirations.  The fund is closing significantly larger than the $58 million the firm initially raised.
Google Online Security Blog:
Google unveils “practical” SHA-1 collision using nine quintillion computations, releases two different PDFs with identical hashes, urges sunsetting of protocol  —  Cryptographic hash functions like SHA-1 are a cryptographer's swiss army knife.  You'll find that hashes play a role …

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