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May 4, 2017, 6:35 PM

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Iain Thomson / The Register:
Hackers exploited SS7, a protocol used by cellphone providers, to intercept two-factor codes sent to online banking customers, letting them empty bank accounts  —  O2 in Germany confirms online thefts from sour krauts  —  Experts have been warning for years about security blunders …
Kelly Fiveash / Ars Technica UK:
Imagination Technologies starts formal dispute process with Apple, plans to sell core MIPS and Ensigma business units to focus on graphics chip division  —  British chip design firm to sell-off MIPS group to shore up beleaguered business.  —  Imagination Technologies has placed its patents row …
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
SpaceX details plans to launch first of 4,425 high-speed internet satellites in 2019, following two years of tests starting in 2017  —  Elon Musk's SpaceX plans to start launching satellites into orbit in 2019 to provide high-speed internet to Earth.  —  In November, the company outlined plans …
Ken Schwencke / ProPublica:
Cloudflare shares personal information of those who complain about hosted sites like Daily Stormer; Cloudflare GC says policy lets users “face their accusers”  —  Since its launch in 2013, the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer has quickly become the go-to spot for racists on the internet.
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
In its effort to create TV-like content, Snap has signed original show deals with NBCUniversal, Turner, others, and is in talks with CBS and Fox, sources say  —  Snap Inc.'s ambitious effort to create television-like content has old and new media companies alike clamoring to learn …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET:
Sprint announces Magic Box, a 4G LTE signal booster, says it offers a cell signal for up to 30K square feet indoors and improves speeds by 200%  —  The new device requires no set-up or in-home broadband and will boost 4G LTE coverage indoors and in the surrounding area for Sprint customers.
Mark Scott / New York Times:
Analysis shows that US election-style misinformation and alt-right-inspired memes, many backing Le Pen, aren't being shared widely during the French election  —  The digital call to arms came shortly after the first round of the French presidential election.

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