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May 8, 2017, 9:55 AM

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Flaw in Intel chipsets' remote management allows hijacking using any authentication string; HP, Lenovo, others issue advisories; Intel expects patches next week  —  Patch for severe authentication bypass bug won't be available until next week.  —  A remote hijacking flaw that lurked …
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Server for HandBrake, a popular Mac video transcoder, hacked; users who downloaded app between May 2-6 have 50% chance of infection with a remote access trojan  —  The developers of open source video transcoder app Handbrake have issued a security warning to Mac users after a mirror download server hosting the software was hacked.
BBC:
Ahead of June 8 UK general election, Facebook publishes ads in UK papers, including The Times, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, to raise awareness about fake news  —  Facebook has broadened its campaign to raise awareness about fake news, by publishing adverts in the UK press.
Yoolim Lee / Bloomberg:
Singapore-based e-commerce and online games startup, Garena, raises $550M, rebrands as Sea  —  Hillhouse, Cathay Financial, Farallon joined latest round  —  Startup adopts new name Sea Ltd. to signal regional ambitions  —  Garena has rebranded as Sea Ltd. after Southeast Asia's …
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Ohioan recounts dinner with Zuckerberg, the presence of eight former secret service agents, and how Zuck said he has spoken to Trump multiple times on the phone  —  About two weeks ago, Daniel Moore received a cryptic phone call.  —  The 57-year-old resident of Newton Falls …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Strategy Analytics: Apple shipped 3.5M Watches In Q1'17, capturing 15.9% market share in wearables, and Xiaomi shipped 3.4M wearables; Fitbit says it shipped 3M  —  Apple became the world's largest wearables vendor in the first quarter of 2017 with an estimated 3.5 million Apple Watch shipments …
The Boston Consulting Group:
BCG study: in 2016 Chinese consumers spent $750B online, more than the US and UK combined, and 74% of China's e-commerce purchases were made with mobile phones  —  The New Retail: Lessons from China for the West  —  Imagine being in the middle of Times Square, surrounded by flashing lights …

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