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May 8, 2017, 10:35 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.
Marcus Ash / Windows Blog:
Harman Kardon unveils Invoke, a Cortana-enabled speaker with 360-degree sound and Skype integration  —  The Harman Kardon Invoke speaker combines the rich, captivating sound that Harman Kardon is known for with your personal digital assistant, Cortana, in an innovative and beautifully designed speaker for the home.
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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