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June 6, 2017, 2:20 PM

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Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Source: Uber sexual harassment findings result in 20+ fired after 215 claims investigated; a separate Eric Holder-led probe has sent recommendations to board  —  Uber Technologies Inc. told employees that more than 20 people have been fired after a company investigation into sexual harassment claims …
The Intercept:
Leaked top-secret NSA doc: Russian military intelligence sent spear-phishing emails to 100+ local election officials days before the US presidential election  —  Russian military intelligence executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails …
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Lyft teams up with NuTonomy for on-demand autonomous vehicles, will launch limited pilot in Boston within the next few months  —  Riders in Boston will be able to hail one “in a couple months”  —  Lyft announced a new partnership today with Boston-based self-driving car startup NuTonomy to eventually put …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Cloud security broker Netskope raises $100M Series E led by previous investors Lightspeed and Accel  —  As enterprises continue to move more of their computing to the cloud, and across an ever-expanding range of devices from computers to phones and tablets and more, hackers continue to find ways …
Samuel Gibbs / The Guardian:
iOS 11 will not support 32-bit apps or devices, making iPhone 5, 5C, and iPad 4 obsolete  —  Apple's iOS 11 update means iPhone 5 and 5C will no longer receive updates, while some apps and games will be incompatible after switch to 64-bit  —  Apple has announced that its new iOS 11 …
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Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Snap acquires location analytics firm Placed, sources say for $200M+; Placed to continue operating independently  —  Snapchat parent Snap has acquired Placed, a Seattle-based startup that operates a consumer location analytics platform, GeekWire has learned.
Joshua Brustein / Bloomberg:
How some Silicon Valley firms like Cisco rely heavily on Indian IT firms to staff up; Cisco lobbied for H-1B expansion amid several rounds of layoffs  —  Indian companies are applying for a lot of visas for workers to fill jobs at the headquarters of American tech companies
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
WhatsApp for iOS now displays four or more images as inline albums, gets filters for photos, videos, and GIFs  —  The camera is the new keyboard, and WhatsApp refuses to be left behind.  While its sister app Instagram dukes it out with Snapchat in the west, WhatsApp is popularizing visual communication around the world.
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Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
At Zoho Recruit, We Take Workflows very Personnel-ly  —  Here's the thing about workflows.  They are very difficult to understand until you actually start working with them.  —  But, for recruiters …

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