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September 8, 2017, 6:10 PM

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
The Equifax breach, affecting ~44% of US population, is possibly the worst leak of personal information ever and was handled poorly by the company  —  Consumer's most sensitve data is now in the open and will remain so for years to come.  —  It's a sad reality in 2017 that a data breach …
Todd Haselton / CNBC:
Credit agency Equifax says breach affecting up to 143M US consumers found 7/29; sensitive data exposed included DOB, SSN, and 209K credit card numbers  —  Equifax Inc., which supplies credit information and other information services, said Thursday that a cybersecurity incident …
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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: FBI is investigating Uber over use of defunct “Hell” program that tracked drivers working for competitors like Lyft  —  Investigators looking at whether Uber's defunct ‘Hell’ internal program was used to interfere illegally with competitors
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook is willing to spend $1B through 2018 on original video for its platform, a dramatic increase on its current video deals  —  Social-media giant could spend as much as $1 billion to cultivate original shows for its platform  —  Facebook Inc. FB .65% is loosening its purse strings …
Sumit Chakraberty / Tech in Asia:
Indian budget hotel aggregator OYO raises $250M Series D led by SoftBank Vision Fund, with Sequoia, Lightspeed, Greenoaks, and Hero Enterprise participating  —  Japanese giant SoftBank is keeping its faith in India's budget accommodation provider Oyo, despite its mounting losses and growing competition.
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Filecoin blockchain data storage network completes ICO by raising a record $257M including $52M presale, surpassing the $232M raised by Tezos  —  Blockchain data storage network Filecoin has officially completed its initial coin offering (ICO), raising more than $257 million over a month of activity.
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