Techmeme
September 8, 2017, 11:50 AM

Top News

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 …
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 …
Anders Melin / Bloomberg:
Three Equifax execs including CFO sold shares worth ~$1.8M days after breach found but before public disclosure; no filings list transactions as scheduled sales  —  Trio didn't know about the intrusion when selling, firm says  —  Shares tumbled in late trading after company disclosed breach
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: FBI is investigating Uber over use of defunct “Hell” program that illegally tracked drivers working for competitors like Lyft  —  Investigators looking at whether Uber's defunct ‘Hell’ internal program was used to interfere illegally with competitors
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.
More: Tech.eu and Mashable
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Experts say Facebook's reticence to reveal information about advertisers, as other media forums must, threatens the democratic process  —  Sen. Mark Warner suggested that Facebook should disclose the same information about political ads that radio and TV stations are required to.
Robert Hof / SiliconANGLE:
Cloudera acquires machine learning research company Fast Forward Labs, beats Q2 expectations as it reports $89.8M revenue  —  In its second quarter since going public in April, big-data firm Cloudera Inc. managed to beat expectations, reversing a first-quarter disappointment that saw its shares plunge 16 percent the next day.
Gerrit De Vynck / Bloomberg:
Canada-based Kik plans $125M ICO, says it won't allow investors from its home country to participate due to weak guidance from Ontario Securities Commission  —  Messaging app plans to raise $125 million total in offering  —  Kik CEO said ‘weak guidance’ from OSC led to the decision
John Mannes / TechCrunch:
Microsoft and Facebook partner to launch Open Neural Network Exchange format, letting AI developers switch between frameworks easily  —  Facebook and Microsoft announced ONNX, the Open Neural Network Exchange this morning in respective blog posts.  The Exchange makes it easier …

Sponsor Posts

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 …

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home for Thursday, June 21 Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 11:50 AM ET, September 8, 2017.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Pew Research Center:

Earlier Picks

Wall Street Journal:
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: