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April 13, 2018, 9:55 AM

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Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Investigation: State Dept. and some local police have bought $15K+ GrayKey tools to unlock up-to-date iPhones; Secret Service and DEA also interested in GrayKey  —  A Motherboard investigation has found that law enforcement agencies across the country have purchased GrayKey …
Don Thompson / Associated Press:
Backpage.com CEO pleads guilty to federal and state charges of conspiracy and money laundering; Texas AG says the company pleaded guilty to human trafficking  —  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The chief executive of a website that authorities have dubbed a lucrative nationwide “online brothel” …
ecns:
Report: Chinese police say they have arrested a fugitive after facial recognition technology helped identify him out of ~60K people attending a concert  —  Police nabbed a crime suspect at a concert in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, thanks to a facial recognition system.
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook marketing exec says users generally haven't changed settings amid the recent privacy scandals and that it doesn't expect any revenue impact  —  Company marketing executive says users generally haven't changed privacy settings amid recent concerns  —  LONDON— Facebook Inc. FB -1.47% …
Shannon Vavra / Axios:
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Tesla removed from NTSB investigation into fatal Autopilot crash after releasing info “before it was vetted and confirmed” by the agency; Tesla says it withdrew  —  The NTSB says Tesla is oversharing; Tesla says it just wants to be transparent  —  Tesla has been removed …
Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer.com:
Bitcoins worth $3.3M stolen from Indian cryptocurrency exchange Coinsecure, in what is said to be India's first big crypto theft; CEO accuses its CSO  —  The CEO of Coinsecure, an India-based cryptocurrency exchange, has accused his CSO of stealing 438 Bitcoin —around $3.3 million at today's exchange rate …
Nicholas Megaw / Financial Times:
Santander becomes first international bank to launch cross-border, blockchain-based payments, in Spain, UK, Brazil, and Poland on Friday, uses Ripple tech  —  Santander has become the first international bank to launch a cross-border payments system based on blockchain …

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