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July 9, 2018, 6:25 AM

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Paul Mozur / New York Times:
How China's drive for a surveillance state is fueling an investment boom in surveillance firms and can instill mass obedience regardless of the tech's efficacy  —  ZHENGZHOU, China — In the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, a police officer wearing facial recognition glasses spotted a heroin smuggler at a train station.
Foeke Postma / bellingcat:
Analysis: fitness tracking website Polar Flow exposed info like names and home addresses of ~6500 military, FBI, NSA, and other staffers at 200+ sensitive sites  —  Polar, a fitness app, is revealing the homes and lives of people exercising in secretive locations, such as intelligence agencies …
CNBC:
Xiaomi closes just below the IPO price on the first day of trading in Hong Kong after pricing IPO at the bottom of the range at $2.17/share and raising $4.7B  —  - The company's Hong Kong offering was priced at 17 Hong Kong dollars, which was on the low end of the expected range.
Timehop:
Timehop says it detected a network intrusion on July 4 that led to a data breach of names, email addresses, and some phone numbers affecting ~21M users  —  On July 4, 2018, Timehop experienced a network intrusion that led to a breach of some of your data.  We learned of the breach …
Timothy McLaughlin / Wired:
How Facebook focused on Myanmar's exploding connectivity, ignored hate speech warnings before 2014 riots, and can still take days to respond to emergencies  —  The riots wouldn't have happened without Facebook.  —  ON THE THE evening of July 2, 2014 a swelling mob of hundreds …
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Profile of National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's GEOINT App Store that hosts Android, iOS, desktop, and web apps for the Department of Defense  —  EVERY DAY, COMPANIES like Google and Apple wage a constant battle to keep malicious apps out of their marketplaces and off people's phones.
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Brook Larmer / New York Times:
The explosion of e-waste, estimated to cross 57M tons annually by 2021, highlights its dual role as environmental scourge and potential economic resource  —  The police raid on a junkyard on the outskirts of Bangkok had all the trappings of a drug bust.  Swarming onto the open-air property in late May …
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