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July 9, 2018, 9:20 AM

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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 …
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.
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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Index Ventures raises $1.65B for its two newest funds: $650M for its early-stage fund and $1B for its growth fund  —  Make way for more money into the startup investing pool: today, Index Ventures announced that it has closed a total of $1.65 billion in new funds — $1 billion that it plans …

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Smartsheet:
Direct listing or IPO: What's the difference?  —  What's the best way to take a company public?  Recently a few larger, well-known brands, notably Spotify and Slack, have opted for the direct listing.  Read more.
Zoho:
7 Email marketing best practices for the holiday season  —  While holidays spell fun and frolic for some, for others they mean more work.  When it comes to email marketers, the holidays are a time to buckle up for increased marketing activity.
Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.
Intel:
Here's why gamers should go with a processor that has high IPC and can hit the highest frequencies  —  Adding core count for core count's sake does not create a better gaming experience
Mattermost:
How is Mattermost different from Slack?  —  Learn why Mattermost is the #1 open source Slack alternative.

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