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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:
Strategies for shutting down SaaS sprawl  —  Managing a chaos of apps steals focus away from IT leaders who are increasingly helping to drive business.  Read the report.
TWiT.tv:
What Up, Microsoft?  —  It's not just hardware, and it's not just Surface.  Paul, Mary Jo, and Leo talk about what Microsoft has up its sleeves for the Oct 2 event.  Subscribe to the Windows Weekly podcast.
Zoho:
Webinar Recap: Email as a tool for webinar engagement  —  Today, marketers are constantly on the lookout for different ways to promote their brand.  Conducting webinars is one of the easiest ways to connect …
AWS Startups:
Shaping Your Startup Culture to Thrive  —  Our panel of experts at our AWS Loft in New York, including folks from Buzzfeed, Enigma, and Value Culture, discuss why culture is vital to any startup that wants to survive past its early days.
Google Fi:
Google Fi - a phone plan, by Google  —  We felt that most phone plans just weren't made with you in mind.  So that's why we built Google Fi with features that real people actually want.  Click to learn more.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Patrick Brown, the chief executive of Impossible Foods, is coming to Disrupt  —  Impossible Foods is having quite the year.  In the past seven months, the company has signed a nationwide deal with Burger King …
Intel:
Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

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