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August 2, 2018, 10:05 AM

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Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Cisco is buying Duo Security, a vendor of cloud-based two-factor authentication services, for $2.35B in cash  —  Cisco today announced its intent to buy Ann Arbor, MI-based security firm, Duo Security.  Under the terms of agreement, Cisco is paying $2.35 billion in cash and assumed equity awards for Duo.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple says apps and in-app purchases for macOS and iOS will be removed from its affiliate program on October 1; music, movies, books, and TV will remain  —  Apple announced in an email to publishers this evening that it is making changes to its iTunes Affiliate Program.
Christopher Slowe / Reddit:
Reddit says a few employees had their work accounts hacked via 2FA SMS intercepts, leading to a few systems being compromised and some user data leaking  —  TL;DR: A hacker broke into a few of Reddit's systems and managed to access some user data, including some current email addresses …
New York Times:
Facebook CSO Alex Stamos will join Stanford as an adjunct professor when he leaves the company on August 17; Facebook does not plan to appoint a successor  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When Facebook revealed on Tuesday that it had identified a political influence campaign ahead of the November midterm elections …
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Microsoft Surface Go review: thin and light with a gorgeous display, but its performance is wanting and there's a lack of great Windows tablet apps  —  The Surface Go is Microsoft's smallest and cheapest tablet yet, with specs that would make hardware nerds laugh.
Guilherme Rambo / 9to5Mac:
Icon found in iOS 12 beta shows an unreleased iPad with thin bezels, no Home button, or notch  —  We've been expecting an update to the iPad Pro line for later this year.  Rumors suggest that the new version will have no home button, Face ID and thinner bezels, following the design trend introduced by Apple with iPhone X.
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Sources: Google is developing a news aggregation app for use in China that will comply with the country's strict censorship laws  —  Google is developing a news-aggregation app for use in China that will comply with the country's strict censorship laws, part of a plan to re-enter …
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
A federal jury in California orders Apple to pay $145.1M in damages to Canadian intellectual property company WiLan for infringing on two wireless patents  —  According to a report from Reuters this evening, a federal jury in California has found Apple guilty of infringing on two patents held …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
As Facebook makes changes to its APIs, Twitter announces Tweets and Retweets will no longer automatically cross-post to Facebook  —  You can no longer automatically cross-post your tweets to Facebook .  Twitter announced today that functionality is now coming to an end …
Reuters:
DoJ has secured arrests of several Ukrainian members of Carbanak group charged with allegedly stealing payment card and other data from US businesses  —  (Reuters) - Three Ukrainians associated with the hacking group FIN7 have been arrested in Europe in connection with hacks …

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