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August 11, 2018, 11:20 PM

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New York Times:
Inside Twitter's Friday meeting where Jack Dorsey and executives discussed Infowars, what “dehumanizing speech” means, and a possible drafting of new policies  —  SAN FRANCISCO — With his arms folded, Jack Dorsey paced back and forth in a conference room at Twitter's headquarters on Friday afternoon.
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Twitter says it found 7 tweets by Infowars or Alex Jones that broke rules but accounts won't be suspended; 2 of the now-deleted tweets were made after Dec. 2017  —  Twitter said Friday that the accounts belonging to far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his fringe media organization InfoWars would …
BuzzFeed News:
Twitter suspends several accounts associated with the right-wing group Proud Boys and founder Gavin McInnes for violating policy on violent extremist groups  —  Twitter suspended several accounts associated with the Proud Boys, a right-wing group present at last year's Unite the Right rally …
Wall Street Journal:
Inside Kim Nilsson's and other WizSec cofounders' quest to find Mt. Gox's hackers, which traced stolen bitcoins to BTC-E and its alleged admin Alexander Vinnik  —  Rampant thefts are taking the shine off cryptocurrencies.  After the Mt. Gox debacle, Kim Nilsson decided to fight back.
Cory Fields:
Bitcoin developer describes how he found a critical blockchain splitting vulnerability, now fixed, in competing Bitcoin Cash cryptocurrency  —  My experience disclosing a critical Bitcoin Cash vulnerability  —  On April 25, 2018, I anonymously and privately disclosed a critical vulnerability …
Matt Harris / Fortune:
Fintech startup trends: most growth in real estate and crypto, wealth and investment startup activity steady, payments and lending are least active, and more  —  I've been proven wrong once again.  —  For eight years running, I've predicted that fintech investment is going to plateau.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researcher details how vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in wireless gateways could expose emergency first responders and critical infrastructure to risk  —  Gateways are supposed to make cops safer.  Many leak their locations in real time.  —  In late 2016, security researcher Justin Shattuck …
More: eWeek
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Researchers find bugs in some mobile card readers from Square, SumUp, iZettle, and PayPal that allow manipulation or remote control via Bluetooth or mobile apps  —  THE TINY, PORTABLE credit card readers you use to pay at farmer's markets, bake sales, and smoothie shops are convenient for consumers and merchants alike.
More: CNET and PaymentsSource

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