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September 28, 2018, 5:15 PM

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Guy Rosen / Facebook:
Facebook says that on September 25 it discovered a security issue affecting ~50M users that let hackers steal access tokens and take over user accounts  —  On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 25, our engineering team discovered a security issue affecting almost 50 million accounts.
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Wired:
How the security breach that made 50M Facebook accounts vulnerable to take over worked and what information may have been accessed  —  FACEBOOK'S PRIVACY PROBLEMS severely escalated Friday when the social network disclosed that an unprecedented security issue, discovered September 25, impacted almost 50 million user accounts.
Robert Ferris / CNBC:
Sources: Musk pulled out of a no-guilt SEC settlement at the last minute that barred him from being Tesla chairman for two years, required two new directors  —  - Elon Musk backed out of a deal with the Securities and Exchange Commission to settle allegations of fraud over his comments …
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Aisha Hassan / Quartz:
Spotify confirms test where it sent emails to some of its Premium for Family users asking them to prove their home address via GPS or lose access to the plan  —  Spotify recently sent an email to some of its “Premium for Family” account users in the US that asked them to confirm their home address through GPS data.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google starts rolling out Wear OS 2.1 with a Google Assistant feed, one-swipe access to Fit, and revamped notifications  —  A better foundation for future watches  —  Today, Google will begin rolling out a software update for Wear OS smartwatches.  I've been using this new version for about a week …
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Pymetrics, which uses a combination of neuroscience and AI to create games that companies use to evaluate candidates they are recruiting, raises $40M Series B  —  Pymetrics today announced it has raised $40 million to expand its work using a combination of neuroscience and artificial intelligence …

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