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December 12, 2018, 1:50 PM

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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Intel unveils its next CPU architecture, Sunny Cove, built to execute more instructions in parallel with lower latency, better cryptography support, and more  —  Finally, a move away from just bundling more cores together.  —  In 2019, Intel will release Core and Xeon chips built around a new architecture …
Brian Barrett / Wired:
Intel demos Foverus, a new way to build 3D chips by stacking logic chips atop one another, with a new power delivery process, without sacrificing performance  —  THE COMPANIES THAT make processors have a long-held obsession with getting smaller.  The famous—and increasingly obsolete …
New York Times:
Sources: Marriott hack part of Chinese intelligence effort that also hacked health insurers, other hotels, and security clearance files of millions of Americans  —  WASHINGTON — The cyberattack on the Marriott hotel chain that collected passport information or other personal details …
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to relaunch Texture as a paid news subscription service, built into the Apple News app, as soon as spring 2019, but publishers remain wary  —  - Texture is set to evolve into Apple News subscription feature  — Media executives remain wary of Apple's latest media foray
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Sundar Pichai's appearance before Congress was another in a long line of pointless hearings, where lawmakers display limited knowledge and execs are evasive  —  It's hard to imagine how these hearings will result in anything more substantial than a few less-than-viral soundbites.
Shira Ovide / Bloomberg:
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New York Times:
How uncensored viral videos of people's overdoses posted online by police and strangers with cameras are doing little else than publicly shaming drug users  —  Amid an opioid crisis, police and strangers with cameras are posting raw images of drug users passed out.
Eduard Kovacs / SecurityWeek:
Microsoft patches zero-day privilege escalation bug in Windows kernel as part of Patch Tuesday updates, which addressed ~40 vulnerabilities  —  Microsoft's Patch Tuesday updates for December 2018 address nearly 40 vulnerabilities, including a zero-day flaw affecting the Windows kernel.
Aakanksha Ahuja / DealStreetAsia:
NinjaCart, an Indian marketing and delivery platform for agricultural produce, raises $35M Series B led by Accel and Syngeta Ventures  —  NinjaCart, a marketing and delivery platform for agricultural produce, has raised $35 million ( Rs 250 crore) in a Series B funding round led by Accel Partners …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook updates its Life Events feature for profiles, letting users add animated photos or videos  —  Facebook today announced a redesign of its “Life Events” feature, which allows people to share significant milestones in their life, like an engagement, graduation, a new job, a move to a new city, and more.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Guru, an enterprise-focused knowledge-sharing platform that auto-surfaces key info, raises $25M Series B led by Thrive Capital, says ~800 firms use its service  —  Guru, the enterprise-focused information-sharing platform, has today announced the close of a $25 million Series B funding led by Thrive Capital …
Eillie Anzilotti / Fast Company:
Online banking platform Good Money, which offers each customer an equity share and asks them to vote on sustainable causes to invest in, raises $30M Series A  —  In a given year, the biggest banks in the U.S.-Wells Fargo, Citi, Bank of America, and JP Morgan Chase-rake in billions of dollars …

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