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May 14, 2019, 2:45 PM

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Mehul Srivastava / Financial Times:
WhatsApp says flaw let attackers install NSO Group surveillance software on iPhones and Android phones since May via the app's call function; flaw now patched  —  A vulnerability in the messaging app WhatsApp has allowed attackers to inject commercial Israeli spyware on to phones, the company and a spyware technology dealer said.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
A side-channel flaw called ZombieLoad affects nearly all post-2011 Intel chips; Apple, Microsoft, Google release fixes today that, like Spectre, hit performance  —  Security researchers have found a new class of vulnerabilities in Intel chips which, if exploited, can be used to steal sensitive information directly from the processor.,
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
OnePlus 7 Pro unveiled with upgraded fast charging, a telephoto lens, a 90Hz edge-to-edge screen, and a retractable camera, launching for $669 in the US  —  If you've shopped for an Android phone within the past six years, chances are you've come across OnePlus.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
CNBC:
Comcast agrees to sell its stake in Hulu to Disney in five years at $27.5B valuation or appraisal amount; Comcast to relinquish voting rights immediately  —  KEY POINTS  — Disney will take “full operational control” over Hulu from Comcast, effective immediately, the companies announce.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Lauren Thomas / CNBC:
Walmart announces next-day delivery on 200K+ items for orders over $35, first in Phoenix and Las Vegas, and expanding to 75% of the US population by year-end  —  KEY POINTS  — The retailer's rollout of next-day delivery will begin in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Southern California …
Cameron Faulkner / The Verge:
Amazon says Alexa Guard, which lets Echo speakers listen for security incidents in homes and send Smart Alerts in case of danger, is now rolling out in the US  —  This free feature turns your smart speaker into a useful security device  —  Amazon's Alexa Guard feature is now rolling out in the US …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Lenovo demos a prototype ThinkPad with a folding 13.3" 4:3 2K OLED display, plans to launch a finished device in H1 2020 as part of its ThinkPad X1 brand  —  Hands-on with Lenovo's PC prototype with folding screen  —  Folding phones are already being pitched as the next big wave of tech …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Adobe updates Lightroom with in-built tutorials, shared albums, and a texture control tool  —  Adobe Lightroom is getting its first new slider in a long time today that helps bring out texture in images.  This new feature, which will be available in Lightroom, Lightroom Classic and Camera Raw …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Neighborhood social network Nextdoor raises $123M led by Riverwood Capital at a $2.1B valuation, bringing its total raised to $400M+  —  Nextdoor, the social network aimed at local neighborhoods, has raised $123 million in a round of funding led by Riverwood Capital, with participation from Benchmark …
Christine Chan / iMore:
Samsung rolls out Apple TV app and AirPlay 2 to all 2019 and select 2018 Smart TV models through a firmware update  —  Samsung is rolling out a new firmware update for all 2019 and select 2018 Smart TV models that brings in the new Apple TV app as well as AirPlay 2 support.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Respond Software, a cybersecurity company that claims its virtual security analyst emulates human reasoning to automate decision making, raises $20M Series B  —  Respond Software, a cybsersecurity platform that automates decision-making through emulating human reasoning …
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