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May 14, 2019, 1:35 PM

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Brendan Farrington / Associated Press:
Republican governor of Florida says Russian hackers accessed voter databases in two counties ahead of 2016's election, but election results weren't compromised  —  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Russian hackers gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties ahead of the 2016 presidential election …
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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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
VP of Apple Pay debuts a new iPhone NFC feature: tags that trigger Apple Pay purchases when tapped without needing a special app; Bird is a launch partner  —  Apple's VP of Apple Pay Jennifer Bailey today announced a new NFC feature for iPhone: special tags that trigger Apple Pay purchases when tapped …
William Gallagher / AppleInsider:
Adobe is warning users of older versions of Creative Cloud apps to stop using them or face “infringement claims” from 3rd-parties; Adobe is being sued by Dolby  —  Users of older versions of Creative Cloud apps, including Photoshop, Premiere Pro and Lightroom Classic …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Algorithmia raises $25M Series B led by Norwest Partners for its AI automation platform, says over 90,000 engineers and data scientists are now on the platform  —  Algorithmia, a Seattle-based startup that offers a cloud-agnostic AI automation platform for enterprises, today announced …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
WekaIO, which develops file systems optimized for AI and technical workloads, raises $31.7M Series C led by HPE, bringing total raised to about $73.7M  —  No matter the domain, data-intensive apps share one requirement in common: a reliable file system that ensures data is available to them on demand.

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