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May 25, 2019, 12:40 AM

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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
First American Financial's site exposed 885M files that included bank account numbers, mortgage and tax records, SSNs, wire transactions, drivers license pics  —  The Web site for Fortune 500 real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. [NYSE:FAF] leaked hundreds of millions …
Szu Ping Chan / BBC:
Sources: Facebook is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency and a digital payments system in about a dozen countries by Q1 2020  —  Facebook is finalising plans to launch its own crypto-currency next year.  —  It is planning to set up a digital payments system in about a dozen countries by the first quarter of 2020.
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Julia Alexander / The Verge:
YouTube announces API changes that will hide live subscriber counts starting in August, sparking YouTuber protests to save analytics providers like Social Blade  —  Why one analytics site matters  —  To those outside of YouTube, Social Blade is just another analytics site that tracks subscriber growth or loss.
Lizette Chapman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Palantir's 2018 revenue grew ~40% YoY to ~$1B, as losses fell to ~$30M; Palantir wants to show two consecutive years of growth before expected 2020 IPO  —  Palantir is among the world's most richly valued and most powerful tech startups, after spending 15 years on the private markets …
CNBC:
Apple acquired Tueo Health, a small startup developing an app that works with commercial breathing sensors to help manage asthma symptoms in sleeping children  —  KEY POINTS  — Apple bought Tueo Health, which was working on a solution to help parents monitor asthma symptoms in children using …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft's xCloud game streaming service, in testing among its employees, can stream 3,500+ Xbox games without developers making any changes to their titles  —  Still no date for public trials  —  Microsoft is revealing some of the more finer details about its upcoming xCloud game streaming service today.
Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
Facebook decides to let the misleading Nancy Pelosi video remain on its platform indefinitely, but with a fact check, says it will limit the video's reach  —  Nancy Pelosi, the 79-year-old speaker of the House of Representatives, has been a frequent target for President Donald Trump and his political allies.
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Source: Snap in talks to license the catalogs of Sony Music, Universal Music, and Warner Music, which will allow Snapchat users to include songs in their posts  —  Snap wants to up Snapchat's music game.  —  The company has been in negotiations with music companies including the big three …

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