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July 21, 2019, 2:00 AM

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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Hackers breached SyTech, a contractor for Russia's FSB, and stole 7.5TB of data about its projects for the agency, including one for deanonymizing Tor traffic  —  SyTech, the hacked company, was working on research projects for the FSB, Russia's intelligence service.
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Profile of Calibra's head of strategy Morgan Beller, previously a partner at a16z, and the original driving force behind Facebook's push into cryptocurrency  —  KEY POINTS  — Morgan Beller is one of three people — all Facebook employees — listed as a co-creator of the proposed Libra digital currency …
Andrew Liptak / The Verge:
A new set of Pixel 4 leaked images and a series of renders show it will have a large forehead bezel for a variety of sensors and front-facing cameras  —  A lot of space to cover up  —  A new set of leaked images of Google's forthcoming Pixel 4 smartphone have surfaced on the web …
Eugene Kim / CNBC:
Amazon updates ToS for 3rd party sellers, will now give a 30-day notice and provide reasons for account suspensions, but sellers say changes don't go far enough  —  KEY POINTS  — Amazon updated its terms of service for third-party sellers this week, committing to give a 30-day notice and provide reasons for account suspensions.
David Z. Morris / Fortune:
Dust Identity, which covers objects with a diamond dust coating with a unique pattern to track them across complex supply chains, raises $10M Series A  —  Startup Dust Identity has raised $10 million in a series A funding round, led by Kleiner Perkins and including strategic investments …
More: TechCrunch
Andrew Liptak / The Verge:
Some publishers are demanding Audible to exclude their audiobooks from Captions, Audible's upcoming AI-powered transcriptions feature, citing copyright claims  —  Some are asking for their books to be withheld from the feature  —  Earlier this week, Audible revealed that it was working …
AnnaMaria Andriotis / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Equifax is nearing a ~$700M settlement to resolve federal and state probes and a national class-action lawsuit over the breach disclosed in Sept. 2017  —  Credit-reporting firm nears deal to settle investigations into 2017 hack that exposed millions of Americans' personal data
Washington Post:
Sources: the FTC has finalized a multimillion dollar settlement with Google in an investigation into YouTube for violating federal data privacy laws for kids  —  The Federal Trade Commission has finalized a settlement with Google in its investigation into YouTube for violating federal kids …
Jon Emont / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon offers Marketplace merchants perks like prominent placements, more if they agree to sell their successful brands to Amazon, often at $10K/brand  —  Program offers merchants prominent display and marketing support—at the cost of giving Amazon the right to buy their brand at a fixed price
More: PYMNTS.com
Heather Landi / FierceHealthcare:
Phreesia, a patient-intake software platform, has closed up 40% on its first day of trading on Thursday, after raising $167M in its IPO  —  Healthcare software company Phreesia closed its first day of trading as a public company Thursday about 40% above its set price.
More: Bloomberg

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