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July 21, 2019, 3:50 PM

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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.
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 …
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 …
Andy Newman / New York Times:
A reporter describes his and others' experiences delivering food on bikes for apps like Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Postmates in New York City  —  I had just started my lunch shift when the phone pinged: Uber Eats, pickup at Cocina del Sur on West 38th Street in Manhattan, five blocks away.  Great!
Tim Merel / VentureBeat:
Report: of the $5.4B invested in AR and VR in the last 12 months to Q2 2019, Chinese companies raised over 2.5x more money than North American counterparts  —  If today's AR/VR investment/merger-and-acquisition dynamics continue, there could be a window of one year to 18 months for corporate and VC …
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Lyft deployed its dockless e-bikes in SF on Friday, after the city granted it an interim permit; Lyft sued SF in June alleging exclusivity contract violations  —  When tech companies sue cities, it's rare to see a resolution — albeit a temporary one — in favor of the tech company happen so quickly, if at all.
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
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 …
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