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July 30, 2019, 10:20 AM

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Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
Capital One announces breach affecting ~106M US and Canadian customers, with most info accessed from credit card applications; FBI has arrested suspected hacker  —  Capital One, the Virginia-based bank with a popular credit card business, announced Monday that a hacker had accessed …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft acquires BlueTalon, a data privacy and governance startup; BlueTalon had raised about $27.4M, per Crunchbase  —  Microsoft today announced that it has acquired BlueTalon, a data privacy and governance service that helps enterprises set policies for how their employees can access their data.
Saheli Roy Choudhury / CNBC:
Huawei H1 2019: revenue of $58.26B, up 23.2% YoY; smartphone shipments of 118M, up 24% YoY; Canalys report says Huawei leads in China with 38.2% market share  —  KEY POINTS  — China's Huawei reported a 23.2% year-over-year increase in revenue for the first six months of 2019 despite facing political headwinds.
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Uber says it laid off ~400 people across 75 offices from its 1,200-person marketing team, as the ride-hailing company tries to streamline its operations  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Uber said it laid off around 400 people from its marketing team on Monday, as the ride-hailing company tries to cut costs …
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Pixel 4 will come with face unlock and radar-powered Motion Sense features to let you skip songs, snooze alarms, and more by waving your hand over the device  —  As we shared last month, Pixel 4 is in the works1.  Today we're giving you an early look at the technology behind two new features coming …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
As identity fraud schemes plague Facebook, the company seems unable or unwilling to address accounts that use others' photos as their own profile pictures  —  Renee Holland sent her Facebook friend thousands of dollars.  She became entwined in a global fraud that the social network …
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Sony Q1: 3.2M PS4s sold, 100M sold since launch in 2014, while smartphone revenue dropped 15% QoQ, with 900K units shipped, less than half of Q1 2018  —  Despite flagging sales of late, Sony's PlayStation 4 has sold 100 million units, making it the fastest-selling console to hit that number.
Juro Osawa / The Information:
Sources: Huawei and Google were working together on a Huawei-branded smart speaker slated for September release, but that work ended after Trump's ban in May  —  China's Huawei and Google were working together on a new Huawei-branded smart speaker right before President Donald Trump restricted Huawei's access …
Ionut Ilascu / BleepingComputer:
Researchers: Wind River's popular VxWorks' real-time operating system for embedded devices has had serious flaws for the past 13 years; patches are available  —  Almost a dozen serious vulnerabilities have been sitting for the past 13 years in the VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) …
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
How the West has misinterpreted the scope of China's social credit system, which is currently a patchwork of regional pilots and experimental projects  —  IN OCTOBER 2018, Vice President Mike Pence paid a visit to the Hudson Institute—a conservative Washington D.C. think tank …

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