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July 30, 2019, 4:05 PM

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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 …
Bloomberg:
A researcher's tip to Capital One about leaked data led to the arrest of ex-Amazon employee Paige Thompson, who prosecutors say boasted online of her exploits  —  - Former Amazon employee stole data, boasted online, U.S. says  — ‘I gotta find somewhere to store it,’ hacker allegedly wrote
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
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.
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.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft says Skype for Business Online will be “retired” on July 31, 2021; Skype consumer users will be able to communicate with Teams users starting Q1 2020  —  As part of its Skype for Business Online to Teams transition, Microsoft will enable Skype consumer users to communicate …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Identity verification startup Truework raises $12M Series A round led by Sequoia Capital  —  Truework, a San Francisco-based developer of cloud-hosted identity verification solutions, today announced that it has secured $12 million in a series A round led by Sequoia Capital, bringing its total raised to $15 million.
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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 …
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
Pocket Aces, an India-based studio that uses AI to test show ideas before developing them, strikes a deal with Netflix, raises $14.7M from Sequoia, and others  —  - Digital studio Pocket Aces' Little Things now streams globally  — The Mumbai-based content creator snagged $15 million funding
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Telegram fixes service after 1,000+ users in Brazil, including politicians, were hacked by stealing one-time passcodes sent to weakly-secured voicemails  —  Hackers won't be able to hijack accounts using the “voicemail hack” if the account owners enable two-step verification (2SV/2FA).
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google announces expanded partnership with VMware, will support VMware Cloud Foundation, which helps enterprises deploy and run hybrid clouds, on Google Cloud  —  Google today announced a new partnership with VMware that will make it easier for enterprises to run their VMware workloads on Google Cloud.
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) …

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