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August 11, 2019, 6:45 PM

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Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins calls out Twitch for using his dormant channel to promote other streamers, including a bootleg porn broadcast for more than two hours  —  Ninja (aka Tyler Blevins) has largely avoided any bad blood between him and Twitch following his jump to Mixer, but that apparently didn't last long.
Megan Eckstein / USNI News:
US Navy to replace touchscreen throttle and helm controls on destroyers with mechanical ones, after finding that touchscreens contributed to a deadly collision  —  SAN DIEGO - The Navy will begin reverting destroyers back to a physical throttle and traditional helm control system in the next 18 to 24 months …
Charlie Warzel / New York Times:
The dueling hashtags on Twitter, blaming the Clintons and Trump for Jeffrey Epstein's death, are a grim testament to our deeply poisoned information ecosystem  —  With each news cycle, the system grows more efficient.  —  Mr. Warzel is an Opinion writer at large.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Teen hacker Bill Demirkapi on finding bugs, that exposed 5M student records across 5,000 schools, in educational software from providers Blackboard and Follett  —  A FEW SHORT decades ago, the archetypal hacker was a bored teenager breaking into his school's network to change grades, à la Ferris Bueller.
Patrick Howell O'Neill / MIT Technology Review:
FireEye: Chinese state-backed hacker group APT41 hacks video-game companies and sells virtual game currencies on the dark web as a side hustle  —  Just because you're a world-class Chinese government hacker busy conducting espionage against geopolitical adversaries doesn't mean you can't make a little extra money on the side.
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Reuters:
In the face of the US ban, Huawei's smartphone sales are surging in China, boosted by rising grassroots patriotism and heavy promotions by the company  —  SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - When 23-year-old Chinese student Aaron Huang started his hunt for an Android replacement for his Apple …
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Maria Deutscher / SiliconANGLE:
Cisco to acquire Voicea, the maker of a voice assistant called Eva for business meetings; Voicea had raised $20M from investors including GV and Salesforce  —  Cisco Systems Inc. today announced that it's bolstering its family of collaboration products with the acquisition of Voicea …

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