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August 14, 2019, 2:55 PM

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Josh Taylor / The Guardian:
Fingerprints of 1M+ people and biometric info from a system used by banks, London police, and defense contractors, discovered on a publicly accessible database  —  Fingerprints, facial recognition and other personal information from Biostar 2 discovered on publicly accessible database
Dan Primack / Axios:
WeWork files to raise $1B in an IPO, reports a $904M net loss on around $1.5B in revenue for first half of 2019  —  WeWork on Wednesday filed to raise $1 billion in an initial public offering, although the ultimate offering amount is expected to be at least three times larger.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Court documents allege that the Capital One hacker took “terabytes of data” from over 30 companies, educational institutions, and other entities  —  New court documents reveal the government is investigating the Capital One hacker for 30+ other breaches.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: technicians from Huawei have, in at least two cases, personally helped African governments spy on their political opponents  —  Employees embedded with cybersecurity forces in Uganda and Zambia intercepted encrypted communications and used cell data to track opponents, according to a Wall Street Journal investigation
Bloomberg:
FAA sent airlines a reminder to follow 2016 safety instructions that ban goods with recalled batteries, like recently recalled MacBook Pros, from the planes  —  - FAA says some MacBook Pros shouldn't be taken on airplanes  — Apple recently recalled select laptops over battery fire risk
Mariella Moon / Engadget:
AT&T and T-Mobile have started rolling out cross-network call authentication services to protect against spam and spoofed robocalls  —  AT&T and T-Mobile have started rolling out cross-network call authentication services for their subscribers.  That means the companies will now be able notify …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Microsoft patches four wormable BlueKeep-like bugs in Remote Desktop Service, two of which can be exploited remotely without authentication or user interaction  —  Most Microsoft Windows (ab)users probably welcome the monthly ritual of applying security updates about as much as they look forward …
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Facebook AI Research, DeepMind, NYU, and University of Washington debut SuperGLUE, a series of AI benchmarks to measure natural language processing performance  —  Facebook AI Research, together with Google's DeepMind, University of Washington, and New York University, today introduced SuperGLUE …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter to soon let users follow interests, starting with sports, and create separate timelines for different topics; topics will be curated by Twitter using AI  —  A new way to explore interests on Twitter  —  Twitter will begin letting users follow interests, the company said today …
Ed Targett / Computer Business Review:
Amazon says it has added “fear” to the range of emotions that its Rekognition facial recognition software can now detect  —  Release follows amid immigration protests  —  AWS has added “fear” to the range of emotions identified by its Amazon Rekognition facial analysis service …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Boatsetter, a peer-to-peer boat rental marketplace, raises $10M Series A extension round led by WestCap Group and Valor Equity, bringing total raised to $31M  —  Obviously, not everyone owns their boat, and boat ownership is far more unique than car ownership - which makes it maybe …
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Joseph Cox / VICE:
Microsoft updates privacy policy to say employees or contractors may listen to recordings from Cortana and Skype Translator, after reports revealed the practice  —  The change comes after Motherboard found that Microsoft hired contractors to listen to some Skype phone calls.

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