Techmeme
October 4, 2019, 8:10 PM

Top News

CNBC:
PayPal says it is withdrawing from Facebook's Libra Association, becoming the first of its founding members to do so  —  PayPal is withdrawing from Facebook's Libra Association, the company announced Friday.  —  “PayPal has made the decision to forgo further participation in the Libra Association …
Tom Burt / Microsoft on the Issues:
Microsoft: Iran-linked group, dubbed Phosphorus, attempted to hack 241 accounts belonging to a 2020 presidential campaign and others between Aug. and Sept.  —  Today we're sharing that we've recently seen significant cyber activity by a threat group we call Phosphorus, which we believe originates …
New York Times:
Sources: Trump's re-election campaign is the presidential campaign that Microsoft said was targeted by Iranian hackers  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Iranian hackers targeted President Trump's re-election campaign, two people with knowledge of the attacks said on Friday, in a sign of how cyberattacks …
More: Reuters and Fortune
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google has held discussions about acquiring the TikTok-like short video app Firework; California-based Firework was valued at $100M+ earlier this year  —  Firework is startup behind app that lets users share 30-second clips; Weibo also has expressed interest
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Report: attackers are exploiting an Android zero-day vulnerability, giving them control of ~18 phone models, including four Pixel models, via a malicious app  —  Vulnerable phones include 4 Pixel models, devices from Samsung, Motorola, and others.  —  Attackers are exploiting a zero …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Disney is banning Netflix ads on its networks; it had initially issued a blanket ban on ads from any streamers, but reversed course for all but Netflix  —  Entertainment giants are set to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to promote new streaming services
Anirban Sen / Reuters:
Sources: SoftBank is struggling to raise money for Vision Fund 2; it is likely to be far smaller, at least at the start, than the $108B it said it had lined up  —  (Reuters) - SoftBank Group founder and CEO Masayoshi Son is struggling to raise money for a second massive technology investment fund …
Financial Times:
US and UK sign the first-ever bilateral data access agreement, enabled by the Cloud Act, to speed up court-approved data exchanges for criminal investigations  —  Police and intelligence agencies are to be given expedited access to electronic communications sent by terrorists …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple confirms it has acquired IKinema, a UK-based startup developing motion capture animation tech used in games and VR  —  Apple may have recently acquired UK-based motion capture company IKinema, based on evidence from company filings and information shared by a MacRumors reader.

Sponsor Posts

Zoho:
Almost finished writing your book this NaNoWriMo?  Now, you can easily process it with Writer!  —  Here are a list of tools to easily process your book with Writer this National Novel Writing Month.
Oura:
Better sleep, better you.  —  Why the Oura Ring is the perfect companion to other wearables in painting a fuller picture of your health.
Dithering:
$5 a month: cheap  —  A thrice-weekly podcast from Ben Thompson and John Gruber. 15 minutes per episode.  Not a minute less, not a minute more.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Find out who the top reporters are in 43 different tech categories  —  Who are the most influential writers on topics like AI, VR, IoT, or e-commerce?  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to find out.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Tue. 12/01 - Amazon Launches EC2 Mac Instances Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 8:10 PM ET, October 4, 2019.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Nico Grant / Bloomberg:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:

Earlier Picks

Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Adam Satariano / New York Times: