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November 20, 2019, 8:40 AM

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Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Researchers find bugs in Google and Samsung camera apps from before July 2019 that could record video, take pictures, and extract GPS data without permission  —  A new vulnerability has been found in the Camera apps for millions, if not hundreds of millions, of Android devices that could allow …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google announces Your News Update, an Assistant-powered audio feature that chooses stories based on interests, location, and more, available first in the US  —  It plays from a variety of sources instead of just the few you hand-pick  —  Google is rolling out a new service for Google Assistant that it's calling “Your News Update.”
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Amazon's Ring says police can request 12 hours of video footage from users near suspected crime scenes, keep the video forever, and share it with anyone  —  Police officers who download videos captured by homeowners' Ring doorbell cameras can keep them forever and share them with whomever …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Malware that steals cryptocurrency found embedded in some versions of Monero's official client app available on its site; Monero team says it is investigating  —  The Monero Project is currently investigating a potential compromise of the official website after a coin stealer was found …
Mary Ann Azevedo / Crunchbase News:
Pensa Systems raises $10M in additional seed funding for its tech that can help retailers automatically track in-store inventory using AI and autonomous drones  —  Pensa Systems, an Austin startup with its eye on “eliminating” a trillion dollar blind spot for the retail industry, has raised $10 million in additional seed funding.
Bloomberg:
Alibaba has raised ~$11.2B in its Hong Kong share sale, after pricing 500M new shares at HK$176, in one of the largest equity offerings this year  —  - Company priced 500 million new shares at HK$176 each  — Alibaba's share sale is among the world's largest this year
Luana Pascu / Biometric Update:
Israel-based Viisights, which develops a video intelligence service that uses AI to analyze and manage video surveillance streams, raises $10M Series A  —  AI technology developer Viisights has raised $10 million in Series-A funding that will be spent on further developing behavioral recognition systems …
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Mary Ann Azevedo / Crunchbase News:
Neon, which operates a digital bank in Brazil with nearly 2M accounts, has raised $94M in a round led by Banco Votorantim and General Atlantic  —  Neon, which operates a digital bank in Brazil, has reportedly raised $94 million in funding in a round led by Banco Votorantim and General Atlantic …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
CyCognito, a cybersecurity platform that analyzes a company's entire spectrum of internet-connected devices for vulnerabilities, raises $18M Series A  —  CyCognito, a cybersecurity platform that aims to give visibility into a company's security weak spots, has raised $18 million in its Series A round of funding.
FinSMEs:
CyberCube Analytics, a cyber risk analytics platform for cybersecurity insurance underwriters, raises $35M Series B  —  CyberCube Analytics, a San Francisco, CA-based cyber risk analytics company for the insurance industry, raised $35m in Series B funding.  —  The round was led by HSCM Bermuda and ForgePoint Capital.

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