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February 10, 2020, 7:50 AM

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Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
MWC bans visitors from China's Hubei province, will require those who have been to China to prove they were outside the country for 14 days before the event  —  A couple of weeks out, Mobile World Congress organizer, the GSMA, has issued some fairly sweeping safeguards over growing concerns around the coronavirus.
Natt Garun / The Verge:
A roundup of the coronavirus outbreak's impact on the tech sector, from closures of offices, stores, and factories in China to affecting MWC attendance  —  The outbreak shows that what impacts China impacts everything  —  The tech sector is currently feeling the impact of the coronavirus …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Corp.com domain put up for sale for $1.7M; testing shows it could give access to proprietary data of companies that adopted default “corp” Active Directory path  —  As an early domain name investor, Mike O'Connor had by 1994 snatched up several choice online destinations …
Haaretz:
Homepage source code of an app used by Israel's Likud party exposed admin passwords, letting anyone access info on 6M+ voters in the country's voter registry  —  Names, identification numbers and addresses of over 6 million voters were leaked through the unsecured Elector app
Nic Fildes / Financial Times:
Vodafone will remove Huawei systems from its EU core network at a cost of €200M over the next five years, following new UK rules and EU guidelines last month  —  Vodafone is to strip Huawei systems out of the core of its European network at a cost of €200m as the European telecoms sector moves …
Charlotte Tucker / EU-Startups:
UK mobile banking startup Starling Bank raises €70.7M from its existing investors, Merian Global Investors and JTC, bringing its total raised to €380.6M  —  UK fintech Starling Bank has today announced raising €70.7 million from its existing investors, Merian Global Investors and JTC.
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
As competition for jobs among Amazon Flex delivery drivers grows, many of them turn to bots and devices that autotap Flex app's refresh button to secure shifts  —  - Amazon Flex drivers are using automated software, third-party apps and other tools to get jobs.
Laurence Dodds / Telegraph:
Court docs: Facebook employees discussed security issues with long-lasting access tokens, one of the reasons behind Sept. 2018 breach, at least since Dec. 2017  —  Exclusive: Employees described feeling remorse and ‘guilt’ that they ‘could have prevented’ the cyber attack that affected 29m people
Issie Lapowsky / protocol:
Checkr, a background check engine for Uber, Lyft, others, has faced ~80 lawsuits since 2015 for erroneous checks which severely disrupted incomes of gig workers  —  In a flurry of lawsuits, drivers say Checkr cost them their livelihoods.  —  Checkr, the background check engine powering …

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