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February 10, 2020, 10:15 AM

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Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
MWC bans visitors from China's Hubei province and will require those who have been to China 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.
Reuters:
Sources: over 300 Chinese companies, including Xiaomi, Megvii, and Didi Chuxing, are seeking bank loans totaling $8.2B to soften coronavirus' impact  —  BEIJING (Reuters) - More than 300 Chinese firms including Meituan Dianping (3690.HK), China's largest food delivery company …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Samsung shows off the unannounced Galaxy Z Flip in an Oscars ad, ahead of its Unpacked keynote, with small print that says a crease on the main screen is normal  —  It's not just leaks that let us know what big tech companies plan to announce at their keynotes, increasingly it's the companies themselves.
Adam Satariano / New York Times:
Profile of Ben Nimmo, a founder of Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab, who helped pioneer investigations into online disinformation  —  Ben Nimmo helped pioneer disinformation investigations.  His work is now more urgent as misleading internet tactics spread.
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.

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