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February 10, 2020, 6:25 PM

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Eric Geller / Politico:
US DOJ charges four Chinese intelligence officers with hacking Equifax; the breach was disclosed in 2017 and exposed financial records of 150M Americans  —  Federal prosecutors announced charges Monday against four Chinese intelligence officers for hacking the credit-reporting giant Equifax …
Biz Carson / Protocol:
Direct-to-consumer retailer Brandless shuts down, becoming the first company backed by SoftBank's Vision Fund to do so  —  Today direct-to-consumer retailer Brandless becomes the first SoftBank Vision Fund-backed startup to close down, as it stops taking orders and halts all business operations.
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.
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 …
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Sources detail how popular email apps like Edison, Slice, and Cleanfox scrape users' inboxes, using harvested data to power market research products  —  The popular Edison email app, which is in the top 100 productivity apps on the Apple app store, scrapes users' email inboxes …
CNBC:
Filing: AWS wants to depose Trump, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, ex-Defense Secretary James Mattis, and others after losing out on Pentagon's $10B JEDI contract  —  - Amazon's cloud computing arm wants to depose President Donald Trump, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and former Defense Secretary James Mattis …
Janko Roettgers / Protocol:
Overview of TCL's success against Samsung and LG in the US TV market, fueled by thin margins and a complex Roku relationship, as cheap phones become a new focus  —  After capturing the U.S. television market with aggressively priced Roku TVs, China's TCL wants to replicate that success …
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
After Amazon removes Nazi and neo-Nazi books, some third-party booksellers say it seems to operate under vague or nonexistent rules regarding prohibited books  —  The retailer once said it would sell “the good, the bad and the ugly.”  Now it has banished objectionable volumes …
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.

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