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July 27, 2020, 3:30 AM

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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Digital banking app and tech unicorn Dave confirms a security breach after a hacker published personal information on 7.5M+ of its users on a public forum  —  Dave user data is now available for download on a public hacking forum.  —  Digital banking app and tech unicorn Dave.com confirmed today …
Ian Tucker / The Guardian:
Q&A with Yaël Eisenstat, who was briefly hired as Facebook's global head of elections integrity in 2018 and, she says, intentionally sidelined from the start  —  The ex-CIA officer on why she lasted only six months at the tech giant and her fears about its role in the forthcoming US election
Associated Press:
Trump is running Facebook ads accusing Twitter and Snapchat of election interference, while Biden's Facebook ads accuse Facebook of posing a threat to democracy  —  This photo combo of images shows, clockwise, from upper left: President Donald Trump speaking during a news conference …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
A Garmin employee confirms that the company's servers were hit by WastedLocker, a ransomware variant developed by Russia-based cybercriminal group Evil Corp  —  07/24/20 Update below.  This article was originally published on July 23rd, 2020.  It has been updated to reflect that BleepingComputer …
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
The debate over TikTok is a chance to come up with a thoughtful model to regulate big tech companies, whether they're based in China, Copenhagen, or California  —  There is plenty the U.S. government could do to ensure that TikTok acts responsibly without getting rid of it altogether.
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
SAP announces plans to spin out Qualtrics, a user experience management platform it acquired in 2018 for $8B, with an IPO in the US  —  Twenty months after SAP swooped in and announced its plan to acquire Qualtrics for $8 billion as it was on the cusp of an IPO, the experience management software company may be going public after all.
Scott Galloway / No Mercy/No Malice:
Some ideas for questions and visual aids that House antitrust subcommittee members can use when questioning the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google  —  The CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google are scheduled to testify in front of the US House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee.
Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Audit finds six election boards in MI, MO, ME, NH using a buggy version of email software Exim, which the NSA says has been targeted in attacks by Russia's GRU  —  Six jurisdictions used software that Russian spies have targeted in cyberattacks  —  Many of the thousands of county …
Biz Carson / Protocol:
A look at the rise of “solo capitalists”, micro VC funds, and AngelList's Rolling Venture Fund product that lets users subscribe and invest on a quarterly basis  —  Hello and welcome to Pipeline.  This week: The art of Twitter VC bios, hypocrisy at Carta, and how to raise a VC fund through Twitter.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
EU watchdogs warn that there is no grace period after Schrems II ruling and transfers of personal data from EU to US relying on Privacy Shield are now illegal  —  European data watchdogs have issued updated guidance in the wake of last week's landmark ruling striking down a flagship transatlantic …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Seoul-based Riiid, which uses AI to offer personalized study plans to students in its test prep app Santa, raises $41.8M, bringing its total raised to $70.2M  —  Riiid, a Seoul, South Korea-based startup developing AI test prep solutions, today closed a $41.8 million pre-series D financing round …

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