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July 24, 2021, 12:40 PM

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Kris Holt / Engadget:
Kim Zetter / Zero Day:
Uncertainty about the nature of the list of 50K potential Pegasus targets created confusion and controversy, but doesn't negate the investigation's key findings  —  A series of blockbuster stories published this week around a leaked list of 50,000 phone numbers have created confusion …
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Facebook announces the Passthrough API, which allows Oculus Quest 2 developers to use real-world images collected via sensors to create mixed reality apps  —  Developers will get the experimental feature with Oculus' next SDK  —  Facebook announced a new API that will let developers incorporate video …
CNN:
Experts working with companies affected by the Kaseya ransomware attack say Kaseya is requiring companies to sign NDAs before providing access to decryption key  —  Washington (CNN)On Thursday, the software company Kaseya announced that it could help unlock any of its customers' systems …
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
Christine Hall / TechCrunch:
Sendlane, which helps e-commerce companies automate email and SMS marketing, raises $20M Series A; CEO says Sendlane, which is seeing $7M+ in ARR, is profitable  —  Sendlane, a San Diego-based multichannel marketing automation platform, announced Thursday it raised $20 million in Series A funding.
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The Cloudflare Blog:
Cloudflare accuses AWS of massive markups on egress bandwidth fees per region, estimating North American and European customers pay 80x the operational costs  —  Loading...  When web hosting services first emerged in the mid-1990s, you paid for everything on a separate meter: bandwidth, storage, CPU, and memory.
James Vincent / The Verge:
Alphabet announces Intrinsic, a new company to build software for industrial robots, as part of its “other bets” that includes Waymo, Wing, and Verily  —  Intrinsic is one of Alphabet's other bets, like Waymo and Wing  —  Google's parent-company Alphabet has a birth to announce …

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