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August 16, 2021, 9:05 AM

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Joseph Cox / VICE:
T-Mobile investigates claims that hackers stole data from its servers, including phone numbers, names, SSNs, and driver's license info, related to 100M+ people  —  Hackers selling the data are claiming it affects 100 million users.  —  Joseph Cox  —  T-Mobile says it is investigating …
Julia Angwin / Hello World:
Q&A with Alex Stamos on Apple's proposed child safety features, his reservations about the company's announcement and approach to child safety online, and more  —  Earlier this month Apple dropped a privacy bombshell.  After years of touting its strong commitment to privacy …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Wall Street Journal:
In a new lawsuit, a US-based contractor claims Huawei stole its tech and pressured it to build a “back door” into a sensitive surveillance project in Pakistan  —  Small U.S. software maker alleges Chinese telecom giant sought live access to data in Pakistan; Huawei denies claim
Wall Street Journal:
A look at chipmakers' race to capitalize on a wave of subsidies, as the US and other western countries reassess their industrial policies to slow China's rise  —  U.S. semiconductor maker's appeal for subsidies plays on national security fears during chip shortage; ‘Never let a good crisis go to waste’
Joanna Ossinger / Bloomberg:
Crypto staking service Figment raises $50M Series B, led by Senator Investment Group and Liberty City Ventures, source says at a ~$500M valuation  —  - Senator Investment, Liberty City Ventures led the fundraising  — Round values Figment at about $500 million: person familiar
Kyle Chayka / New Yorker:
Profile of @images_ai, a Twitter account launched by a music student in June, that uses neural networks, including OpenAI's CLIP, to generate surreal art  —  The Twitter account @images_ai has gained a following for its feed of surreal, glitchy, sometimes beautiful images created through machine learning.
Globes Online:
Cisco confirms it has acquired Epsagon, an Israel-based cloud application monitoring startup; sources say Cisco will be paying $500M  —  Cisco EVP Liz Centoni: When the acquisition closes, the Epsagon team will join our strategy, incubation and applications group.
Che Pan / South China Morning Post:
Chinese government says integrated circuit output rose 47.3% YoY to 203.6B units in the year to July, as new capacity is added to meet semiconductor demand  —  In the first seven months of the year, China's total IC output reached a hefty 203.6 billion units, up 47.3 per cent compared …

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