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Dina Temple-Raston / NPR: Company officials, victims, experts, and intel officials discuss the SolarWinds hack, which successfully compromised ~100 companies and a dozen govt. agencies  —  “This release includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements.”  —  The routine software update …
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Julie Zhu / Reuters: Sources: Ant Group is exploring options for founder Jack Ma to divest his stake and give up control to appease Chinese regulators  —  Ant Group is exploring options for founder Jack Ma to divest his stake in the financial technology giant and give up control, as meetings with Chinese regulators signaled …
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Kim Lyons / The Verge: Twitter says it is “investigating a possible system irregularity currently affecting all Twitter API v2 endpoints” that is causing issues for some users  —  Users on the east coast in the US started reporting problems Friday night  —  It looks like problems on Twitter …
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Plus: Russian sanctions, Europe’s SolarWinds fallout, and more of this week’s top security news.
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From backup controllers to full-on sound systems, here are our favorite complements to your PS5.
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A number of streaming services offer "high-quality" options, from Amazon Music to Spotify's upcoming tier. Here's how to demystify them.
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Ira Boudway / Bloomberg: How Aurora, now the owner of Uber's ATG, is moving to bring its self-driving tech to market via deals with Volvo in trucking, Uber and Toyota in taxis, more  —  On Feb. 11, about a month after closing on the acquisition of Uber's Advanced Technologies Group, or ATG, the self-driving-car startup Aurora held an all-hands meet
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James Vincent / The Verge: As the EU considers new regulations for AI, 60+ NGOs ask the EC to ban automatic gender recognition systems, which rely on outmoded understandings of gender  —  Dangers posed by facial recognition like mass surveillance and mistaken identity have been widely discussed in recent years.
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Say it louder for the people in the back: As tech grows bigger by the minute and venture capital adds dollar signs by the day, a startup hub’s success is not an either/or situation. The next Silicon Valley is a tired narrative, when in reality startups look, innovate and create differently all over the world. […]
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After months of shelter-in-place orders, widespread shutdowns and physical distancing, outdoors became the only location for safe socializing.
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A new 21.5-inch iMac landing next week is a real possibility.
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AWS credentials and private repository tokens could allow self-perpetuating attacks.
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This year's ROG Zephyrus is a surprisingly well-behaved beast—but it is a beast.
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Embracing the tools that let us live and work in a pandemic made a recent recovery much easier. Here's what I learned.
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For most people, GeoGuessr is a fun way to pass the time. For others, it’s a way into the record books.
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Google's confusing privacy settings will earn it some kind of punishment in Australia.
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Data alone doesn’t spur innovation — rather, it’s data-driven storytelling that helps uncover hidden trends, powers personalization, and streamlines processes.
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Pakistan has temporarily blocked several social media services in the South Asian nation, according to users and a government-issued notice reviewed by TechCrunch. In an order titled “Complete Blocking of Social Media Platforms,” the Pakistani government ordered Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to block social media platforms including Twitter,
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Thanks again to Bryce Durbin for creating my favorite TechCrunch illustration of all time.
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Today Squarespace, a well-known software-and-hosting provider for SMB websites, released its S-1 filing. The company is pursuing a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange, or NYSE. It will trade under the ticker symbol “SQSP.” The company’s financial results paint the picture of a rapidly-growing company that has a history of profitability. S
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