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Wirecutter: People who buy and set up a used Nest Cam Indoor that was paired with a Wink hub may be allowing previous owners unfettered access to images from the camera  —  We've explained before that when you're selling or giving away your old smart-home devices, it's critical to do a factory reset …

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Terry Spencer / Associated Press: A Florida city council votes to pay $600K ransom to hackers who, over three weeks ago, encrypted city records, disabled its email system, and more  —  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system …

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Jim Salter / Ars Technica: Oracle publishes out-of-band update to patch a zero-day code-execution vulnerability in WebLogic Server that is being actively exploited, per researchers  —  Oracle's WebLogic Java appserver hit with the third in a series of exploited RCEs.  —  Oracle on Tuesday published an out-of-band update patching …

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Sarah Emerson / VICE: Some Twitter users receiving notifications whenever someone unfollows them, falsely saying the user “followed them back”; Twitter says it's working on a bug fix  —  Twitter is telling people when someone has unfollowed them.  —  For several days, untold numbers of Twitter users …

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Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Valtix, which develops a suite of enterprise cloud security products, raises $14M Series A from Trinity Ventures and others  —  There's no two ways about it: The state of cloud services security is alarming.  About 24% of organizations have hosts missing high-severity patches in the public cloud …

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Dell Cameron / Gizmodo: Sources: Ajit Pai's office has withheld documents from Democratic FCC commissioners on the FCC's probe into the unauthorized sale of US cellphone location data  —  Democratic commissioners at the FCC are still in the dark when it comes the agency's ongoing investigation into the unauthorized sale …

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James Fallows / The Atlantic: Fresno-based Bitwise Industries, which offers training for devs, says it has raised a $27M Series A, one of the largest ever by a Latinx female-led company  —  Four years ago, my wife, Deb, and I wrote about an ambitious and unusual tech startup called Bitwise Industries …

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Sky News: Sources: the UK government will announce on Thursday that an upcoming age verification requirement for porn websites will be indefinitely delayed  —  There were fears of porn users' identities and browsing habits being tracked, creating possible blackmail and online surveillance.  —  Created with Sketch.

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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet: Researchers find that an ad agency left a database open with 150K+ personal records, including names and email and home addresses, from user-filled forms  —  Florida ad agency leaks the keys to its entire kingdom, including invoices, campaign metrics, and all collected data.

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Pete Schroeder / Reuters: Senate panel says it will hold a hearing on Facebook's Libra on July 16; source: David Marcus, who leads Facebook's blockchain efforts, is expected to testify  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Banking Committee will discuss Facebook's proposed cryptocurrency at a July 16 hearing, the panel announced Wednesday.

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Wall Street Journal: NYSE says Slack's reference price for its direct listing has been set at $26 per share, which would value Slack at $15.7B, per sources  —  This is a developing story and will be updated shortly.  —  WSJ opens select articles to reader conversation to promote thoughtful dialogue.

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Christine Wang / CNBC: NYSE says Slack's reference price for its direct listing has been set at $26 per share  —  This is breaking news.  Please check back for updates.  —  TRENDING NOW  —  Subscribe to CNBC PRO Licensing & Reprints Join the CNBC Panel Supply Chain Values Advertise With Us Closed Captioning Digital Products Privacy Policy Internships

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Jordan Novet / CNBC: Oracle reports Q4 revenue of $11.14B, rising 1% YoY and beating analyst estimates of $10.93B, as its Cloud Services division beats with revenue of $6.8B  —  KEY POINTS  —  Oracle stock went up as much as 7% on Wednesday after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for the fourth quarter …

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Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica: How AI and IoT are driving an industrial revolution on the factory floor by improving operational technology, lowering downtime via predictive maintenance, more  —  IoT has arrived on the factory floor with the force of Kool-Aid Man exploding through walls.

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Globes Online: Israeli facial recognition startup AnyVision adds $31M to its Series A, bringing the round's total to $74M, from Microsoft's M12 and others  —  The Israeli computer vision company has developed core software solutions that make all cameras smart.  —  Face, body, and object-recognition …

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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Anti-phishing startup Valimail, which develops a cloud-based platform for companies, raises $45M Series C from Insight Partners, bringing total raised to $84M  —  Anti-phishing startup Valimail has raised $40 million in a series C round of funding from Insight Partners.

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Washington Post: Sources: after complaints about privacy practices around YouTube's children's videos, FTC is in late stages of a probe, causing YouTube to rethink its strategy  —  The U.S. government is in the late stages of an investigation into YouTube for its handling of children's videos …

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Robin Wauters / Tech.eu: Bitrise, which helps companies build and operate mobile apps, raises $20M Series B led by Partech and says it is used by over 100,000 developers globally  —  Bitrise wants to change how publishers and developers build and operate their mobile applications, and it's just raised $20 million …

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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Virginia-based Expel, which offers managed cybersecurity services for companies, raises $40M Series C led by Index Ventures, bringing total raised to ~$70M  —  Amidst the hullabaloo of hacks and endless data breaches, the global cybersecurity market is expected to grow from $152 billion in 2018 to $250 billion by 2023.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: London-based Kano, which makes hardware to teach younger people about computing and coding, partners with Microsoft and launches a £300 11.6" touchscreen laptop  —  Kano, the London-based startup that builds hardware designed to teach younger people about computing and coding …

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Jonathan Hoyland / The Cloudflare Blog: Cloudflare announces Ethereum Gateway, which makes it easier to interact with Ethereum's network and add interactive smart contract-powered elements to sites  —  Today, we are excited to announce Cloudflare's Ethereum Gateway, where you can interact with the Ethereum network without installing any additional software on your computer.

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Lily Hay Newman / Wired: Google rolls out Private Join and Compute, a tool that lets organizations gain insights about other parties' confidential data, as an open source project  —  CERTAIN STUDIES REQUIRE sensitive datasets: the relationship between nutritious school lunch and student health, the effectiveness of salary equity initiatives, and so on.

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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch: TextIQ, a machine learning system that parses and understands sensitive corporate data, raises $12.6M Series A led by FirstMark Capital  —  Text IQ, a machine learning system that parses and understands sensitive corporate data, has raised $12.6 million in Series A funding led by FirstMark Capital …

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Shopify announces a range of new updates, including a new Plus tier for enterprise, new tools for developers, and AI-powered fulfillment centers across the US  —  Shopify today announced a slew of enhancements to its direct-to-consumer platform for brands.  The company announced a new Shopify Plus …

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Herbert Lash / Reuters: Arizona-based smart home automation company SmartRent, which focuses on multifamily property managers and renters, raises $32M Series B led by Bain Capital  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - A producer of “smart home” software that helps landlords cut operating costs such as shuttling keys …

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