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Profile of Mehmet Aydın, a Turkish citizen who turned mobile game Farm Bank into an $80M Ponzi scheme; he surrendered on July 1 after...

Paul Benjamin Osterlund / Rest of World: Profile of Mehmet Aydın, a Turkish citizen who turned mobile game Farm Bank into an $80M Ponzi scheme; he surrendered on July 1 after...

UTEC launches a new initiative to help deep-tech founders commercialize their work – TechCrunch

The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners (UTEC) is launching a new program to address a problem the venture capital fund says many deep-tech founders face. They may raise pre-seed capital...

Paycor, which makes HR management software for SMBs, raises $426M in an IPO, selling shares for $23, above its $18-$21 range, giving it a...

Michael Hytha / Bloomberg: Paycor, which makes HR management software for SMBs, raises $426M in an IPO, selling shares for $23, above its $18-$21 range, giving it a valuation of $3.9B ...

Soldo raises $180M for its business expense management platform – TechCrunch

Expense management has long been a pain point for employees and accounting departments: for many, tracking and parsing how money is spent on behalf of a company is just too bogged...

Apple and Google can do more to screw up the economics of NSO-style mass exploitation, and should be pressured to do so (Matthew Green/A...

Matthew Green / A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering: Apple and Google can do more to screw up the economics of NSO-style mass exploitation, and should be pressured to do so ...

Instagram adds new controls for limiting sexual and violent content in the Explore tab – TechCrunch

Instagram is giving its users a tiny bit more power to see what they want — and not see what they don’t want — in its content discovery hub. The company...

Report: UK suspends grants to its largest fab, Newport Wafer Fab, which was bought by a Dutch firm owned by China's Wingtech, amid national...

Kanishka Singh / Reuters: Report: UK suspends grants to its largest fab, Newport Wafer Fab, which was bought by a Dutch firm owned by China's Wingtech, amid national security concerns  — ...

Samsung will announce new foldables on August 11 – TechCrunch

Samsung just sent out invites for its next Unpacked event. There are those companies that like to sneak hints into their invites — and then there’s Samsung. The note leads with...

Google unveils a public preview of Google Cloud Armor Adaptive Protection, a ML-powered service for Google Cloud apps and sites to protect against DDoS...

Liam Tung / ZDNet: Google unveils a public preview of Google Cloud Armor Adaptive Protection, a ML-powered service for Google Cloud apps and sites to protect against DDoS attacks  —  Google...

Tesla to open up global charging network to other EVs later this year – TechCrunch

Tesla will allow other electric vehicles to access its global network of chargers later this year, CEO Elon Musk tweeted Tuesday. The comment follows years of chatter by Musk that signaled...

Instagram is rolling out a new feature that lets users control "sensitive content" in the Explore tab, with settings to "Allow", "Limit", and "Limit...

Kris Holt / Engadget: Instagram is rolling out a new feature that lets users control “sensitive content” in the Explore tab, with settings to “Allow”, “Limit”, and “Limit Even More”  — ...

Consumer Reports concerned Tesla uses owners to test unsafe self-driving software – TechCrunch

A Tesla in full self-driving mode makes a left turn out of the middle lane on a busy San Francisco street. It jumps in a bus lane where it’s not meant...

Netflix reports Q2 revenue of $7.34B vs. $7.32 est., up 19% YoY, global paid net additions of 1.54M vs 1.75M expected; US and Canada...

Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC: Netflix reports Q2 revenue of $7.34B vs. $7.32 est., up 19% YoY, global paid net additions of 1.54M vs 1.75M expected; US and Canada region lost 433K...

Maine’s facial recognition law shows bipartisan support for protecting privacy – TechCrunch

Michael Kebede Contributor Maine has joined a growing number of cities, counties and states that are rejecting dangerously biased surveillance technologies like facial recognition. The new law, which is the strongest statewide facial recognition...

Verizon joins AT&T and T-Mobile in switching Android Messages default to RCS, raising questions about when or if Apple will swap its SMS default...

Dieter Bohn / The Verge: Verizon joins AT&T and T-Mobile in switching Android Messages default to RCS, raising questions about when or if Apple will swap its SMS default with RCS ...

Venmo removes its global, public feed in a significant app redesign – TechCrunch

PayPal-owned payments app Venmo will no longer offer a public, global feed of users’ transactions, as part of a significant redesign focused on expanding the app’s privacy controls and better highlighting...

Twitter begins rolling out a limited preview of a revamped TweetDeck in the US, Canada, and Australia, featuring wider columns, an Explore column, and...

Chance Miller / 9to5Mac: Twitter begins rolling out a limited preview of a revamped TweetDeck in the US, Canada, and Australia, featuring wider columns, an Explore column, and more  —  Twitter...

ChargePoint to buy European charging software startup for $295M – TechCrunch

ChargePoint struck a deal to buy European charging software company has.to.be for €250 million ($295 million) in cash and stock, the electric vehicle charging network’s first acquisition since it became a...

Ottawa used facial recognition on ~2.95M travelers at Toronto's Pearson airport between July and Dec. 2016, experts say with no public discussion in advance...

Globe and Mail: Ottawa used facial recognition on ~2.95M travelers at Toronto's Pearson airport between July and Dec. 2016, experts say with no public discussion in advance  —  In an effort...

Blue Origin’s New Shepard carries Jeff Bezos and three crew members to space and back – TechCrunch

Blue Origin successfully completed its first crewed launch Tuesday, sending four human passengers to space – including the company’s founder, Jeff Bezos. The result of billions of dollars of investment, dozens...

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