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Personal details including uploaded government IDs of 4,000+ cam models, working for adult site PussyCash, were left exposed on an AWS S3 Bucket for days (Katie Kasunic/vpnMentor)+

Personal details including uploaded government IDs of 4,000+ cam models, working for adult site PussyCash, were left exposed on an AWS S3 Bucket for days (Katie Kasunic/vpnMentor)

Xiaomi says it resolved the issue of Google Nest Hubs connected to its security cameras showing feeds from random homes; Google integrations are now enabled (Ben Schoon/9to5Google)+

Xiaomi says it resolved the issue of Google Nest Hubs connected to its security cameras showing feeds from random homes; Google integrations are now enabled (Ben Schoon/9to5Google)

Canadian auto supplier Magna ends partnership with Lyft to develop and manufacture autonomous car systems, will focus on “the assisted driving part of autonomy” (Reuters)+

Canadian auto supplier Magna ends partnership with Lyft to develop and manufacture autonomous car systems, will focus on “the assisted driving part of autonomy” (Reuters)

Research: in 2019, there were 455 giant $100M+ VC rounds, totaling ~$108B or 47% of dollar volume, which is down from 467 such rounds totaling ~$148B in 2018 (Jason D. Rowley/Crunchbase News)+

Research: in 2019, there were 455 giant $100M+ VC rounds, totaling ~$108B or 47% of dollar volume, which is down from 467 such rounds totaling ~$148B in 2018 (Jason D. Rowley/Crunchbase News)

Turkey lifted a two-and-a-half year ban on Wikipedia on Wednesday, restoring access after the country’s top court ruled that blocking it was unconstitutional (New York Times)+

Turkey lifted a two-and-a-half year ban on Wikipedia on Wednesday, restoring access after the country’s top court ruled that blocking it was unconstitutional (New York Times)

A look at Utah’s “Silicon Slopes” tech startup scene, where Mormonism defines the training and business ethics of CEOs but makes attracting diverse talent hard (Adam Bluestein/Marker)+

A look at Utah’s “Silicon Slopes” tech startup scene, where Mormonism defines the training and business ethics of CEOs but makes attracting diverse talent hard (Adam Bluestein/Marker)

A look at the role of liquidators in the decentralized finance ecosystem, who make money by liquidating under-collateralized loans on crypto lending platforms (Tom Schmidt/Dragonfly Research)+

A look at the role of liquidators in the decentralized finance ecosystem, who make money by liquidating under-collateralized loans on crypto lending platforms (Tom Schmidt/Dragonfly Research)

A look at India’s food delivery market, where the prospect of continued cash-burn is forcing market leaders Swiggy and Zomato to explore other business areas (Financial Times)+

A look at India’s food delivery market, where the prospect of continued cash-burn is forcing market leaders Swiggy and Zomato to explore other business areas (Financial Times)

As tech becomes the dominant force in the modern economy, Silicon Valley’s culture since 1970s of nimble startups successfully challenging incumbents is fading (Alexis C. Madrigal/The Atlantic)+

As tech becomes the dominant force in the modern economy, Silicon Valley’s culture since 1970s of nimble startups successfully challenging incumbents is fading (Alexis C. Madrigal/The Atlantic)

NextNav raises $120M for its positioning system that uses a cellular signal to determine vertical position of smartphones inside multi-story buildings (Kirsten Korosec/TechCrunch)+

NextNav raises $120M for its positioning system that uses a cellular signal to determine vertical position of smartphones inside multi-story buildings (Kirsten Korosec/TechCrunch)

Google sets timeline for phasing out support for Chrome Apps across all operating systems by July 2022; the change won’t affect Chrome extensions (Abner Li/9to5Google)+

Google sets timeline for phasing out support for Chrome Apps across all operating systems by July 2022; the change won’t affect Chrome extensions (Abner Li/9to5Google)

Internal memo: Mozilla lays off ~70 as its plans to increase revenue from new subscription products and sources outside search in 2019 did not pan out (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)+

Internal memo: Mozilla lays off ~70 as its plans to increase revenue from new subscription products and sources outside search in 2019 did not pan out (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

The e-sports industry is increasingly coming under tax scrutiny by US states, amid ever-rising sums of prize money and an uptick in interstate competitions (Ellen Zavian/Washington Post)+

The e-sports industry is increasingly coming under tax scrutiny by US states, amid ever-rising sums of prize money and an uptick in interstate competitions (Ellen Zavian/Washington Post)

Sources: Apple has acquired Seattle-based Xnor.ai, which develops low-power, edge-based AI image recognition tools, for around $200M (Alan Boyle/GeekWire)+

Sources: Apple has acquired Seattle-based Xnor.ai, which develops low-power, edge-based AI image recognition tools, for around $200M (Alan Boyle/GeekWire)

As companies comply with privacy laws like GDPR and CCPA, many have insecure practices for giving users their data and some outsource user identity verification (Kashmir Hill/New York Times)+

As companies comply with privacy laws like GDPR and CCPA, many have insecure practices for giving users their data and some outsource user identity verification (Kashmir Hill/New York Times)

Productboard, a platform for product managers, raises $45M Series B led by Sequoia and Bessemer Venture Partners, source says at a $350M post-money valuation (Alex Konrad/Forbes)+

Productboard, a platform for product managers, raises $45M Series B led by Sequoia and Bessemer Venture Partners, source says at a $350M post-money valuation (Alex Konrad/Forbes)

YouTube launches Profile cards that show user’s public information and comment history on the current channel, starting with Android (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)+

YouTube launches Profile cards that show user’s public information and comment history on the current channel, starting with Android (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sophos researchers find 25 “fleeceware” apps on the Play Store, installed by 600M+ users, that abuse the apps’ free trial mechanic to charge obscene fees (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)+

Sophos researchers find 25 “fleeceware” apps on the Play Store, installed by 600M+ users, that abuse the apps’ free trial mechanic to charge obscene fees (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

Amid an antitrust probe and protests by small merchants, Jeff Bezos travels to India to announce a further $1B investment into Amazon’s operations over 5 years (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)+

Amid an antitrust probe and protests by small merchants, Jeff Bezos travels to India to announce a further $1B investment into Amazon’s operations over 5 years (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

Austin-based startup FlashParking, which develops a parking management platform, raises $60M from L Catterton (Sophia Kunthara/Crunchbase News)+

Austin-based startup FlashParking, which develops a parking management platform, raises $60M from L Catterton (Sophia Kunthara/Crunchbase News)

Zinier, which provides workplace automation tools, raises $90M Series C led by ICONIQ Capital, bringing its total raised to $100M+ (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)+

Zinier, which provides workplace automation tools, raises $90M Series C led by ICONIQ Capital, bringing its total raised to $100M+ (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Cloudflare says it will provide its security services, including DDoS mitigation, load balancing, and anti-bot protections, free for US political campaigns (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)+

Cloudflare says it will provide its security services, including DDoS mitigation, load balancing, and anti-bot protections, free for US political campaigns (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

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