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Researcher finds method to bypass iOS passcode entry limit without losing data on devices with firmware as recent as iOS 11.3; requires connection to a computer (Zack Whittaker/ZDNet)

Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Researcher finds method to bypass iOS passcode entry limit without losing data on devices with firmware as recent as iOS 11.3; requires connection to a computer  —  The attack allows any would-be-hacker to run as many passcodes as they want, without destroying the data.

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Court changes Mt. Gox bankruptcy into civil rehabilitation, allowing Mt. Gox customer compensation in bitcoins, which will more than cover their losses in cash (Jen Wieczner/Fortune)

Jen Wieczner / Fortune:
Court changes Mt. Gox bankruptcy into civil rehabilitation, allowing Mt. Gox customer compensation in bitcoins, which will more than cover their losses in cash  —  A Japanese court ruled Friday to pull infamous Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox out of bankruptcy, opening the door for at least $1 billion worth …

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Facebook says it is working on "time well spent" features; Android app shows features like time spent in the app, reminders for self-imposed limits, and more (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it is working on “time well spent” features; Android app shows features like time spent in the app, reminders for self-imposed limits, and more  —  Are you ready for some scary numbers?  After months of Mark Zuckerberg talking about how “Protecting our community …

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Apple acknowledges unresponsive or "sticky" key problem for some MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards, launches free repair program (Jordan Kahn/9to5Mac)

Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple acknowledges unresponsive or “sticky” key problem for some MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards, launches free repair program  —  Apple today launched a new MacBook & MacBook Pro service program that it says covers a small percentage of users that might experience sticky, repeated characters or unresponsive keys.

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Facebook has hired a team that will try to spot vulnerabilities in its systems before bad actors exploit them to prevent abuses like 2016 US elections debacle (Alex Kantrowitz/BuzzFeed)

Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook has hired a team that will try to spot vulnerabilities in its systems before bad actors exploit them to prevent abuses like 2016 US elections debacle  —  Silicon Valley’s giants are looking for future crises before they happen.  —  In an attempt to spot vulnerabilities in its system …

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Inside the alleged heist of chip designs from US company Micron Technology for a Chinese factory, after which it faces a lawsuit and an investigation in China (Paul Mozur/New York Times)

Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Inside the alleged heist of chip designs from US company Micron Technology for a Chinese factory, after which it faces a lawsuit and an investigation in China  —  JINJIANG, China — With a dragnet closing in, engineers at a Taiwanese chip maker holding American secrets did their best to conceal a daring case of corporate espionage.

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Stanford University launches The Center for Blockchain Research, sponsored by a group of crypto startups, to develop best practices for blockchain (Muyao Shen/CoinDesk)

Muyao Shen / CoinDesk:
Stanford University launches The Center for Blockchain Research, sponsored by a group of crypto startups, to develop best practices for blockchain  —  A group of crypto startups and organizations are sponsoring a new blockchain research center headquartered at Stanford University.

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Sources: Amsterdam-based data search and analytics startup Elastic, which has raised ~$100M, has confidentially filed for an IPO aiming for $1.5B-$3B valuation (Theodore Schleifer/Recode)

Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Sources: Amsterdam-based data search and analytics startup Elastic, which has raised ~$100M, has confidentially filed for an IPO aiming for $1.5B-$3B valuation  —  Elastic is expected to aim for a valuation between about $1.5 and $3 billion once it hits Wall Street.  —  The IPOs keep coming.

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After the acquisition, Twitter immediately shut down access to Smyte's API deserting its existing customers, who were using its anti-abuse and anti-fraud tools (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
After the acquisition, Twitter immediately shut down access to Smyte’s API deserting its existing customers, who were using its anti-abuse and anti-fraud tools  —  Twitter today announced it was acquiring the “trust and safety as a service” startup Smyte to help it better address issues related …

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IGTV has not yet explained how creators will be paid, but likely options include mid-roll or pre-roll ads with revenue splits, or paying creators outright (Kurt Wagner/Recode)

Kurt Wagner / Recode:
IGTV has not yet explained how creators will be paid, but likely options include mid-roll or pre-roll ads with revenue splits, or paying creators outright  —  Instagram doesn’t have a business for IGTV, but it’ll need to make money quickly.  —  Instagram wants to be TV for young people.

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