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Sources: Benchmark has told Uber investors it's unlikely to sell any shares to the Softbank consortium, complicating its proposed ~$10B investment in Uber (Greg Bensinger/Wall Street Journal)

Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Benchmark has told Uber investors it's unlikely to sell any shares to the Softbank consortium, complicating its proposed ~$10B investment in Uber  —  Benchmark representative was only Uber director to vote against deal terms to SoftBank  —  As Uber Technologies Inc. works to finalize …


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China's domestic security and intelligence chief, Meng Jianzhu, urges increased AI use to predict social unrest, combat terrorism, more (Nectar Gan/South China Morning Post)

Nectar Gan / South China Morning Post:
China's domestic security and intelligence chief, Meng Jianzhu, urges increased AI use to predict social unrest, combat terrorism, more  —  Artificial intelligence can complete tasks with a ‘precision and speed unmatchable by humans’, official says  —  China's domestic security …


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Facebook says it will hand over information on Russia-linked ads bought during 2016 election campaign to Congressional investigators (Colin Stretch/Facebook)

Colin Stretch / Facebook:
Facebook says it will hand over information on Russia-linked ads bought during 2016 election campaign to Congressional investigators  —  Two weeks ago, we announced we had found more than 3,000 ads addressing social and political issues that ran in the US between 2015 and 2017 and that appear …


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Experian tool to retrieve credit freeze PIN relies on just four pieces of basic personal information for authentication, inadequate given widespread leaks (Brian Krebs/Krebs on Security)

Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Experian tool to retrieve credit freeze PIN relies on just four pieces of basic personal information for authentication, inadequate given widespread leaks  —  An alert reader recently pointed my attention to a free online service offered by big-three credit bureau Experian that allows anyone …


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