• Despite a legally mandated ban enacted last year, ~2,000 Chinese surveillance cameras from Hikvision and Dahua remain active in US government networks (Thomas Brewster/Forbes)
  • A look at Oculus Insight, Facebook’s technology that makes inside-out VR tracking on Oculus Quest and Rift S headsets possible (Zoe Talamantes/Facebook Technology)
  • Assessing the impact of telecoms’ poor privacy practices through the story of a woman stalked by a man who obtained her real-time location data from T-Mobile (Joseph Cox/VICE)
  • Zenoti, which develops booking software for spas and salons, raises $20M from Steadview Capital, bringing its total raised to ~$100M (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)
  • Numbrs, an app that enables users to manage existing bank accounts in one place, raises $40M at a $1B+ valuation, bringing its total raised to ~$200M (Stephan Kahl/Bloomberg)

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Putin orders 'symmetric' measures after US missile test

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Brit tourist ‘choked to death in Thai hotel after telling rowdy guest to keep the noise down’

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