Uber is raising another secondary round of funding of up to $600M on a valuation of $62B and has raised more than $21B in funding to date (Megan Rose Dickey/TechCrunch)

May 23, 2018

Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch: Uber is raising another secondary round of funding of up to $600M on a valuation of $62B and has raised more than $21B in funding to date  —  Uber’s CEO is in Paris this week meeting with the French president to talk tech in Europe and expanding its insurance coverage in the region … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Uber Shutting Down Self-Driving Operations In Arizona After Fatal Crash

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Arizona Republic: Uber is shutting down its self-driving car tests in Arizona, where one of the cars was involved in a fatal crash with a pedestrian in March, the company said Wednesday. The company notified about 300 Arizona workers in the self-driving program that they were being terminated just before 9 a.m. Wednesday. The shutdown should take several weeks. Test drivers for…

May 23, 2018
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FBI Releases Article on Building a Digital Defense with Credit Reports

Original release date: May 23, 2018 FBI has released an article on using credit reports to build a digital defense against identify theft. FBI explains how identity theft can deal a devastating blow to consumers’ credit history. However, regularly checking the accuracy of credit reports can help consumers minimize risk. NCCIC encourages consumers to review the FBI Article and NCCIC’s Tip on Preventing and Responding to Identity Theft. This product…

May 23, 2018
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Sources: Qualcomm plans to unveil a dedicated system-on-a-chip to power standalone VR and AR headsets, called Snapdragon XR1, as soon as next week (Bloomberg)

May 23, 2018

Bloomberg: Sources: Qualcomm plans to unveil a dedicated system-on-a-chip to power standalone VR and AR headsets, called Snapdragon XR1, as soon as next week  —  – Chipmaker preps launch of Snapdragon XR1 next week at event  — Company is seeking new markets to jump-start revenue growth Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Personal Records of Nearly 1 Million South Africans Leaked Online

Tefo Mohapi, reporting for iAfrikan: Barely a year after South Africa’s largest data leak was revealed in 2017, the country has suffered yet another data leak as 934,000 personal records of South Africans have been leaked publicly online. The data includes, among others, national identity numbers (ID numbers), e-mail addresses, full names, as well as plain text passwords to what appears to be a traffic fines related online system. Working…

May 23, 2018
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