• Sources: ByteDance, which is adding thousands of employees to its 40K staff, expects a net loss of ~$1B in 2018 and revenues of $18B this year and $29B in 2020 (Bloomberg)
  • Hacker shares source code of tools from Iranian cyber-espionage unit APT34, alleged personal info of Iranian intelligence officers, and more on Telegram (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)
  • Samsung responds to reports of display issues in Galaxy Fold, says removing the top protective layer or adding adhesives to the main display may cause damage (The Verge)
  • A look at Microsoft’s hardware design labs and how the company designed the Surface Hub 2S (Jeremy Kaplan/Digital Trends)
  • Airbnb leads $160M Series B in debt and equity financing for Lyric, a hospitality platform offering short-term serviced apartments for business travelers (Deanna Ting/Skift)

26 States Now Ban Or Restrict Community Broadband, Report Finds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: A new report has found that 26 states now either restrict or outright prohibit towns and cities from building their own broadband networks. Quite often the laws are directly written by the telecom sector, and in some instances ban towns and cities from building their own broadband networks — even if the local ISP refuses to provide service. The full report by…

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China to Show New Warships, Flex Military Muscle

Ben Blanchard, ReutersChina will show off new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navy’s founding, a senior commander said on Saturday, as Beijing flexes its increasingly well-equipped …

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Army Preparing to Field New Unmanned Ground Systems

Connie Lee, NDMThe Army’s push to upgrade its ground robotics fleet is coming to fruition, according to the service.Over the next 18 months, the Army plans to field four major platforms, Bryan McVeigh, project manager for force projection at the progr…

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Trump to Nominate Shanahan As Permanent Defense Secretary

L. Tomlinson, FOXPresident Trump is expected to formally nominate Patrick M. Shanahan to be his permanent defense secretary as soon as next week, two administration officials tell Fox News. This, after an internal Pentagon investigation concluded that…

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Open Architecture for Army Aircraft

Sydney Freedberg, Breaking DefenseNASHVILLE: While sexy photos of revolutionary aircraft naturally get the most attention, one of the most important pieces of the Army’s Future Vertical Lift effort is actually invisible. Called the Modular Open System…

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USAF Fleet Structured For The Wrong War, CSBA Warns

Steve Trimble, Aviation WeekNot only are they too small, by one-third, to fight a near-simultaneous war with Russia and China in 2030, the U.S. Air Force’s four newest frontline combat aircraft todaythe B-2, F-35A, F-22 and KC-46will be limited to sta…

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