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Rita Liao

Trump told reporters he will use executive power to ban TikTok

President Donald Trump said he could act to ban the world’s most popular short video app TikTok from the US as early as Saturday, according to The Hill. The president said he could use “emergency economic powers or an executive order” to bar TikTok from the US, he told reporters aboard Air Force One on

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How the FBI tracked down the Twitter hackers

Image: Volodymyr Hryshchenko, ZDNet, Twitter After earlier today US law enforcement charged three individuals for the recent Twitter hack, with the help of court documents released by the DOJ, ZDNet was able to piece together a timeline of the hack, and how US investigators tracked down the three suspected hackers. The article below uses data

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Alexandra Ames

Disrupt 2020 early-bird savings extended until next week

Even the hard-charging world of early-stage startups has its share of procrastinators, lollygaggers, slow-pokes, wafflers and last-minute decision makers. If that’s your demographic, today is your lucky day. You now have an extra week (courtesy of Saint Expeditus, the patron saint of procrastinators), to score early-bird savings to Disrupt 2020, which takes place September 14-18.

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Anthony Ha

Daily Crunch: Florida teen arrested in Twitter hack

Three arrests are made following this month’s celebrity Twitter hack, Microsoft may be working to acquire TikTok’s U.S. business and Facebook launches licensed music videos. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 31, 2020. The big story: Florida teen arrested in Twitter hack In a hack earlier this month, high-profile Twitter accounts like Apple, Elon Musk,

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Kirsten Korosec

How one moonshot VC approaches investing in the COVID-19 era 

Playground Global CTO Peter Barrett: ‘A dating app looks less appealing than contributing in some way’ Kirsten Korosec Brian Heater 8 hours Take one glance at Playground Global’s portfolio and a theme emerges: The firm’s investments are forward-looking, longer-term plays, a strategy that runs counter to the fast-return ethos that permeates certain Silicon Valley sectors.

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17-Year-Old 'Mastermind', 2 Others Behind the Biggest Twitter Hack Arrested

Three young individuals — 17, 19, and 22-year-old — have reportedly been arrested for being the alleged mastermind behind the recent Twitter hack that simultaneously targeted several high-profile accounts as part of a massive bitcoin scam. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Mason Sheppard, aka “Chaewon,” 19, from the United Kingdom, Nima Fazeli, aka

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Florida teen arrested for orchestrating Twitter hack

In a press conference on Friday, US authorities announced they arrested the main suspect behind this month’s major Twitter hack, and charged two other accomplices. The suspected main hacker was identified as Graham Ivan Clark, a 17-year-old teen from Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida. According to Florida news outlet WFLA-TV, which first reported on the arrest,

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