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Sarah Perez

Walmart+ launches Sept 15, offering same-day delivery, gas discounts and cashierless checkout for $98/yr

Walmart today officially unveiled its new membership service and Amazon Prime rival, which it’s calling “Walmart+.” The $98 per year service will combine free, unlimited same-day delivery on groceries and thousands of other items, with additional benefits, like fuel discounts and access to a new Scan & Go service, similar to Walmart-owned Sam’s Club, that

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Iranian hackers are selling access to compromised companies on an underground forum

The Iranian hacker group who’s been attacking corporate VPNs for months is now trying to monetize some of the hacked systems by selling access to some networks to other hackers. “Iranian hackers are selling access to compromised companies on an underground forum” was written by [email protected] (Unknown) at ZDNET.com on August 31, 2020 9:02 pm. Original

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Average BEC attempts are now $80k, but one group is aiming for $1.27m per attack

A Russian cyber-crime group named Cosmic Lynx has been focused on tricking companies into sending over huge wire transfers. “Average BEC attempts are now $80k, but one group is aiming for $1.27m per attack” was written by [email protected] (Unknown) at ZDNET.com on August 31, 2020 7:49 pm. Original Post URL: https://www.zdnet.com/article/average-bec-attempts-are-now-80k-but-one-group-is-aiming-for-1-27m-per-attack/#ftag=RSSbaffb68

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Steve Gillmor

Gillmor Gang: Platforming

  Much was made during the Republican Convention of the lack of a party platform. The media characterized this as a capitulation to the Cult of Trump phenomenon, but the questioned begged was: so what? If you’re running as a candidate to disrupt the status quo…. But beneath the media framing, an important question emerges.

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Kirsten Korosec

Reid Hoffman, Zynga’s Mark Pincus aim to raise $600M for tech-focused SPAC

Reinvent Technology Partners, a new special purpose acquisition company formed by famed investor and serial entrepreneur Reid Hoffman, Zynga founder Mark Pincus and veteran hedge fund manager Michael Thompson, filed Monday for a $600 million initial public offering. The SPAC was formed by Hoffman, Pincus and Thompson, formerly of BHR Capital, with the intention of

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Neesha A. Tambe

Virtual Mobility startup pitch night applications open

TechCrunch is on the hunt to feature 10 early-stage mobility startups at our virtual TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 pitch night. The pitch-off event, originally set for May, will now be held October 5th – the evening before Mobility 2020.  The top five companies from pitch night will take the stage at the main event with

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Anthony Ha

Daily Crunch: Netflix sets some content free

Netflix tests a free promotional offering, Amazon’s drone delivery gets trial flight approval from the FAA and Neuralink shows off its human-brain tech. This is your Daily Crunch for August 31, 2020. The big story: Netflix sets some content free Netflix has taken some of its best-known Originals out from behind the paywall. The company

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Nextcloud incorporates Kaspersky antivirus security

These days we almost all use personal Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds at work, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive. But, if privacy and security are at the top of your mind, these public clouds are, well, public. That’s where the open-source, private IaaS cloud software Nextcloud enters. You control your data. Now with Kaspersky Scan Engine

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