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A Sprint contractor left thousands of US cell phone bills on the internet by mistake

A Sprint contractor left thousands of US cell phone bills on the internet by mistake A contractor working for cell giant Sprint stored on an unprotected cloud server hundreds of thousands of cell phone bills of AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile subscribers. The storage bucket had more than 261,300 documents, the vast majority […]

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AWS launches discounted spot capacity for its Fargate container platform

AWS launches discounted spot capacity for its Fargate container platform AWS today quietly brought spot capacity to Fargate, its serverless compute engine for containers that supports both the company’s Elastic Container Service and, now, its Elastic Kubernetes service. Like spot instances for the EC2 compute platform, Fargate Spot pricing is significantly cheaper, […]

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Passbase grabs $3.6M to power privacy-preserving online ID checks

Passbase grabs .6M to power privacy-preserving online ID checks Digital identity startup Passbase has closed a $3.6 million seed round, led by Cowboy Ventures and Eniac Ventures, with participation from Seedcamp and other European investors. The 2018 founded startup bagged a $600k pre-seed round earlier this year for its full-stack identity engine with […]

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IBM brings Cloud Foundry and Red Hat OpenShift together

IBM brings Cloud Foundry and Red Hat OpenShift together At the Cloud Foundry Summit in The Hague, IBM today showcased its Cloud Foundry Enterprise Environment on Red Hat’s OpenShift container platform. For the longest time, the open-source Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service ecosystem and Red Hat’s Kubernetes-centric OpenShift were mostly seen as competitors, with […]

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Amazon says U.S. government demands for customer data went up

Amazon says U.S. government demands for customer data went up Amazon said the U.S. government asked more data from the company during the first-half of 2019 than on the previous six-month period. The latest figures landed in the company’s transparency report, published quietly on its website late Wednesday, said the number of […]

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With the acquisition closed, IBM goes all in on Red Hat

With the acquisition closed, IBM goes all in on Red Hat IBM’s massive $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat closed a few weeks ago and today, the two companies are now announcing the first fruits of this process. For the most part, today’s announcement further IBM’s ambitions to bring its products to […]

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Startups Weekly: SoftBank’s second act

Startups Weekly: SoftBank’s second act Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I noted some challenges plaguing mental health tech startups. Before that, I wrote […]

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Microsoft and the second Softbank Vision Fund as another play for corporate cloud dominance

Microsoft and the second Softbank Vision Fund as another play for corporate cloud dominance It looks like the return of Softbank’s Vision Fund may be less reliant on murder money and more reliant on Microsoft’s money-making machine for its backing. The rumored involvement of Microsoft in financing Softbank Vision Fund II (electric […]

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Microsoft in talks to invest in SoftBank’s second Vision Fund

Microsoft in talks to invest in SoftBank’s second Vision Fund SoftBank is said to be preparing the announcement of a $40 billion investment in its second Vision Fund, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. News of the mammoth investment comes after weeks of rumors the Japanese telecom giant […]

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Millions of Instagram influencers had their private contact data scraped and exposed

Millions of Instagram influencers had their private contact data scraped and exposed A massive database containing contact information of millions of Instagram influencers, celebrities and brand accounts has been found online. The database, hosted by Amazon Web Services, was left exposed and without a password allowing anyone to look inside. At the […]

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