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Credy looks to digitize personal lending in India
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 Lending platform Credy is looking to change the way people gain access to personal loans in India. The company, which is currently a part of Y Combinator’s Winter 2017 batch, is digitizing the process and improving access to capital for residents by opening up peer-to-peer loans to a wider group of borrowers and lenders. Read […]






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Private pictures and video of Emma Watson and other celebrities leak online
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 Photos apparently stolen from Emma Watson, Amanda Seyfried and other female celebrities have been posted on 4Chan and Reddit, drawing comparisons to a 2014 hack, grossly dubbed “The Fappening” that exposed nude photos and video of several celebrities. Read More






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Seriously, this skull-drilling robot is good news for humanity
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 When someone invents a robot specifically made to drill into the skulls of unconscious, immobile humans, you’d be forgiven for feeling a natural reaction along the lines of “for the love of God, why?” But trust me, this particular robotic trepanation station is a good idea. Read More






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Google introduces Family Link, its own parental control software for Android
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 Google has just one-upped Apple on mobile in a significant way: today the company today announced the launch of Family Link, an application for parents that lets them establish a child’s first Google account, as well as utilize a series of  parental controls to manage and track screen time, daily limits, device “bedtimes,” and which apps kids can use. While […]






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OceanGate plans an expedition to 3D scan the Titanic
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 Seattle-based OceanGate Inc. this week announced plans for a manned expedition to study the R.M.S. Titanic, the world’s most famous shipwreck. Fewer than 200 people have ever visited the Titanic since it sank in April 1912 according to historians’ estimates. To put that in perspective, more people have scaled the summit of Mt. Everest, or […]






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GoPro will cut 270 more jobs
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 More tough news for GoPro as it pre-announced its first-quarter earnings earlier today. While the company announced that revenue for the first part of 2017 will hit toward the high end of guidance, the positivity was tempered by its plans to cut 270 more jobs. That number that comes in addition to the 100 it […]






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Privacy hawks in Congress call on Homeland Security to warn Americans of SS7 hacking threat
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 Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and California Representative Ted Lieu are pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on a mobile network vulnerability that they consider to be a systemic digital threat. Read More






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Crunch Report | DOJ Accuses Four People of 2014 Yahoo Hack
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DOJ accuses four people of a 2014 Yahoo hack, Reid Hoffman joins Microsoft’s board of directors, a new process for visualizing chips and solving Uber’s navigation problem. All this on Crunch Report. Read More






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Wie geht’s! Disrupt! TechCrunch takes its biggest European event back to Berlin
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 Guten Tag, European startup fans! TechCrunch is thrilled to announce that we are headed back to the Arena Berlin in the heart of Berlin, Germany for Disrupt Berlin 2017. Although Disrupt is returning to Berlin after a three-year stint in London, this is not to be thought of as a purely “Berlin” event. This is […]






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