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Senate confirms ex-NSA director Chris Inglis as national cyber director; Congress still has not funded his office, despite authorizing him to hire 75 employees (Eric Geller/Politico)

Eric Geller / Politico: Senate confirms ex-NSA director Chris Inglis as national cyber director; Congress still has not funded his office, despite authorizing him to hire 75 employees  —  Inglis, a former NSA deputy director, will confront the mammoth task of streamlining the government´s approach to a growing crisis.

Report: Ring provided at least 100 LAPD officers with free devices or discount codes and encouraged them to recommend its products to fellow LAPD and the public (Johana Bhuiyan/Los Angeles Times)

Johana Bhuiyan / Los Angeles Times: Report: Ring provided at least 100 LAPD officers with free devices or discount codes and encouraged them to recommend its products to fellow LAPD and the public  —  In a bid to bolster its claims as a crime-fighting tool, Ring deployed a tactic popular in the business world: influencer marketing.

Delivery startup Gopuff buys rideOS, which builds real-time routing and dispatch software for autonomous car fleets, source says for $115M in cash and stock (Liana Baker/Bloomberg)

Liana Baker / Bloomberg: Delivery startup Gopuff buys rideOS, which builds real-time routing and dispatch software for autonomous car fleets, source says for $115M in cash and stock  —  Delivery startup Gopuff is buying software firm RideOS, which is backed by Sequoia Capital and Siemens AG, according to a statement reviewed by Bloomberg News.

With products like Dash Buttons and Echo Look, Amazon uses customers to test features then sunsets the devices too quickly due to low sales or negative feedback (Brian X. Chen/New York Times)

Brian X. Chen / New York Times: With products like Dash Buttons and Echo Look, Amazon uses customers to test features then sunsets the devices too quickly due to low sales or negative feedback  —  Amazon´s experimental approach to product design can hurt your wallet and the environment.  Why does it need our help to figure out what it´s doing?
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