Michael McSweeney / The Block:
Public records show the US Internal Revenue Service signed a deal, on July 15th, with Coinbase to use its blockchain tracing software for one year, for $124,950 — Public records show that the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has inked a deal with crypto exchange company Coinbase to use its Coinbase Analytics blockchain tracing software.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Krebs says the Twitter attack may have been perpetrated by SIM swappers, days after a post on an account hijacking forum offered access to any Twitter account — Twitter was thrown into chaos on Wednesday after accounts for some of the world´s most recognizable public figures …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says it is halting production of its Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition consoles, ahead of Series X launch — The Xbox One S will continue to be manufactured — Microsoft is officially halting production of its Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition consoles.
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Cloud file storage startup Qumulo raises $125M Series E led by BlackRock, at a valuation of more than $1.2B — Qumulo is joining an elite club of Seattle startups. — The company just announced a $125 million funding round that propels its valuation to more than $1.2 billion …
Elise Reuter / MedCity News:
GoHealth, an online portal that lets users buy health insurance plans, closes at ~$19/share, after pricing at $21/share, raising $914M in its Nasdaq IPO — GoHealth, an online insurance broker focusing on Medicare Advantage plans, went public on Wednesday for $914 million.
Steven Musil / CNET:
Lawsuits filed Tuesday accuse Amazon, Alphabet, and Microsoft of training facial recognition tools with photos of people without consent, violating Illinois law — The plaintiffs allege that the tech giants used people´s pictures obtained without permission to train their technologies.
Mike Pompeo announces US visa restrictions on employees of “Chinese technology companies like Huawei” that support “regimes engaging in human rights violations” — Washington .Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday announced visa restrictions on employees …
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Bond, which offers tools to let any company offer credit or debit cards, raises $32M Series A led by Coatue — Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. — Apple launched a credit card last year …
Priscila Bellini / Rest of World:
After a data blackout of official COVID-19 figures by the Brazilian government, dozens of volunteer developers are working to ensure the information is public — After a data blackout of official Covid-19 figures, Brazilian software developers decided to build alternative tallies.
Seth Colaner / VentureBeat:
The EFF, in partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno, debuts a searchable database of 3,000+ US police agencies and the tech surveillance tools they use — Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. — It took me less than 10 seconds to find …