MyBits Weekly #4

MyBits Weekly #4

Read all the latest tech news on MyBits Weekly and stay in touch with the most important trends in the Cloud, Security, Mobile and Business industries.

In today’s Weekly we have picked the top stories from last seven days.

For full details about each news item, check out the links at the bottom of the page.

SECURITY

Database corruption erases 100,000 Air Force investigation records

The database of the Air Force’s Automated Case Tracking System (ACTS)—which is used by the Air Force Inspector General’s Office to manage investigations into complaints from whistleblowers of waste, fraud, and abuse.

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The Car Hacker’s Handbook digs into automotive data security

In the coming age of autonomous cars, connected cars, and cars that can communicate with each other, the city’s infrastructure, our phones, and the entire internet of things, data security is going to be paramount. That’s why Craig Smith, who has spent 20 years working in banking and healthcare digital security, wrote The Car Hacker’s Handbook: A Guide for the Penetration Tester. Which is just as intimidating as it sounds.

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Hackers invade Dems’ servers, steal entire Trump opposition file

A hack on the Democratic National Committee has given attackers access to a massive trove of data, including all opposition research into presidential candidate Donald Trump and almost a year’s worth of private e-mail and chat messages, according to a published report.

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Hacker steals 45 million accounts from hundreds of car, tech, sports forums

A hacker has stolen tens of millions of accounts from over a thousand popular forums, which host popular car, tech, and sports communities. The stolen database contains close to 45 million records from 1,100 websites and forums hosted by VerticalScope, a Toronto-based media company with dozens of major properties, including forums and sites run by AutoGuide.com, PetGuide.com, and TopHosts.com.

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CLOUD

Cloud Log Management Platform Loggly Closes $11.5M Funding Round

Cloud-based log management solution provider Loggly has announced a $11.5 million funding round led by True Ventures to fund innovation and expand sales and marketing activities.

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Nextcloud releases ownCloud fork ahead of schedule

When Frank Karlitschek, co-founder and former CTO of ownCloud, forked ownCloud into Nextcloud , I expected it to do well. I didn’t expect it to have its first major release less than two weeks after the company opened its doors. Well, the first Nextcloud release is out now.

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Oracle Data Cloud powers Pinterest, goes mobile

Oracle’s ambitions for the Oracle Data Cloud extend beyond marketing, but for now it’s focused on growing its share of chief marketing officer spend. That much was clear at last week’s Oracle Cloud Data Summit in New York, where all the announcements and panel discussions were geared to marketing and media types.

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IBM steps up cloud deals with VMware, SugarCRM

VMware will now offer its cloud-hosted Horizon Air desktop and apps via the IBM Cloud. Meanwhile, Salesforce competitor SugarCRM will give its clients the option to deploy its entire platform on IBM’s cloud.

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Samsung will acquire cloud-computing company Joyent

Samsung Electronics announced today that it has agreed to acquire cloud-computing company Joyent. In a statement, the Korean tech giant said that the transaction (its financial terms were undisclosed) will allow it to grow its cloud-based services for its smartphones and Internet-connected devices.

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MOBILE

Apple announces iOS 10

What a surprise. Apple just unveiled iOS 10 at its annual developer conference. The tenth major iteration of the operating system for iPhones and iPads comes with a bunch of new features, some small and some bigger — Apple is releasing a public beta next month.

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The OnePlus 3 brings a Snapdragon 820, 6GB of RAM, and aluminum body for $399

After the OnePlus One, 2, and X, OnePlus is back with a new flagship, the OnePlus 3. OnePlus is going for the “bang for your buck” market here with a Snapdragon 820, a whopping 6GB of RAM, and a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display for just $399/€399/£309.

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Apple releases new App Store Review Guidelines, doesn’t yet clarify rules around subscriptions

As part of the slew of news released this week as part of Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC, the company has also re-written its App Store Review Guidelines – the documentation that developers use to determine which apps will be accepted or rejected following their submission to the App Store.

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iOS 10 beta finally lets you remove all those built-in apps

Raise your hand if you have a folder on your iPhone or iPad filled with all the built-in apps from Apple that you never use but can’t delete. Oh, all of you? Then you’ll be interested to learn that iOS 10 will finally allow you to remove those pesky apps and reclaim the space they’ve occupied for years. And if you get the beta, you can do it today!

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BUSINESS AND STARTUP

Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Microsoft is buying social-networking site LinkedIn in an all-cash transaction for $26.2 billion, company officials announced June 13.

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Twitter invests $70m in SoundCloud, rather than acquiring it

Twitter has invested $70 million in music service SoundCloud. According to Re/code, people with knowledge of the deal said the microblogging platform has invested in Berlin-based SoundCloud as part of a funding round which has raised over $100 million for the service.

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Golden Gate Ventures closes new $60 million fund for Southeast Asia

Singapore-based Golden Gate Ventures has closed a new $60 million fund for Southeast Asia’s rapidly-growing startup ecosystem.

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Apple launches Swift Playgrounds for iPad to teach kids to code

Apple today announced Swift Playgrounds for the iPad, a new project that aims to teach kids to code in Swift.

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