Facebook's security breach shows even significant security investment might not help

  1. Facebook’s security breach shows even significant security investment might not help  CNBC
  2. Facebook Is Breached, Putting 50 Million Users’ Data at Risk  New York Times
  3. Facebook says at least 50 million users affected by account takeover bug  TechCrunch
  4. Security Update | Facebook Newsroom  Facebook Newsroom
  5. Facebook security breach exposed 50 million accounts to attackers  Telegraph.co.uk
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Financial analyst sees Jeff Bezos' investment as an 'emerging force' in space, to Amazon's benefit

  1. Financial analyst sees Jeff Bezos’ investment as an ’emerging force’ in space, to Amazon’s benefit  GeekWire
  2. Greater Washington has waited for months. Here’s what Jeff Bezos finally had to say about HQ2.  Washington Business Journal
  3. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announces $2 billion fund to build preschools, help homeless families  KING5.com
  4. Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos to open schools where ‘the child will be the customer’  Telegraph.co.uk
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NantWorks to create mobile gaming platform through investment in developer Daybreak

  1. NantWorks to create mobile gaming platform through investment in developer Daybreak  The San Diego Union-Tribune
  2. LA Times Owner & NantWorks Partner with Daybreak for Mobile H1Z1 & EverQuest Games & More  MMORPG.com
  3. Times Owner Enters Digital Gaming Field, Plans E-Sports Arena Near Paper’s HQ  MyNewsLA.com
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China raises fears of 'new colonialism' with $60 billion investment across Africa

China raises fears of 'new colonialism' with $60 billion investment across AfricaChinese President Xi Jinping on Monday pledged $60 billion in financing for projects in Africa in the form of assistance, investment and loans, as China furthers efforts to link the continent’s economic prospects to its own. Speaking to a gathering of African leaders in Beijing, Mr Xi said the figure includes $15 billion in grants, interest-free loans and concessional loans, $20 billion in credit lines, $10 billion for “development financing” and $5 billion to buy imports from Africa. In addition, he said China will encourage companies to invest at least $10 billion in Africa over the next three years. China’s outreach to Africa aims to build trade, investment and political ties with a continent often seen as overlooked by the US and other Western nations. That has provided lucrative opportunities for Chinese businesses, while African nations are often happy to accept China’s offers that come without demands for safeguards against corruption, waste and environmental damage. President Xi told African leaders that China’s investments on the continent have “no political strings attached” Credit: AFP China has denied engaging in “debt trap” diplomacy, and Mr Xi’s offer of more money comes after a pledge of another $60 billion at the previous summit in South Africa three years ago. Mr Xi earlier said the money came with “no political strings attached”.  No details were given on specific projects, although Mr Xi said China was planning initiatives in eight areas, including providing $147 million in emergency food aid, sending 500 agricultural experts to Africa, and providing scholarships, vocational training and trade promotion opportunities. During a speech at the summit South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday delivered a stinging rebuttal to criticism of China’s development aid in Africa. Mr Ramaphosa said the meeting “refutes the view that a new colonialism is taking hold in Africa, as our detractors would have us believe”. China’s latest pledge comes on top of a 2015 promise to provide African countries with $60 billion in funding that Mr Xi said had either been delivered or arranged. Also Monday, Mr Xi promoted Beijing’s initiative to build ports and other infrastructure as a tool for “common prosperity” in a world facing challenges from trade protectionism. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa rejected charges of a “new colonialism” Credit: Getty Addressing businesspeople prior to the formal opening of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, Mr Xi said the “Belt and Road” initiative will expand markets. He tried to mollify concern that Beijing wants to build strategic influence, promising Chinese investment comes with “no political strings attached.” “Unilateralism and protectionism are on the rise. Economic growth lacks robust drive,” Mr Xi said in a speech. “China-Africa cooperation under the BRI is a way to common prosperity that brings benefits to both our peoples.” African and other Asian leaders have welcomed “Belt and Road” but some projects have prompted complaints about debt and other problems. The initiative involves hundreds of projects, most of them built by Chinese contractors and financed by loans from Chinese state-owned banks, across an arc of 65 countries from the South Pacific through Asia to Africa and the Middle East. In a major blow to China’s ambitions, Malaysia recently canceled Chinese-financed projects worth more than $20 billion, saying they were unnecessary and would create an unsustainable debt burden. Deeply indebted Pakistan is also reportedly reconsidering some projects in the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor that is a key link in the BRI. The Beijing forum brings together leaders from China and more than 50 African countries. Dozens of African leaders met with Mr Xi ahead of the conference. Mr Xi made no mention of the political and debt concerns that overshadow some BRI projects. But Chinese officials previously have rejected accusations that projects leave host countries too deeply indebted to Chinese lenders. “China’s investment in Africa comes with no political strings attached,” Mr Xi said. “China does not interfere in Africa’s internal affairs and does not impose its own will on Africa.” 

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Sonos' pricey new speaker is a sound investment

  1. Sonos’ pricey new speaker is a sound investment  New York Post
  2. Huawei’s Google Home clone has Alexa inside  Engadget
  3. Huawei’s AI Cube is a 4G router and Alexa speaker, not a cube  The Verge
  4. Huawei’s AI Cube smart speaker is a round peg in a square hole  VentureBeat
  5. Alexa, turn up the volume! Toshiba unveils TV sets that can be controlled using Amazon’s AI voice assistant  Daily Mail
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