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Despite promises to stop, US cell carriers are still selling your real-time phone location data – TechCrunch

Despite promises to stop, US cell carriers are still selling your real-time phone location data – TechCrunch Last year, four of the largest U.S. cell carriers were caught selling and sending real-time location data of their customers to shady companies that sold it on to big spenders, who would use …

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Verizon and T-Mobile call out AT&T over fake 5G labels – TechCrunch

Verizon and T-Mobile call out AT&T over fake 5G labels – TechCrunch AT&T recently started a shady marketing tactic that labeled its 4G network as a 5G network. Now, rivals Verizon and T-Mobile are not having any of it. In an open letter, in which AT&T is not named directly, …

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Meet Shuttle, the company that’s building a booking agent for spaceflight – TechCrunch

Meet Shuttle, the company that’s building a booking agent for spaceflight – TechCrunch Avery Haskell says he first knew he wanted to be an astronaut ever since he was a boy growing up in Houston near NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The 24 year-old Stanford graduate who counts Stephen Hawking and …

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SIM swap hacker caught in Florida – TechCrunch

SIM swap hacker caught in Florida – TechCrunch Florida police have arrested 25-year-old named Ricky Joseph Handschumacher. The young man is suspected of grand theft and money laundering. Handschumacher used SIM Swapping techniques to steal thousands in Bitcoin and to “drain bank accounts” according to security researcher Brian Krebs. Handschumacher’s …

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App marketing platform AppLovinlaunches mobile application publishing studio, Lion Studios – TechCrunch

App marketing platform AppLovinlaunches mobile application publishing studio, Lion Studios – TechCrunch Selling much more than breadsticks and calamari, app marketing platform AppLovin has launched a new application publishing studio to allow developers (of primarily mobile games) to concentrate on building great apps while AppLovin takes care of everything else. …

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Safaricom rolls out Bonga social networking platform to augment M-Pesa – TechCrunch

Safaricom rolls out Bonga social networking platform to augment M-Pesa – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Business solutions firm Africa’s Talking closes $8.6M round led by IFC Uber and Taxify are going head-to-head to digitize Africa’s two-wheeled taxis When it comes to monetizing digital social interactions, Kenya’s Safaricom has …

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Particle brings an LTE cellular model to market for networked devices working off of 2G and 3G – TechCrunch

Particle brings an LTE cellular model to market for networked devices working off of 2G and 3G – TechCrunch Particle, a developer of networking hardware and software for connected devices, has released an LTE-enabled module for product developers. The new device specifically targets folks whose devices were reliant on retiring …

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Oscar Health raises $165 million at reported $3B valuation – TechCrunch

Oscar Health, the startup run by Josh Kushner (yes, brother of Jared), has raised $165 million at a reported valuation of $3.2 billion, CNBC’s Christina Farr reports. The funding comes from Alphabet’s Capital G investment company and Verily life sciences corporation, Founders Fund, and others. Oscar’s goal is to outpace …

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