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Sources: Anduril Industries is raising a new round that could value the military drone and surveillance startup between $4B-$5B, over double its value in July (The Information)

 The Information: Sources: Anduril Industries is raising a new round that could value the military drone and surveillance startup between…

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Apple says it is discontinuing the original HomePod to focus on HomePod mini, will provide HomePod owners software updates and support via Apple Care (Matthew Panzarino/TechCrunch)

 Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch: Apple says it is discontinuing the original HomePod to focus on HomePod mini, will provide HomePod owners…

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Audio and chat logs of walkie-talkie app Zello reveal some Capitol rioters communicated via the app; Zello says it has now deleted 2K+ militia-related channels (The Guardian)

 The Guardian: Audio and chat logs of walkie-talkie app Zello reveal some Capitol rioters communicated via the app; Zello says…

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Facebook will remove content supporting violence at the Capitol, including photos and videos of the event, require admin review for group posts, more (Taylor Hatmaker/TechCrunch)

 Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch: Facebook will remove content supporting violence at the Capitol, including photos and videos of the event, require…

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Yandex has lost 75%+ of its value in the past 6 months, despite not being directly sanctioned, as deals with Uber, Grubhub, and DuckDuckGo appear likely to end (Dave Lee/Financial Times)

 Dave Lee / Financial Times: Yandex has lost 75%+ of its value in the past 6 months, despite not being directly…

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Israeli startup Vdoo, which helps detect and fix vulnerabilities in IoT devices, extends its Series B by $25M to $57M (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

 Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Israeli startup Vdoo, which helps detect and fix vulnerabilities in IoT devices, extends its Series B by…

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Some experts raise concerns about the US Election Assistance Commission’s proposed security standards that would allow voting machines with wireless hardware (Frank Bajak/Associated Press)

 Frank Bajak / Associated Press: Some experts raise concerns about the US Election Assistance Commission’s proposed security standards that would allow…

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Bangalore-based Razorpay, which helps SMBs manage digital payments, raises $160M Series E led by GIC and Sequoia Capital India at a valuation of $3B (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

 Manish Singh / TechCrunch: Bangalore-based Razorpay, which helps SMBs manage digital payments, raises $160M Series E led by GIC and Sequoia…

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Project Zero: the same hackers that used 4 Windows and Android zero-days in Feb. 2020 have since used 7 more zero-days to target iOS, Windows, and Android (Dan Goodin/Ars Technica)

 Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: Project Zero: the same hackers that used 4 Windows and Android zero-days in Feb. 2020 have…

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iUNU, whose LUNA robot moves on greenhouse roofs and uses AI to detect problems with plants and find spots that are ready to harvest, raises a $24M Series B (Brian Heater/TechCrunch)

 Brian Heater / TechCrunch: iUNU, whose LUNA robot moves on greenhouse roofs and uses AI to detect problems with plants and…

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