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After Equifax breach, US watchdog says agencies aren’t properly verifying identities
TechCrunch

A federal watchdog says the government should stop relying on the credit agencies to verify the identifies of those using government services. In a report out this week, the the Government Accountability Office said several government departments still rely o… more…

Modern Fertility raises $15 million to sell its hormone tests — and gather more fertility data from its users
TechCrunch

A fresh $15 million in funding led by Forerunner Ventures should help. Forerunner founder Kirsten Green, who takes a board seat as part of the round, is known for countless savvy bets on a wide number of consumer brands that have taken off with users, from Do… more…

What can cities learn from Amazon HQ?
TechCrunch

Amazon HQ2 may be out of New York City, but Amazon continues to set the standard for what New Yorkers expect from their companies. more…

iOS 13 Will Remind You to Cancel Those Bloodsucking Subscriptions
Gizmodo.com

Competition is great for the consumer, but it also means you end up having to keep tabs on umpteen different subscriptions for services like streaming music, movies, and even games. In an effort to ensure none of them get forgotten along the way, it appears a… more…

Federal Watchdog Asks Agencies to Please Stop Relying on Credit Rating Firms After Equifax Hack
Gizmodo.com

The Government Accountability Office is warning federal agencies including the U.S. Postal Service, the Social Security Administration, Veterans Affairs, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in a report this week that they should stop relying on… more…

Mitch McConnell Called Out for Blocking Vote on Net Neutrality Rules Republicans Actually Like
Gizmodo.com

The consumer protections widely known as “net neutrality” are hugely popular among Republicans throughout the U.S., if only because cable and internet providers are American’s choice example of rapacious corporate gluttony. In Washington, however, things are… more…

An Appreciation of the Postal Mailbox—and How Its Latest Design Diminishes the Magic of Mail
Gizmodo.com

Depending on where you live, you may have noticed a new type of mailbox appearing on your local streets. At first glance, they look like the same signature blue boxes with rounded tops that the United States Postal Service has been using for decades. But if y… more…

Waze gets Google Assistant support for voice commands
Mashable

Waze users will now have another way to issue voice commands on the navigation app: the Google Assistant. For now, it's only rolling out to Android phones in the U.S. But it will let Waze app users ask the navigation app to do things by uttering the prompt ph… more…

Underlying U.S. producer inflation pushing higher
Reuters

U.S. producer prices increased solidly for a second straight month in May, boosted by a surge in the cost of hotel accommodation and gains in a range of other services, pointing to a steady pickup in underlying inflation pressures. more…

Calls to break up Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple get louder - CNET
Cnet.com

Regulators are gearing up to investigate Big Tech. But are breakups of these companies on the horizon? more…

Amazon Surpasses Apple and Google to Become World's Most Valuable Brand
Macrumors.com

Apple surpassed Google but Amazon usurped both tech giants to become the world's most valuable brand in market research firm Kantar's annual BrandZ brand value report. According to the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand ranking 2019 [ PDF ], the ecomme… more…

Epic and Humana are teaming up on a tool for prescribing medication (EPOR)
Business Insider

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Pro subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. Electronic health record (EHR) system vendor Epic is integrating a r… more…

UK neobanks Monzo and Revolut are going global
Business Insider

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Fintech Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. In Q1 2019 alone, challenger banks secured a total of $704.6 million i… more…

This $199 ice shaver is a hit with my kids and is making dessert inexpensive, easy, and maybe even a little healthier
Business Insider

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objecti… more…

Want to Better Connect With Your Customers? Consider Blockchain.
Entrepreneur.com

Major players are investing in blockchain technology to provide more incentive for users. more…

Facebook's Cryptocurrency: Everything We Know So Far
Pcmag.com

Facebook's big blockchain play will reportedly create a crypto-based payments ecosystem across Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp and beyond. more…

10 Effective Marketing Tips to Promote Your Product on Instagram in 2019
Readwrite.com

Instagram has become a giant in the world of advertisement over the past few years, with more and more businesses, both big and small utilizing the platform. Instagram now has over 1 billion monthly users, to give that perspective, that’s some 400 million mor… more…

When you take a commercial genetic test, you opt your whole family into warrantless state genetic surveillance
Boingboing.net

Cops are increasingly turning to commercial gene-testing services to solve crimes, using a process called "genetic genealogy" that uses the records of people who are near-matches for DNA from crime scenes to zero in on suspects; that's how they caught the Gol… more…

Where the next Big Five of tech could come from
Venturebeat.com

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Alphabet, and Microsoft have a combined market capitalization of $3 trillion. But they won't hold the title of 'Big Five' forever. more…

EU lawmakers need to look beyond the ‘top layer’ when regulating the internet
The Next Web

Brussels policy makers could be forgiven for wanting to move quickly to regulate ‘the internet.’ Assailed by an avalanche of public opinion and a ‘techlash’ against many of the tech giants, politicians and legislators have quickly sought to target those that … more…

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