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  • An alleged iCloud security breach results in the leak of private photos & videos belonging to female celebrities of sport, television & film; an anonymous 4chan user posted a list of dozens of stars, claiming to have photos &/or video of ea; some material was uploaded to or linked on 4chan & reposted to Reddit; the user promised more leaks in exchange for bitcoin donations; the breach could be attributed to a Find my iPhone vulnerability or an attack on non-Apple svcs; @M_E_Winstead says her leaked images were deleted long ago; some have verified the authenticity of images, others have denied - Link

  • @AnandShimpi is joining Apple, Recode reports; Shimpi recently announced he was retiring from tech publishing after 17 yrs w/ the site he founded at 14, @anandtech - Link

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  • Apple will offer tiered versions of its coming wearable device at different price points, Recode reports; sources say execs have discussed a $400 model; Apple is expected to announce the device on Sept 9, though pricing may not be revealed at that time - Link

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  • Delivery svc @Postmates (iOS, Android) announces General Store, offering delivery of everyday necessities like deodorant and cold medicine 24 hours a day; the General Store is now accessible in the Postmates app; the startup has raised $23M to date - Link

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  • Research firm @0xcite reveals a router security vulnerability in Wi-Fi Protected Setup; the exploit takes seconds as opposed to the hours required for other Wi-Fi hacks; disabling WPS is the best current defense - Link

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