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IBM, Department of Energy, White House OSTP, others launch a consortium to give COVID-19 researchers access to supercomputers, 330+ petaflops of computing power (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: IBM, Department of Energy, White House OSTP, others launch a consortium to give COVID-19 researchers access to supercomputers, 330+ petaflops of computing power  —  Following the launch of its 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge, IBM today announced that it will help coordinate an effort …

Refurbed, an online marketplace selling refurbished electronics in Austria, Germany, Poland, and Italy, raises $17M Series A to expand into additional markets (Mike Butcher/TechCrunch)

Mike Butcher / TechCrunch: Refurbed, an online marketplace selling refurbished electronics in Austria, Germany, Poland, and Italy, raises $17M Series A to expand into additional markets  —  Renewed phones, laptops and tablets can be as much as 40% cheaper than their brand new cousins, working equally as well and …

Israeli cybersecurity firm Checkmarx, owned by Insight Partners, to be bought by PE firm Hellman TITELTITELTITELTITEL Friedman at $1.15B valuation; Insight to keep minority stake (Michael Novinson/CRN)

Michael Novinson / CRN: Israeli cybersecurity firm Checkmarx, owned by Insight Partners, to be bought by PE firm Hellman & Friedman at $1.15B valuation; Insight to keep minority stake  —  Application security testing vendor Checkmarx has grown its headcount to more than 700 people, up 28 percent from 534 employees …

In an internal doc, Apple informed authorized service providers that some iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 users may experience issues with the Personal Hotspot feature (Hartley Charlton/MacRumors)

Hartley Charlton / MacRumors: In an internal doc, Apple informed authorized service providers that some iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 users may experience issues with the Personal Hotspot feature  —  In an internal document distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers this week, obtained by MacRumors, Apple has acknowledged …

Amid heavy censorship, Telegram became a refuge for WeChat users seeking information outside official channels at the height of the COVID-19 crisis in China (Xinmei Shen/Abacus)

Xinmei Shen / Abacus: Amid heavy censorship, Telegram became a refuge for WeChat users seeking information outside official channels at the height of the COVID-19 crisis in China  —  Telegram features like channel broadcasts and optional chat encryption have helped some people stay up to date amid heavy censorship on Tencent´s WeChat

Russian hacker group called Digital Revolution claims it breached a contractor for FSB and discovered details of a project intended to build an IoT botnet (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet: Russian hacker group called Digital Revolution claims it breached a contractor for FSB and discovered details of a project intended to build an IoT botnet  —  Digital Revolution hacker group leaks details about “Fronton” an IoT botnet a contractor was allegedly building for the FSB, Russia´s intelligence agency.
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