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It’s Friday, and we’re slumping again in our workplace chairs with a sizzling cup of espresso after per week that’s been as gradual as mid-winter molasses.

For Black Historical past Month, we’re in awe of the story of Sojourner Fact, who was an American abolitionist and ladies’s rights activist. Born into slavery, she escaped together with her toddler daughter and have become the primary Black lady to efficiently sue for a member of the family’s freedom in 1828. To be taught extra about her, this Ted-Ed mini documentary is a great place to start, and if you wish to go deeper, don’t miss the stirring biography by Patricia and Frederick McKissack.

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  • Recreation on: Amazon is in talks to accumulate Indian video streaming big MX Participant from Occasions Web, Manish stories. He writes that the video app is “well-liked for supporting a variety of video codecs and reliability on low-cost Android smartphones, has expanded to authentic content material lately and has amassed greater than 300 million customers globally.”
  • Gone phishing: Reddit confirmed that hackers accessed its inner information in what it’s calling “a complicated phishing assault” that focused its staff, Carly writes. The corporate mentioned the assault gave hackers entry to paperwork and supply code.
  • And, simply as shortly because it got here, it left: 5 days in the past, India banned over 90 apps, some related to China, associated to lending. At the moment, Manish writes that this ban on apps, like PayU’s LazyPay, Kissht, KreditBee and Indiabulls’ House Loans, was lifted.

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It’s been a reasonably gradual day on the information entrance at the moment — I believe everybody has a case of the Fridays at the moment. Right here’s a couple of of the tales value taking a more in-depth take a look at, although:

Learn how to handle third-party cybersecurity dangers which might be too expensive to disregard

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Each early-stage startup depends on third-party distributors to deal with some facet of their operations: Nobody needs to construct a buying cart, bank card processing or ID verification app from scratch.

However now that third-party information breaches are an everyday prevalence, groups have to make managing that threat part of their day-to-day operations, writes Jon Siegler, co-founder and chief product officer of LogicGate.

“Irrespective of how nicely you clear issues up, the reputational hit to your group will proceed to price you in misplaced enterprise down the highway,” he writes.

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Related automotive firm Otonomo is being acquired by Urgently in a reverse merger, Ingrid stories. Otonomo went public in a 2021 SPAC, on the time valued at $1.4 billion, however that has since dipped to $70 million. Ingrid writes, “It’s been a bumpy highway for sensible mobility expertise — with macroeconomic pressures, the slower improvement and rollouts of next-generation expertise like autonomous techniques and the cooling tech investing market all making it tougher for youthful companies to maintain and develop their companies. Otonomo is maybe the most recent casualty in that pile-up, but it surely might not be the final.”

If you happen to’re into basic video games, one in every of our well-liked tales from late yesterday was Sarah’s a couple of remastered, free-to-try model of Myst arriving on iOS.

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