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1. DoorDash acquires autonomous driving startup Scotty Labs
DoorDash seems to be very interested in self-driving technology — not only did it acquire Scotty Labs (a startup enabling people to remotely control self-driving cars), it also brought on the two co-founders of Lvl5, which was creating high-resolution maps for autonomous driving.
“We’ll share more updates in the near future but for now, we’re really excited to be part of the amazing DoorDash family and looking forward to building something magical together,” Scotty Labs co-founder Tobenna Arodiogbu wrote on in a blog post.
2. Apple, Google and Mozilla block Kazakhstan’s browser spying tactics
Apple, Google and Mozilla have taken the rare step of blocking an untrusted certificate issued by the Kazakhstan government, which critics say it forced its citizens to install as part of an effort to monitor their internet traffic.
3. The 11 best startups from Y Combinator’s S19 Demo Day 1
We already rounded up all the startups that presented at the accelerator’s Demo Day 1, but now the team has selected their favorites. (Extra Crunch membership required.)
4. MoviePass exposed thousands of unencrypted customer card numbers
An unprotected MoviePass database included both customer cards (those are the debit cards used to purchase movie tickets) and personal credit card numbers.
5. Waymo releases a self-driving open data set for free use by the research community
The data set isn’t for commercial use, but Waymo’s definition of “research” is fairly broad, and includes researchers at other companies as well as academics.
6. PayPal-backed money lender Tala raises $110M to enter India
Tala looks at behavioral data gathered through an Android app to build a customer’s credit profile. The new round values the company at $750 million.
7. Join The New Stack for Pancake & Podcast with Q&A at TC Sessions: Enterprise
Popular enterprise news and research site The New Stack is coming to gpgmail Sessions: Enterprise on September 5 for a special Pancake & Podcast session with live Q&A. (And we’re dead serious about the pancakes.)