10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Justin Bieber and Jack Dorsey may be among the 10 million MGM hotel guests whose personal information was posted to a hacking forum. MGM said it discovered the data breach last summer and notified customers who were impacted based on state laws. Google’s users in the UK will no longer be protected by Europe’s strict privacy regulations. Google is planning on moving its British user data away from Ireland, so the information will no longer be subject to European privacy regulations. The Trump campaign reportedly hired a former employee of Cambridge Analytica — the company that misused… Read More

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Buzzy online events startup Hopin just raised $6.5 million from Accel and Northzone, after fighting off other major investors

London-based Hopin, an all-in-one online events platform, has raised $6.5 million in seed funding from Accel, Northzone, Seedcamp, and a number of angel investors. The company, founded last year, drew frenzied interest from investors keen to be a part of the buzzy startup which offers to host any type of live event such as conferences and company events. “Hopin was built out of the idea of connecting people and tries to solve a clear problem,” Johnny Boufarhat, Hopin’s CEO and founder told Business Insider. “We think we will be the fastest growing startup in the world.” Click here for more BI Prime stories. London-based Hopin, an all-in-one online events platform,… Read More

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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 20 Feb 2020

Germany: nine killed in shisha bar shootings Nine people died in shootings at two shisha bars in the central German city of Hanau last night. The suspected gunman was found dead later at his home, along with the body of a second person. Police say the motive for the attack is not clear. The clientele at targeted bars are said to be mainly Kurdish. Coronavirus cruise ship: two passengers die Two passengers from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship have died after being diagnosed with the Covid-19 coronavirus. The two victims, both Japanese, were in their 80s and had underlying health problems, and had been moved to hospital last week.… Read More

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Samsung blasts Galaxy phones worldwide with weird ‘1’ notification

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge In what appears to be a curious accident, Galaxy phone users worldwide have received a mysterious notification from Samsung’s Find My Mobile app. The alert, which several users are reporting, simply reads “1” with another “1” below it. Our own executive editor Dieter Bohn received the notification on his Galaxy Z Flip, which he is in the process of testing for review. Tapping the alert seemingly does nothing beyond closing the notification shade. Huh. Girlfriend and I just had exactly the same Samsung push notification: her Note 10+ and my Galaxy Z Flip each alerted with a Find My Mobile notification. When tapped,… Read More

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High school boys basketball: 6A first round recap, buzzer beater helps West Jordan avoid upset

Logan Prince scored on a lay-up with two seconds remaining as West Jordan avoids losing to region foe Kearns in 6A first round WEST JORDAN — Logan Prince converted a lay-up with two seconds remaining as No. 10-seed West Jordan avoided a big upset bid from No. 23-Kearns on Wednesday as the Jaguars held for the 43-41 win in the 6A opening round. Even though West Jordan’s third win over region foe Kearns this year wasn’t pretty, that’s just fine with coach Mason Sawyer. “We didn’t play great but we found a way to win. Survive and advance,” said Sawyer. “Kearns deserves a lot of credit. They played really hard… Read More

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High school boys basketball: 6A first round recap, buzzer beater helps West Jordan avoid upset

Logan Prince scored on a lay-up with two seconds remaining as West Jordan avoids losing to region foe Kearns in 6A first round WEST JORDAN — Logan Prince converted a lay-up with two seconds remaining as No. 10-seed West Jordan avoided a big upset bid from No. 23-Kearns on Wednesday as the Jaguars held for the 43-41 win in the 6A opening round. Even though West Jordan’s third win over region foe Kearns this year wasn’t pretty, that’s just fine with coach Mason Sawyer. “We didn’t play great but we found a way to win. Survive and advance,” said Sawyer. “Kearns deserves a lot of credit. They played really hard… Read More

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High school boys basketball: 5A first round recap, No. 26 seed Park City shocks Region 7 champion Lehi

Park City won just one Region 8 game this year but played great defense to stun the Pioneers in the first round LEHI — Park City won just once in 14 region games this season, but after Wednesday’s stunning upset at Lehi it now has as many playoff wins as region wins this year. No. 26-seed Park City outscored No. 7 seed Lehi by five points in the fourth quarter to rally for the unlikely 48-45 first round victory in the 5A playoffs. Mark McCurdy scored 19 points to lead the Miners, with Mitch Lind adding 12. “We have a group of guys who haven’t quit at any point this… Read More

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Marcus Rashford injury setback for England: Man Utd star ‘touch and go’ for Euro 2020

Description Man Utd and England striker Marcus Rashford was injured in the FA Cup game against Wolves Credits Alex Livesey/Getty Images Alt Text Man Utd and England striker Marcus Rashford was injured in the FA Cup game against Wolves United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fears the striker will miss rest of the season One-Minute Read Thursday, February 20, 2020 – 6:46am Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says that Marcus Rashford’s double stress fracture in his back is worse than expected and the England striker is now a major doubt for this summer’s European Championships. See related Today’s back pages: ‘Leip too far’ for toothless Tottenham and Marcus Rashford is… Read More

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Germany shootings: what we know so far

Credits (Yann Schreiber/AFP via Getty Images) Alt Text Hanua shooting Suspect and one other person found dead after nine killed in shootings earlier in Hanau One-Minute Read Thursday, February 20, 2020 – 6:34am At least eleven people are dead following two shootings at shisha bars in the German city of Hanau. Police say several were injured after a gunman opened fire at 10pm local time. The suspect was found dead at his home, along with the body of a second person. Local police tweeted: “One of the dead people is most likely the culprit. Investigations into the identity of the victims and the suspected perpetrator are ongoing.” Detectives said the… Read More

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Justin Bieber and Jack Dorsey may be among the 10 million MGM hotel guests whose personal information was just posted to a hacking forum (MGM)

More than 10 million MGM hotel guests had their personal information leaked online this week, according to ZDNet. Full names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, and birthdays were exposed, but MGM told Business Insider that no payment information was compromised. MGM said it discovered the data breach last summer and notified customers who were impacted based on state laws. Justin Bieber, Jack Dorsey, and US government officials were reportedly among those whose data was leaked. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The personal information of more than 10.6 million MGM Resorts guests was posted onto a hacking forum on Wednesday, according to ZDNet. Those impacted included celebrities, reporters, government officials,… Read More

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