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A Bit of a Breach

Tech Crunch reporter Zack Whittaker looks at a customer data breach at Veritas Genetics. The Massachusetts company confirmed that a breach had impacted its "customer-facing portal," but did not provide details on the type of information that was stolen.

A representative for the firm downplayed the data theft in the article, suggesting it affected a "handful" of customers and involved a portal that does not house customers' genetic data, test results, or medical information. 

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The president of Nankai University is embroiled in a data manipulation scandal, the South China Morning Post reports.

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