1. Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion #startup #acquisition #google #fitbit
Google parent company Alphabet will buy Fitbit, putting the tech giant head to head with Apple in the fitness tracking space. The deal values Fitbit around $2.1 billion at a fully diluted equity value, according to Friday’s announcement.
2. Why plants panic when it rains #nature
An international team of scientists involving The University of Western Australia's School of Molecular Sciences, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology and Lund University has made the surprising discovery that a plant's reaction to rain is close to one of panic.
3. Twitter to ban political advertising #twitter #politics
Twitter made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. They believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. Why? A few reasons
4. NSO hacked WhatsApp to spy on top government officials at U.S. allies #hacked #whatsapp
Senior government officials in multiple U.S.-allied countries were targeted earlier this year with hacking software that used Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) WhatsApp to take over users’ phones, according to people familiar with the messaging company’s investigation.
5. Indian nuclear power plant’s network was hacked, officials confirm #hacked #india
After initial denia Indian nuclear power plant’s network was hacked, company says report of “malware in system" is correct.