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Security - 21 stories
What can tech firms do to fight terror?

US allies accuse NSA of manipulating encryption standards

Experian makes it easy for someone to undo your credit freeze

SEC Chairman reveals financial reporting system was hacked

CCleaner malware outbreak is much worse than it first appeared

CNET asks: How has the Equifax security breach affected you?

Police need warrant to track cell phones, appeals court says

Facebook to release Russia ads, beef up election 'integrity'

Court rules Stingray use without a warrant violates Fourth Amendment

Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress

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Microsoft - 2 stories
Dear Bill Gates, Control-Alt-Delete was not a mistake

Windows 10 digital ink: All the improvements with the Fall Creators Update

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Hardware - 10 stories
Moto G5S Plus goes on sale September 29th for $230

Toshiba Reaches Tentative Deal to Sell Microchip Unit

Former Apple Engineers Working on New Eyes for Driverless Cars

Nest reveals it’s new outdoor camera, alarm system and smart doorbell

This budget earbud sounds (almost) too good to be true

Roku reportedly has a 4K streaming stick on tap for this fall

Crime-fighting robot can detect weapons in a crowd

Nvidia Shield TV gets a $20 price cut after Apple TV 4K debuts

Razer plans to release a mobile gaming and entertainment device soon

Google brings the $399 Android One Moto X4 to Project Fi (and the U.S.)

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Google - 5 stories
What if the Google-HTC deal is actually about voice assistants?

Tech Tip: Retiring the Google Drive Desktop App

Google sets its sights on the iPhone with HTC deal

Google tightens grip on Android hardware with HTC deal

YouTube to end paid channels service

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Apple - 9 stories
iPhone 8, 8 Plus go on sale around the world

Verizon is giving away free iPhone 8s, if you can find them

Your Lifx smart bulbs now support Apple HomeKit -- and Siri

Is the Apple TV 4K for you? (The 3:59, Ep. 288)

Apple Watch 3 – Connection Issues, Don’t leave your iPhone home just yet.

Tech Fix: Apple Watch Series 3 Excels, Even if You Don’t Need Cellular

State of the Art: The iPhone 8: A Worthy Refinement Before the Next Generation

Apple upgrades Safari for older versions of macOS

Wall Street dings Apple after some reported LTE connectivity issues on the new Watch

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Social - 22 stories
Snapchat’s new partners attach instant apps and games to ads

ipsy launches its beauty product e-commerce business Shopper as hit hits 3M subscribers

Facebook ads will target people who visited physical stores

Alexa beams up new Star Trek skills, including Klingon

Facebook revamps political-ad rules after discovering Russian ad buys

Facebook and Twitter play bigger role in Congressional election-hacking probe

Instagram's 'follows you' feature reveals your true friends

Thoughts on Facebook’s 9 plans to curb election interference

Facebook Used an 'I Will Rape You' Image to Invite Users to Instagram

Facebook and Amazon might bid on English Premier League rights

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Science - 12 stories
How to Hack Your Brain (for $5,000)

'We are planning weekly rocket launches'

Science-in-progress: Did the Bullet Cluster withstand scrutiny?

Lidar tells distance, radar tells velocity, this new sensor aims to do both

The universe's most energetic particles have traveled a long way

There cannot be two kinds of medicine: EU scientists shred homeopathy, alt med

BYU develops sports helmet foam for real-time concussion detection

How business is driving the new space race

Neanderthal brains 'grew more slowly'

Plant-eating dinosaurs may have dined on crustaceans on special occasions, study says

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Miscellany - 12 stories
Europe Renews Offensive on Silicon Valley With Tax Reforms

'Payment by vein' trialled in supermarket

Deliveroo accounts reveal huge losses

Amazon plans to hire 2,000 for a new office in New York City

Ajit Pai’s plan to lower broadband standards is “crazy,” FCC Democrat says

D&D Reader app brings paper reference books to your tablet

Oil companies sued to pay for cost of rising sea levels, climate change

After murder conviction and suicide, Aaron Hernandez found to have severe CTE

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Is Said to Plan About 5000 Job Cuts

Appeals court: East Texas can’t keep patent case because of one local salesman

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