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Shona Ghosh / Business Insider: London transport authority says Uber not “fit and proper” to hold license, cites “Greyball” software, will not renew on Sept. 30; Uber can operate during appeal  —  Uber has lost its licence to operate in London, the capital's transport regulator has said.

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Brian Womack / Bloomberg: Sources: Hewlett Packard Enterprise plans to start cutting 5,000 jobs, or about 10% of its staff, by the end of this year  —  Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. is planning to cut about 10 percent of its staff, or at least 5,000 workers, according to people familiar with the matter …

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Cate Cadell / Reuters: Chinese search giant Baidu announces $1.52B autonomous driving fund to invest in 100 projects over three years  —  BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese search engine Baidu Inc (BIDU.O) announced a 10 billion yuan ($1.52 billion) autonomous driving fund on Thursday as part of a wider plan to speed …

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Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch: SEC: MongoDB files for IPO, reports loss of $45.8M on revenue of ~$68M in 6 months ending July 31  —  MongoDB, a database software company based in New York, has filed to go public with the Securities and Exchange Commission as it continues to burn a ton of cash despite its revenue almost doubling year-over-year.

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Apple says 4K iTunes content cannot be downloaded, only streamed, and content using VP9 codec like YouTube will not be supported on Apple TV 4K  —  Apple has updated its iTunes Store on iOS devices and the Apple TV with plenty of 4K movies ahead of the launch of the Apple TV 4K …

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Maciej Cegłowski / Idle Words: When Amazon's algorithms grouped “bomb ingredients” together, reporters driven by speed and others' coverage created a false narrative  —  On September 18, the British Channel 4 ran a news segment with the headline, ‘Potentially deadly bomb ingredients are ‘frequently bought together’ on Amazon.’

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Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal: Sources: Benchmark has told Uber investors it's unlikely to sell any shares to the Softbank consortium, complicating its proposed ~$10B investment in Uber  —  Benchmark representative was only Uber director to vote against deal terms to SoftBank  —  As Uber Technologies Inc. works to finalize …

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Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook will make Pages disclose who paid for political ads and let users see all current ads from that advertiser, rolling out over the coming months  —  I just went live a minute ago.  Here's what I said:  —  Today is my first day back in the office after taking parental leave.

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Nectar Gan / South China Morning Post: China's domestic security and intelligence chief, Meng Jianzhu, urges increased AI use to predict social unrest, combat terrorism, more  —  Artificial intelligence can complete tasks with a ‘precision and speed unmatchable by humans’, official says  —  China's domestic security …

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Colin Stretch / Facebook: Facebook says it will hand over information on Russia-linked ads bought during 2016 election campaign to Congressional investigators  —  Two weeks ago, we announced we had found more than 3,000 ads addressing social and political issues that ran in the US between 2015 and 2017 and that appear …

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Adblock Plus releases filter that prevents sites from using the user's computer to covertly mine cryptocurrencies, available on Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Android  —  Adblock Plus wants to protect you from sites using your computer resources to mine cryptocurrency.

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Joseph Menn / Reuters: Interviews and emails show NSA backed down on two encryption techniques, Simon and Speck, it wanted as global standards amid experts' concerns and lack of trust  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency …

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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security: Experian tool to retrieve credit freeze PIN relies on just four pieces of basic personal information for authentication, inadequate given widespread leaks  —  An alert reader recently pointed my attention to a free online service offered by big-three credit bureau Experian that allows anyone …

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Instagram Blog: Instagram adds Face Filters to live video, rolling out globally over the next few weeks  —  Starting today, you can play with face filters while sharing live video.  Whether you're channeling a kitten or want to add some stars or rainbow light to your face, you can easily try on face filters …

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Tim Peterson / Marketing Land: Facebook rolls out Custom Audience tool that lets advertisers target users who interacted with physical store, called a business office, more  —  Facebook is using its online-to-offline ad measurement tools for offline-to-online ad targeting.  —  Facebook is making it easier for brands …

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Cecilia Kang / New York Times: Sources: Facebook and Google now negotiating changes for sex-trafficking bill SESTA with senators, after vehemently opposing it  —  WASHINGTON — Last month, Facebook and Google came out forcefully against a bill that would hold companies accountable for hosting sex trafficking on their websites.

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Shane Savitsky / Axios: Canadian startups in Toronto are seeing double-digit increases in job applications from the US since Trump was elected  —  Numerous startups in the tech hub of Toronto say they have had steady, double-digit increases in job applications from the United States since last year's presidential election.

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Tim Peterson / Marketing Land: Pinterest opens up 5000 interests supplied by its Taste Graph for advertiser targeting, says they are sourced by algorithms but vetted by human editors  —  Pinterest's expanded targeting options are supplied by its Taste Graph that has indexed more than 100 billion pins.

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Andy Greenberg / Wired: Cisco Talos report: hackers who hid backdoor in CCleaner targeted computers inside at least 20 tech firms including Akamai, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft  —  HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of computers getting penetrated by a corrupted version of an ultra-common piece of security software was never going to end well.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Banking tech firm 10x, founded by the ex-CEO of Barclays, raises $46M Series A to help modernize large banks with legacy infrastructure  —  The fintech revolution continues apace, and while many startups are hoping that newer and better tech will help them take business away from traditional banks …

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge: Bose launches QC 35 II noise canceling headphones, with a dedicated button that triggers Google Assistant, for $349.95  —  Push for Google  —  Google and Bose are today officially announcing a new version of the headphone maker's great noise cancelling headphones, the QC 35s.

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David Lumb / Engadget: Nvidia drops basic Shield TV tier with remote from $200 to $179; available for preorder now, ships on October 18; $200 tier now includes the $60 controller  —  NVIDIA's Shield TV promised to be an Android set-top box for gamers, and in that sense, it delivered.

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Thuy Ong / The Verge: As iOS 11 recommends “when-in-use” authorization for location sharing with apps, Uber now allows users to opt out of “always on” location tracking  —  iOS 11 gave Uber little choice  —  Uber got into hot water earlier this year when the ride-sharing app began tracking users' location …

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Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch: Zenefits to end insurance brokerage business, using partners like employee benefits firm OneDigital instead, and shift focus to HR software for small businesses  —  Zenefits co-founder Parker Conrad was shown the door in February last year, paving the way for then-COO David Sacks to take over the company and try to turn it around.

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Reuters: Saudi Arabia to lift ban it imposed in 2013 on VoIP calls, will make services that satisfy regulatory requirements, like Skype and WhatsApp, available today  —  RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will lift a ban on internet phone calls, a government spokesman said, part of efforts to attract more business to the country.

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