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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security: Leaked Ashley Madison emails claim CTO hacked competitor nerve.com and exfiltrated its entire user database  —  Leaked AshleyMadison Emails Suggest Execs Hacked Competitors  —  Hacked online cheating service AshleyMadison.com is portraying itself as a victim of malicious cybercriminals …

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Allison Linn / TechNet Blogs: Microsoft Research unveils MobileFusion, a new technology that turns any mobile device into real-time 3D scanner  —  MobileFusion: Research project turns regular mobile phone into 3D scanner  —  A new Microsoft Research project lets people to create high-quality 3D images in real time …

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Troy Hunt / Troy Hunt's Blog: Lack of company support and tech knowledge increase anxiety for those affected by Ashley Madison hack, based on hundreds of users' emails  —  Here's what Ashley Madison members have told me  —  I found myself in somewhat of a unique position last week: I'd made the Ashley Madison data searchable …

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Julia Smirnova / Washington Post: Russia orders ISPs to block Wikipedia after site editors refuse to delete article; Wikimedia expects site to be blocked for most users within days  —  Russia's war with Wikipedia  —  The recent battle between Russian authorities and Wikipedia started in a village called Chyorny Yar (population: less than 8,000) in southern Russia.

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Uber tests bus-style “Smart Routes” in San Francisco, offers discount of $1+ to riders who request pickup on specific routes  —  Uber Tests Bus-Style Discounted “Smart Routes”  —  Uber lets us trade money for time.  But the cheaper the rides, the more people who will use Uber.

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Lauren Hockenson / The Next Web: Facebook adds ‘Donate Now’ button to make giving to charity easier  —  Today, Facebook for Business announced in a post that it has added “Donate Now” as a call-to-action button available for Brand Pages.  These buttons can now appear right on a Facebook Brand Page, or directly within an ad on the site.

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James Vincent / The Verge: New pictures of Huawei Nexus 6 leak, showing a weird camera bump and confirming rumored Snapdragon 810 CPU, 3GB of RAM, and a USB Type-C port  —  Leaked images reveal Huawei's Nexus with an unusual camera bump  —  Leaked images purportedly showing a 5.7-inch Nexus smartphone being built …

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Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: Apple dropped 2.5%, Google 3.7%, Facebook 4.6%, Microsoft 3.2%, as most tech stocks close down for the day after morning sell-off and midday recovery  —  Apple Ends Down 2.5%, Netflix off 7% as Nasdaq Rout Continues  —  Apple (AAPL) shares ended Monday's wild session down $2.61, or 2.5% …

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CrackBerry.com: BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition captured on video running Android  —  Before the weekend kicked off, the folks over at 4GNews posted up some images of the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition running Android Lollipop but what most folks missed was that the images were taken from a video.

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Rob Triggs / Android Authority: New pictures of Huawei Nexus 6 leak, showing a weird camera bump and confirming rumored Snapdragon 810 CPU, 3GB of RAM, and a USB Type-C port  —  (Update: some specs) Huawei Nexus leaks again in hands-on pictures  —  Update, 9:10AM EST: Four more images originating from China …

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Brent Kendall / Wall Street Journal: Appeals Court Affirms FTC Authority Over Corporate Data-Security Practices  —  A federal appeals court affirmed the Federal Trade Commission can bring enforcement actions against companies that fail to make reasonable cybersecurity efforts aimed at protecting customers' personal information.

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Mike Dano / FierceCable: Comcast to upgrade all of its cable network with 10 Gbps-capable DOCSIS 3.1 technology within next 2-3 years, offering 1 Gbps speeds initially  —  Comcast: We'll cover our entire footprint with 10 Gpbs-capable DOCSIS 3.1 tech as soon as 2018  —  A top Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) …

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Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times: Apple stock recovers after Tim Cook reassures investors, other tech stocks reclaim most early morning losses too  —  Apple leads technology stock recovery amid China fallout  —  An email from Tim Cook to “Mad Money” television host Jim Cramer helped save Apple nearly $80bn in its market value amid …

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Ken Yeung / VentureBeat: Twitter's web users will now get desktop notifications for direct messages  —  Twitter is making some updates to how users are being made aware of new direct messages.  The company announced today that over the next few days it will start allowing users to receive desktop notifications …

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Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg Business: Uber says Tencent, owner of WeChat and an investor in competitor Didi Kuaidi, banned or froze all its accounts on WeChat, halting Uber's progress in China  —  In Uber's Quest to Win Over China, Tencent Blocks the Way  —  The car-booking company speaks out for the first time about getting blocked by WeChat …

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Mark Bergen / Re/code: Google Now, deprioritized by Sundar Pichai, saw exodus of key staff after the team was transferred from the Android group to search  —  Google Now's Staff Exodus Reveals Hurdles for New CEO Pichai  —  On Thursday, Microsoft fired up an old rivalry.  The Redmond giant released an update …

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Liam Spradlin / Android Police: New Google Maps notification encourages users to share restaurant food photos  —  Google's Foodie Photo Ambitions Live On In New Maps Feature In Testing  —  Back in February, we told you about a new experimental service at Google called Tablescape.  The app, which at the time served …

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Jason Del Rey / Re/code: Zulily's $2.4B acquisition, below $9B peak and IPO price, disappoints some who saw it as a model for successful public e-commerce company competing with Amazon  —  Why Zulily's $2.4 Billion Acquisition is Actually a Disappointment  —  A $2.4 billion sale is rarely going to be viewed as a failure.

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Open State Foundation: Twitter suspends API access for Diplotwoops and Politwoops, which displayed deleted tweets of politicians, in all remaining 30 countries  —  Twitter cuts off Diplotwoops and Politwoops in all remaining 30 countries  —  Popular web service that tracked politicians' deleted tweets shut down in 30 countries

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Susan Hendrich / Windows Blog: Cortana Now Available on Android in Public Beta  —  In May, we announced that Cortana, the first personal digital-assistant who works across your PC & your phone, will be coming to Android and iOS devices.  Today, we're pleased to make the beta of the Cortana app available to all Android phone users.

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BBC: Ashley Madison offers C$500K reward as police investigate reports of two suicides possibly connected to leak  —  ‘Suicides’ over Ashley Madison hack  —  Two Ashley Madison clients are reported to have taken their lives after hackers published their details according to police in Canada.

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Christine Magee / TechCrunch: Everything But The House Raises $30M To Move Estate Sales Online  —  Everything But The House (EBTH), an online estate sale marketplace, has pulled in $30 million in new funding to help people who are downsizing sell their stuff to bargain hunters and collectors around the world.

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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Netflix taps SoftBank to offer carrier billing for Japan launch, app will be pre-installed on phones  —  With Netflix's first foray into Asia a week away, the video-streaming giant has revealed how it plans to tackle what could prove a particularly tricky inaugural market for the company.

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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch: Facebook Down 12.1%, Apple Down 10%, Google Down 6.5%, Microsoft Down 5.8% As Stock Markets Plummet  —  Tech companies are suffering from the current hostile stock market environment as stock markets around the world are plummeting following concerns over China.

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Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider: How Udacity, profitable as of August, is using nanodegrees to drive student engagement and retention  —  The founder of Google's top secret project lab has a new plan to double the world's GDP (Goog)  —  More than seven years ago, Larry Page and Sergey Brin tapped Stanford professor Sebastian Thrun …

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