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Owen Bowcott / The Guardian: Turkey arrested 75K citizens for downloading encrypted messaging app ByLock; legal opinion in UK says the arrest was illegal  —  Legal opinion published in UK argues that the arrest of 75,000 suspects, primarily for downloading ByLock app, is illegal  —  Tens of thousands of Turkish citizens detained …

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Kurt Wagner / Recode: WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton says he's leaving after eight years, and will start a nonprofit at “the intersection of nonprofit, technology and communications”  —  Acton has a net worth of $6.5 billion.  —  WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is leaving the company to start his own non-profit.

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Ben Smith / BuzzFeed: Google, Facebook, and Amazon are on a dangerous collision course with political power in the US  —  The bad new politics of big tech.  —  BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief  —  The blinding rise of Donald Trump over the past year has masked another major trend in American politics: the palpable …

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster / Windows Central: Microsoft launches Surface Hub and Microsoft 365 in Hong Kong  —  Microsoft is bringing the Surface Hub and Microsoft 365 to customers in Hong Kong.  —  Microsoft's massive Surface Hub is now available in Hong Kong.  The company has announced Hong Kong customers are first in Greater China …

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New York Times: 30 current and former SoFi employees describe years of misconduct by executives including CEO Mike Cagney and a rancorous workplace environment  —  SAN FRANCISCO — For months, the text messages came.  Some were flirtatious, asking her to meet him late at night.  Sometimes, the texts were sexually explicit.

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Apple releases iTunes 12.7, with focus on music, movies, TV, podcasts, more; removes built in App Store and makes apps available in App Store for iOS  —  In a day filled with surprises, Apple has shocked us once again with the release of iTunes 12.7, which entirely revamps the iTunes App.

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Tom Warren / The Verge: A look at Apple's Steve Jobs Theater and surrounding area, with 1K seats, rotating elevator  —  Apple's new spaceship campus, named Apple Park, opened to employees back in April, and today it hosts hundreds of reporters as the company unveils its new iPhone X hardware.

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Amir Efrati / The Information: Four months after losing General Counsel title, sources say Uber's chief legal officer, Salle Yoo, to leave company  —  Uber's chief legal officer, Salle Yoo, is expected to leave the company in the near future, according to two people briefed about the matter.

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Lucas Matney / TechCrunch: Apple to bring face-tracking to ARKit on iPhone X, giving devs access to color and depth from front cameras and real-time tracking  —  While many expected Apple to push AR capabilities as the hallmark features for newly introduced iDevices, in reality, ARKit was largely a footnote …

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Jane Dudman / The Guardian: Facebook to roll out “donate now” button for charities in UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain late September, expand test to 10 more European countries October  —  Selected UK charities stand to benefit from direct donation tools that have already raised millions of dollars from US Facebook users

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge: iPhone 8, 8 Plus hands-on: glass blends well into sides, True Tone display not noticeably better than iPhone 7's, glass back design is big aesthetic improvement  —  The new middle children  —  Apple just wrapped up its presentation announcing the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus …

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Apple slashes iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 7, and 7 Plus prices by $100; iPhone SE drops by $50 to $349, now the lowest iPhone price point ever  —  Apple announced its new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X devices today.  And like every year, that means... Discounts!

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Chris Nolter / TheStreet: Apple Watch Series 3 LTE plans: $10 per month on AT&T, $10 per month on Verizon with three months free, no prices yet for Sprint and T-Mobile  —  Apple (AAPL) Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams gave A&T (T) a plug during the tech company's special event on Tuesday …

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Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge: How the specs of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X compare to iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy devices, Essential Phone, LG V30, Pixel, Pixel XL, and HTC U11  —  The iPhone X is here, and it might be the most dramatic update to Apple's flagship smartphone in years.

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John Voorhees / MacStories: Apple Announces macOS High Sierra to Launch on September 25th  —  Today, Apple announced on its website that the official release date of macOS High Sierra will be September 25th.  —  As detailed at WWDC in June, macOS High Sierra features the introduction of several significant …

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Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal: Yelp writes letter to FTC alleging Google is breaking 2012 promise not to scrape content from sites that opt-out and says FTC should reopen investigation  —  The assertion intensifies Yelp's criticism that Google unfairly uses its influence to stifle competition

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Nilay Patel / The Verge: iPhone X hands-on: FaceID feels natural and quicker than other smartphones' face unlock methods, gestures work well, 1125x2436 Super Retina Display is brilliant  —  It's all about that screen  —  We just got a quick chance to hold the iPhone X, Apple's new flagship phone arriving later this year.

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Tom Warren / The Verge: Apple announces Animoji, animated versions of Emoji, which uses iPhone X's face tracking hardware to create custom 3D emoji based on your facial expressions  —  Apple is introducing a new Animoji feature in iOS 11, which are animated versions of the popular emoji found on the iPhone.

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Kate Conger / Gizmodo: Face ID uses front, infrared cameras plus flood illuminator, dot projector sensors to model face, requires user gaze to unlock and pay, can be used in apps  —  Apple is rolling out facial recognition to unlock its new iPhone X, as has been rumored for months and confirmed in leaks over the weekend.

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Apple unveils AirPower wireless charging pad for iPhone 8/8+/X, Apple Watch, and AirPods with new charging case, coming in 2018  —  Apple has a new wireless charging pad called the ‘AirPower’ which is essentially a mat with room for your new iPhone 8 or iPhone X, as well as your Apple Watch …

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Apple: iPhone X starts at $999 for 64GB, preorders start October 27, ships November 3  —  Packed with Innovative Features Including a Super Retina Display, TrueDepth Camera System, Face ID and A11 Bionic Chip with Neural Engine  —  Cupertino, California — Apple today announced iPhone X …

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Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch: iPhone 8 is $699 and iPhone 8 is $799 for 64GB; pre-orders begin September 15, ships September 22  —  At Apple's big event today at the Steve Jobs Theater, Apple unveiled three new iPhones, the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X.  —  “No other devices in our lifetime have had the impact …

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Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors: Apple says it's partnered with Mophie, Belkin, Incipio, and more on wireless charging accessories for iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X  —  Apple today revealed the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, all of which will support Qi wireless charging.  Although Apple's own wireless charging accessory …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Eddy Cue says Apple TV app adding Sports tab, will expand to Canada and Australia this month, and to France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and UK by year's end  —  Alongside the introduction of the new 4K and HDR ready Apple TV, the company today also announced that it's bringing its “TV” …

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac: iOS 11 to be released to the public on September 19 for iPhone and iPad  —  Apple confirmed at its special event today that it will officially release the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 11, next week.  While the operating system has been in developer and public beta for several months now …

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