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September 18, 2015, 9:55 PM

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Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Marco Arment pulls ad-blocking app Peace, the top paid app for 36 hours, citing the unfairness of indiscriminate ad blocking  —  Just doesn't feel good  —  I've pulled Peace from the App Store.  I'm sorry to all of my fans and customers who bought this on my name, expecting it to be supported for longer than two days.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google sends out invites for press event on September 29 at 9 AM PT, new Nexus devices and Chromecast expected; event will be livestreamed on YouTube  —  Nexus launch: Google promises “tasty new treats” at September 29 event  —  We're expecting the LG Nexus 5 and Huawei Nexus 6 to be announced at the event.
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Mark Harris / Guardian:
Documents show Apple held discussions with California DMV for self-driving car; Project Titan gets an Engineering Program Manager  —  Apple meets California officials to discuss self-driving car  —  The meeting in California, which is developing regulations for driverless vehicles …
Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central:
Samsung's feature-laden S Health app is now available for all Android smartphones running Android 4.4 or above  —  Samsung's S Health is now available for all Android smartphones  —  Samsung's feature-laden fitness tracking app, S Health, is now available for all Android smartphones, regardless of the manufacturer.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
BlackBerry Venice hands-on video: Android slider has touch keyboard, universal search, and Google services  —  BlackBerry's Android phone, codenamed Venice, continues to see leak after leak.  Following the slew of images we've already seen, we now have a hands-on video.
Michael Mimoso / Threatpost:
D-Link Accidentally Leaks Private Code-Signing Keys  —  A simple mistake by networking gear manufacturer D-Link could have opened the door for costly damage.  —  Private keys used to sign software published by D-Link were found in the company's open source firmware packages.
Yashaswini Swamynathan / Reuters:
Comcast settles with California for $33M after posting personal details of 75K customers online  —  Comcast reaches $33 million settlement with California over privacy violations  —  Comcast Corp has reached a $33 million settlement with California over allegations that the cable company …

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