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October 7, 2016, 2:35 PM

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Aditya Koolwal / Facebook:
Facebook launches standalone Events app on iOS to help you find, track, and manage events; Android version is coming soon  —  Every day, more than 100 million people use Facebook events to discover things they can do with their friends — from festivals and 5Ks to neighborhood fairs and nightlife.
Billy Steele / Engadget:
After Samsung Galaxy Southwest Airlines incident, Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile now offer exchange options for Note7 replacement models  —  A replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 started smoking and burned through the carpet on board a Southwest flight this week.
Jordan Golson / The Verge:
Bruce Schneier / Motherboard:
Internet of things devices, which are often impossible to patch, will remain insecure unless government steps in to regulate the industry  —  Brian Krebs is a popular reporter on the cybersecurity beat.  He regularly exposes cybercriminals and their tactics, and consequently is regularly a target of their ire.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Spotify and Apple Music add support for user-uploaded remixes after deal with music rights management firm Dubset  —  SoundCloud's big differentiator is its offering of unofficial, user-uploaded content that the major labels don't release and that isn't on Spotify or Apple Music.  Or at least they weren't.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft sends invites for Oct. 26 event; sources say desktop Surface PC is coming but no refreshes to Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book expected  —  Microsoft is holding a special Windows 10 and Surface event in New York City later this month.  The software giant has started emailing out invites …
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Full panel of US Court of Appeals reinstates $120M verdict Apple won against Samsung in a patent case  —  Bloomberg Anywhere Remote LoginBloomberg Anywhere Login  —  Appeals court said panel was wrong to toss verdict in February  —  Supreme Court to consider second Apple-Samsung case next week
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Comcast's 1TB data caps start to roll out nationwide  —  Go over that amount and you could face overage charges.  Unlimited data costs $50 extra.  —  Comcast's data restrictions are going from testing to reality for most of its customers.  Its 'XFINITY Terabyte Internet Data Usage Plan …
Oculus:
Oculus Connect 3 roundup: Touch, Santa Cruz prototype, Oculus-ready laptops, 400+ mobile VR apps, and more  —  This year's Connect is the third time we've brought the VR developer community together, and it's our largest event yet.  There are nearly 3,000 people here today …
Karissa Bell / Mashable:
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Source: email scanner installed after government order was not a modified spam filter; Yahoo's security team thought it was a rootkit when they discovered it  —  The spy tool that the US government ordered Yahoo to install on its systems last year at the behest of the NSA or the FBI was a …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Verizon reportedly pushing for $1B price cut on pending $4.8B Yahoo deal after recent report of 2014 hack  —  Verizon may not have bailed out of its deal to purchase Yahoo for $4.8 billion, but amid a growing case of bad news at the search engine company, the telecommunications giant …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Duolingo launches iPhone-only AI chatbot to help users learn German, French, and Spanish, with more languages coming soon  —  Today's chatbots, for the most part, aren't all that useful, but what if you could use them to learn a new language?  When it comes to learning languages …

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