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August 17, 2017, 12:50 AM

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Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince says firm has stopped protecting Daily Stormer from DDoS attacks, explains his discomfort with policy reversal in email to staff  —  Internet companies typically take a hands-off approach to offensive content on their networks, erring on the side of maintaining an open internet.
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Apple Pay and PayPal disable support for several sites that promote or sell items glorifying white supremacy  —  A screenshot of some the product offerings from vinlandclothing.com, which was banned from using Apple Pay and PayPal for selling Nazi apparel.  —  Blake Montgomery / BuzzFeed News / Via vinlandclothing.com
CNBC:
Trump disbands the Strategic and Policy Forum and American Manufacturing Council amid loss of support from member CEOs after Charlottesville comments  —  Members of President Donald Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum have agreed to disband the group, sources told CNBC, as corporate backlash mounts against the president.
Birkan Icacan / Google:
Google updates G Suite with collaborative features including ability to give and accept suggestions from mobile devices, better search, more  —  Getting people on the same page for a project can be tough.  It requires managing a ton of opinions and suggestions.
Tripp Mickle / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple has set a budget of ~$1B to procure and produce original content over the next year, could acquire and produce as many as 10 TV shows  —  Company immediately becomes a considerable competitor in crowded market for original shows  —  Apple Inc. AAPL 1.09% has set a budget …
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
After missing initial June ship date, Essential says Essential Phone models with black finish will begin shipping within 7 days, but white models are weeks away  —  When Andy Rubin's Essential finally announced the details surrounding its first smartphone, people got excited.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google acquires AIMatter, a startup that has built a neural network-based AI platform and SDK to detect and process images on mobile devices  —  Computer vision — the branch of artificial intelligence that lets computers “see” and process images like humans do (and, actually, often better than us) …
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John Mannes / TechCrunch:
SEC filing shows Andrew Ng, Google Brain founder and former Baidu chief scientist, is raising a $150M AI fund  —  We knew that Andrew Ng had more than just a series of deep learning courses up his sleeve when he announced the first phase of his deeplearning.ai last week.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google to roll out voice calling feature to Google Home users in US and Canada soon, but it will lack caller ID except for Google Voice or Project Fi users  —  Google is rolling out a long-awaited feature for its Google Home smart speaker today: voice calling.

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