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August 22, 2017, 6:30 PM

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Verizon to start throttling video on smartphones on all unlimited data plans to 720p, with the cheapest “Go Unlimited” plan limiting video to 480p  —  Cheapest plan limits video to 480p, and there's no way to watch 1080p on a phone anymore  —  Well, now we know why Verizon Wireless was …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
AccuWeather iOS app sends user's location info to data monetization firm, even with location sharing turned off  —  A security researcher has found that the popular weather app sends private location data without the user's explicit permission to a firm designed to monetize user locations.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google debuts Chrome Enterprise subscription service for $50 per Chrome OS device per year, includes support for Microsoft Active Directory, VMware's AirWatch  —  Google is launching a new enterprise service for large businesses that want to adopt Chrome OS devices.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Medium will pay writers based off number of “claps” they get, from subscribers' $5/mo. fee, expands the number of authors who can publish paywalled articles  —  [Jeb gif]  —  Medium plans to start letting more and more authors publish paywalled articles.
Thuy Ong / The Verge:
Samsung's Bixby launches in more than 200 countries including the UK, Canada, Australia, and South Africa, is currently available in US English and Korean  —  But it only recognizes English and Korean  —  Samsung's voice assistant Bixby is now accessible in more than 200 countries worldwide …
Salvador Rodriguez / Reuters:
Google says it will announce specs for Titan, a security chip that scans cloud hardware for evidence of tampering, on Thursday  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google this week will disclose technical details of its new Titan computer chip, an elaborate security feature …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Windows Store has dozens of pirate streaming apps, some of which have pre-roll ads using Microsoft's Ad Monetization platform  —  In recent years streaming piracy has become a popular pastime for millions of people.  A lot of this takes place through ‘rogue’ websites or dedicated pirate devices …
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