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August 27, 2017, 5:00 PM

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Kara Swisher / Recode:
As Uber board prepares to vote on CEO, Jeff Immelt says he's no longer in the running; sources say a large group on the board favors Meg Whitman  —  He just tweeted.  —  Former GE head Jeff Immelt has pulled out of the race to become Uber CEO and just tweeted his withdrawal from the process.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter CMO Leslie Berland is also taking over human resources as the new ‘Head of People’  —  Plus, Twitter hired another HR exec from American Express, where Berland used to work.  —  Twitter has found someone to take over its top human resources role that's been empty for almost six months …
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Chrome team is experimenting with an option to permanently mute sound on specific websites  —  A lot of awful things can happen on the internet, but few are as terrible as landing on a website that automatically plays videos with sound.  Thankfully, this is something Google is addressing in a future update to Chrome.
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Microsoft's Lee Holmes on the company's recent efforts to bolster security of the PowerShell framework, which has long been a high-profile target for hackers  —  THE TRICKBOT MALWARE that targets bank customers.  Password harvesters like Mimikatz.  “Fileless malware” attacks.

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