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September 6, 2017, 12:15 PM

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Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Amazon and Apple are competing with Warner Bros. and others for rights to the James Bond franchise and are willing to pay as much as the studio  —  The franchise, and its future, are up for grabs as Agent 007 is being viewed as one of the last untapped brands that could be a game changer.
David Meyer / Fortune:
Facebook's ad metrics come under scrutiny again as its Adverts Manager tool promises a potential reach higher than census data in US, UK, and Canada  —  Facebook's advertising metrics have again been called into question, after Pivotal Research Group senior analyst Brian Wieser pointed …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Symantec: Dragonfly group of hackers has penetrated operational networks of multiple US and European energy companies that control key parts of the power grid  —  Intrusion into power companies' operational networks is a dramatic escalation.  —  Nation-sponsored hackers have penetrated …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft to hold Surface keynote during its annual Future Decoded event next month; sources say it's expected to unveil at least one new Surface device  —  Microsoft's Surface chief will hold a keynote speech in London at the end of October.  The software giant is holding its annual Future Decoded event …
STAT:
Investigation finds IBM's Watson for Oncology program, pitched as an AI-based system for cancer care, falls far short of the expectations IBM created for it  —  t was an audacious undertaking, even for one of the most storied American companies: With a single machine, IBM would tackle humanity's …
Sewell Chan / New York Times:
EU court rules that companies must tell employees in advance if they are monitoring workers' email, limiting the scope of corporate email snooping  —  Europe's human rights court ruled on Tuesday that companies can monitor their employees' email if they are notified in advance …
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
Apple's refusal to approve Indian government's anti-spam Do Not Disturb app, which lets users report spam calls or texts, is frustrating telecom regulators  —  Apple Inc.'s refusal so far to approve the Indian government's anti-spam iPhone app is infuriating regulators …
Tom Simonite / Wired:
Google begins rollout of new Street View cameras, the first in eight years, with higher image quality that can be used to better map physical stores, more  —  STEVE SILVERMAN HELPED build cameras for two NASA rovers that went to Mars.  In the less exotic landscape of a Google parking lot …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Survey of wealthy technologists reveals support for left-leaning social policies, like wealth redistribution, but a rejection of regulation and labor unions  —  Silicon Valley has long preferred to remain aloof from national politics, but the Trump era has altered that stance.

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