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September 9, 2017, 7:35 AM

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
The Equifax breach, affecting ~44% of US population, is possibly the worst leak of personal information ever and was handled poorly by the company  —  Consumer's most sensitve data is now in the open and will remain so for years to come.  —  It's a sad reality in 2017 that a data breach …
Tony Romm / Recode:
House Energy and Commerce Committee, Financial Services Committee, and New York attorney general announce probes into Equifax breach  —  Meanwhile, New York announces its own investigation.  —  The U.S. Congress plans to probe a massive data breach at the credit-monitoring service Equifax …
Todd Haselton / CNBC:
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
iOS 11 GM leak reveals details about new iPhone features including Face ID, animated emoji, 4K at 60fps, possibility of True Tone display, revised AirPods, more  —  Here we go.  We're digging through the iOS 11 GM we received this evening to unpack what we can learn about the D22 'iPhone 8 …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: FBI is investigating Uber over use of defunct “Hell” program that tracked drivers working for competitors like Lyft  —  Investigators looking at whether Uber's defunct ‘Hell’ internal program was used to interfere illegally with competitors
Eric Geller / Politico:
Virginia State Board of Elections votes to remove touchscreen voting machines before November elections, saying they pose unacceptable digital risks  —  Virginia's election supervisors on Friday directed counties to ditch touchscreen voting machines before November's elections, saying the devices posed unacceptable digital risks.
More: Gizmodo and TechCrunch
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook is willing to spend $1B through 2018 on original video for its platform, far outpacing its previous outlays on video content  —  Social-media giant could spend as much as $1 billion to cultivate original shows for its platform  —  Facebook Inc. FB .65% is loosening …
Sumit Chakraberty / Tech in Asia:
Indian budget hotel aggregator OYO raises $250M Series D led by SoftBank Vision Fund, with Sequoia, Lightspeed, Greenoaks, and Hero Enterprise participating  —  Japanese giant SoftBank is keeping its faith in India's budget accommodation provider Oyo, despite its mounting losses and growing competition.
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Blockchain Firms Ripple, R3 File Dueling Lawsuits Over Crypto Contract Dispute  —  Distributed ledger startups Ripple and R3 have become embroiled in a new legal battle, with both startups filing lawsuits related to a contract dispute between the two firms.  —  Ripple alleged in a complaint …
Nectar Gan / South China Morning Post:
Weibo orders users to verify their real names by September 15 following China's new restrictions on anonymous online conversation  —  Deadline comes as government seeks to tighten its grip on online speech ahead of next month's Communist Party congress  —  China's Twitter-like microblogging site Weibo …
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