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September 12, 2017, 4:20 AM

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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
At least two dozen federal lawsuits have been filed against Equifax in the United States  —  (Reuters) - More than two dozen lawsuits have been filed in the United States against Equifax Inc (EFX.N) after the credit reporting company said thieves may have stolen personal information …
Zeynep Tufekci / New York Times:
Regulations should include greater penalties for corporations like Equifax that provide inadequate security for sensitive personal data  —  Last week, Americans woke up to news of yet another mass breach of their personal data.  The consumer credit reporting agency Equifax revealed …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
tvOS 11 firmware leak suggests “Apple TV 4K” name, potential Siri Remote update with haptic feedback, references to “HDR Modes” in settings  —  Following 9to5Mac's iPhone X feature discoveries from the iOS 11 GM leak we received over the weekend …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
New York Times:
SoFi CEO and co-founder Mike Cagney to step down following sexual harassment suit; sources say he skirted risk and compliance controls while expanding business  —  Social Finance, an online lender that has been one of the more prominent financial technology start-ups, said on Monday …
AFTVnews:
Amazon reportedly working on new Fire TV models with 4K HDR video at 60 FPS: a Chromecast-like dongle for 2017 and a cube-shaped set-top box with far field mics  —  I can now confirm that Amazon is working on two new Fire TV models which will both be capable of 4K HDR video at 60 fps.
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
GM, Cruise announce plans for mass-produced auto with self-driving hardware based on updated Bolt EV platform; no date for car's launch or self-driving feature  —  Cruise, the self-driving car startup that sold to General Motors last year, has reached a new milestone: it has a self-driving car model …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Xiaomi unveils Mi Mix 2 with Snapdragon 835 and 5.99" display starting at ~$500 in China, alongside a special edition with full unibody ceramic design, 8GB RAM  —  As statements of intent in phone design go, it's hard to think of a stronger one than the original Mi Mix.
Kyle Samani / Multicoin Capital:
How blockchains can help resist censorship, and how governments might regulate them via fiat-crypto currency exchanges and securities laws  —  In light of the recent actions by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and People's Bank of China, we're receiving a lot of questions about regulation.

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