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September 12, 2017, 3:00 PM

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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Apple debuts iPhone 8 and 8 Plus with glass back, new 6-core A11 “Bionic” SoC for 30% faster GPU and 25% faster CPU, Qi wireless charging, True Tone display  —  Apple just unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus at its press event.  It looks a lot like the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but with a glass back.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple debuts Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE built-in for $399, same size casing as Series 2, new colors, W2 networking chip; preorder Sept. 15, ships Sept. 22  —  The new Apple Watch is now official, offering one big highlight upgrade over the previous version: Built-in cellular support.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Apple announces Apple TV 4K, with 4K HDR video, powered by A10X Fusion chip, preorders open Sept. 15 starting at $179, ships Sept. 22  —  Apple's streaming box is now a better match for the latest and greatest TVs  —  Apple has just unveiled a long anticipated upgrade to its Apple TV set-top box …
Youkyung Lee / Associated Press:
Samsung says it aims to launch a foldable smartphone next year under its Galaxy Note brand and is working with Harman on speaker assistant  —  https://www.apnews.com/195363f168574a13 9fa9c703bdc214f7  —  Link copied!  —  SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday …
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 …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Apple debuts iPhone X with 5.8" edge-to-edge OLED “Super Retina Display”, A11 SoC, Face ID powered by infrared sensor and neural engine, dual OIS rear cameras  —  ‘The future of the smartphone’  —  The long-awaited and extensively leaked special edition iPhone is finally upon us …
Ionut Arghire / SecurityWeek:
FireEye report says hackers with ties to North Korea have been targeting South Korean crypto-currency exchanges to obtain funds for the Pyongyang regime  —  Over the past several months, threat actors believed to have ties with North Korea have been targeting crypto-currency exchanges …
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 …
The Daily Beast:
Russia-linked accounts used promoted Facebook Events to organize anti-immigrant protests in US in 2016; company confirms it shut down several promoted events  —  Russian operatives hiding behind false identities used Facebook's event management tool to remotely organize and promote political protests …

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