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September 17, 2017, 10:15 PM

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Troy Hunt:
Face ID has upsides and downsides on both security and usability and isn't less secure than a PIN or Touch ID in practice  —  I was wondering recently after poring through yet another data breach how many people actually use multi-step verification.  I mean here we have a construct …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Interview about Face ID with Apple's SVP of software engineering Craig Federighi, who says no data from Face ID is sent to the cloud  —  Face ID is easily the most hot-button topic to come out of Apple's iPhone event this week, notch be damned.  As people have parsed just how serious Apple is about it …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram now autoplays video sound once turned on until you close the app  —  Autoplay audio can be annoying or convenient depending on the situation.  Luckily Instagram has found a happy medium between defaulting autoplay video sound on or off.  —  This weekend TechCrunch spotted …
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Source: Facebook handed over data on Russian ad buys to special counsel Mueller under search warrant, including ad copies, targeting info, and account details  —  What $100,000 can buy you on Facebook  —  Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team are now in possession of Russian-linked ads run …
Aaron Pressman / Fortune:
Prepaid Wireless Customers Can't Add Apple Watch Series 3 to Their Plans  —  Millions of people who pre-pay their wireless bill every month won't be able to add the new Apple Watch to their service.  —  All four major wireless carriers—Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Washington Post's automated Heliograf tool has written ~850 stories in one year, including 500 on 2016 election that got 500K+ clicks  —  It's been a year since The Washington Post started using its homegrown artificial intelligence technology, Heliograf, to spit out around 300 short reports and alerts on the Rio Olympics.

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