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September 22, 2017, 1:30 PM

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Shona Ghosh / Business Insider:
Colin Stretch / Facebook:
Facebook says it will hand over information on Russia-linked ads bought during 2016 election campaign to Congressional investigators  —  Two weeks ago, we announced we had found more than 3,000 ads addressing social and political issues that ran in the US between 2015 and 2017 and that appear …
Mark Zuckerberg:
Facebook will make Pages disclose who paid for political ads and let users see all current ads from that advertiser, rolling out over the coming months  —  I just went live a minute ago.  Here's what I said:  —  Today is my first day back in the office after taking parental leave.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Analysis of Zuckerberg's nine-point plan to combat election interference on Facebook  —  Election meddling is Facebook's next adversary, and it's got a plan to attack it just like it did with fake news.  Solutions to both these scourges come too late to prevent tampering …
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Facebook's efforts to overhaul political ads on its platform are crucial first steps, but vulnerabilities remain  —  FACEBOOK HAS AGREED to give Congressional investigators roughly 3,000 political ads it found linked to Russian accounts that ran during the 2016 election.
Reuters:
Sources: T-Mobile, Sprint reach “major breakthrough” in merger talks, could sign deal by end of October; Deutsche Telekom will own majority stake  —  (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) is close to agreeing tentative terms on a deal to merge with peer Sprint Corp (S.N) …
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Sources: Hewlett Packard Enterprise plans to start cutting 5,000 jobs, or about 10% of its staff, by the end of this year  —  Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. is planning to cut about 10 percent of its staff, or at least 5,000 workers, according to people familiar with the matter …
David Cardinal / DxOMark:
DxOMark gives the iPhone 8 Plus camera a score of 94, the highest ever, 4 points above above the Google Pixel and HTC U11; video score of 89 is below Pixel's 91  —  The Apple iPhone 8 Plus has a main camera system truly worthy of a flagship phone.  Similar to the iPhone 7 Plus …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple says 4K iTunes content cannot be downloaded, only streamed, and that the VP9 codec, which is used by 4K YouTube videos, is not supported on Apple TV 4K  —  Apple has updated its iTunes Store on iOS devices and the Apple TV with plenty of 4K movies ahead of the launch of the Apple TV 4K …
Cate Cadell / Reuters:
Chinese search giant Baidu announces $1.52B autonomous driving fund to invest in 100 projects over three years  —  BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese search engine Baidu Inc (BIDU.O) announced a 10 billion yuan ($1.52 billion) autonomous driving fund on Thursday as part of a wider plan to speed …
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
Inside Amazon's Indian operation: 124% YoY revenue growth, rapid storage growth to 41 fulfillment centers, and intense rivalry with Flipkart ahead of Diwali  —  Festival of Diwali is India's biggest shopping season  —  Amazon and rival Flipkart have competing sales this week

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