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August 10, 2015, 5:00 PM

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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Purported iPhone 6S case analysis suggests stronger, Bendgate-proof frame [Video]  —  While rumors out of the supply chain have claimed for a while that the next iPhone hardware will include a more durable build, a new video analyzing a purported iPhone 6S shell shows some expected …
Mark Scott / New York Times:
PageFair study claims ad-blocking, regularly used by 200M people worldwide, will lead to $22B of lost ad revenue this year  —  Study of Ad-Blocking Software Suggests Wide Use  —  Guillermo Beltrà spends a lot of time surfing the web.  —  Yet like many avid Internet users …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
OEMs and carriers make Android's security update strategy ineffective at Android's scale; a major attack on unpatched phones seems inevitable  —  Waiting for Android's inevitable security Armageddon  —  Editorial: Android's update strategy doesn't scale, and that's recipe for disaster.
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Hunter Scott:
How a Twitter bot written to automatically enter contests won 1000 prizes in 9 months, or about 4 contests per day  —  Twitter Contest Winning as a Service  —  This is the story of how I wrote a Twitter bot to automatically enter contests and ended up winning on average 4 contests per day, every day, for about 9 months straight.
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
One year after the relaunch: Dennis Crowley on the future of Foursquare, privacy, and Yelp  —  Nearly a year after Foursquare's relaunch, we caught up with chief executive Dennis Crowley to talk Foursquare's future, its plan to cash in on ad tech, privacy, burrito discovery, and why the six-year-old startup doesn't have to kill Yelp.
Sophie Curtis / Telegraph:
Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo now use IWF hash list to identify and block child porn images  —  Facebook, Google and Twitter block ‘hash list’ of child porn images  —  Some of the world's biggest internet companies are joining forces to crack down on the sharing of child abuse images

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