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August 22, 2015, 7:20 PM

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Apple:
Apple launches replacement program for rear-facing camera in a small percentage of iPhone 6 Plus devices that produce blurry photos  —  iSight Camera Replacement Program for iPhone 6 Plus  —  Apple has determined that, in a small percentage of iPhone 6 Plus devices, the iSight camera …
Howard Mintz / Mercury News:
Samsung plans to petition to US Supreme Court the 2012 verdict that it violated Apple's patents  —  Apple v. Samsung: Samsung plans to appeal to U.S. Supreme Court  —  Samsung plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court by November to hear its appeal of a San Jose federal jury's stinging 2012 verdict …
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
IDC: US Chromebook sales for education grew 310% year-over-year to 3.9M in 2014; iPad sales fell from 2.9M to 2.7M  —  Chromebooks Gaining on iPads in School Sector  —  As school districts across the country increasingly invest in technology for their students, the volume of personal computers in the classroom is surging.
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Prenda attorney hit with Illinois bar complaint over fraud and deceit related to copyright trolling cases  —  At long last, Prenda mastermind hit with state bar complaint  —  Steele, charged with numerous frauds and deceits, could be banished from the law.
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Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Ashley Madison hackers: we still have 300GB of employee emails, internal docs, some user chats and pictures, more, but will not dump all of it  —  Ashley Madison Hackers Speak Out: ‘Nobody Was Watching’  —  For the past week, international media has reported on the hack of extramarital site Ashley Madison …
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Report: NYC tech sector employs 40 percent women, 21 percent minorities  —  Report on 2014 data also breaks down employment by borough, age.  —  Companies like Google, Apple, Intel, and Yahoo have been relatively forthright about their diversity hiring numbers, particularly in the form …

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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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