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August 22, 2015, 11:20 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 desktop, laptop, tablet and 2-in-1 computer sales in education grew 33% YOY in 2014, with Chromebook sales up 310% to 3.9M, iPad sales down 6.9% to 2.7M  —  Chromebooks Gaining on iPads in School Sector  —  As school districts across the country increasingly invest in technology for their students …
Chris Duckett / ZDNet:
Apple says only 21% of US Apple Music users have quit, less than half of what widely reported MusicWatch study claimed  —  Apple says only 1 in 5 people have quit Apple Music  —  Apple has defended the uptake of Apple Music, saying that 79 percent of those who signed up for a trial are still using the service.
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 …
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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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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