August 30, 2015, 8:55 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Sources: Apple TV 4 coming in October for under $200, Apple TV 3 will support streaming service next year, but won't have App Store or direct Siri controls  —  Apple TV 4 coming in October for under $200, Apple TV 3 stays & gets new streaming service  —  Rough mockup of fourth Apple TV vs. third Apple TV by Michael Steeber
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Epix signs multi-year distribution deal with Hulu, will not renew its deal with Netflix after current agreement expires in September  —  Netflix Is Losing More Hollywood Movies, and Says You'll Be OK With That  —  Netflix says it's not renewing a distribution deal with cable network Epix …
Bla1ze /
New images of the BlackBerry Venice slider leak, showing 18MP OIS rear camera, microSD and SIM card slots on top  —  BlackBerry ‘Venice’ slider spotted once again in new images [UPDATED]  —  While the rumors surrounding the BlackBerry ‘Venice’ slider continue to swirl …
Parker Higgins / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Aborted Wikipedia ban in Russia and GitHub ban in China show how HTTPS encryption can limit censorship as governments are reluctant to block the entire sites  —  Russia's Wikipedia Ban Buckles Under HTTPS Encryption  —  Dueling forces of encryption and government censorship came to a head …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Former FireEye intern pleads guilty to developing Dendroid spyware for Android; sentencing scheduled for Dec. 2  —  Former security intern admits developing super-stealthy Android spyware  —  Dendroid cost $300, made it easy to take pictures and record audio and video.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Why It's Hard to Sue the NSA: You Have to Prove It Spied on You  —  Here's a big problem with secret spying programs in the US: To dismantle them with a lawsuit, someone has to prove that their privacy rights were infringed.  And that proof is almost always a secret.
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Anonymous administration officials say US may issue sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals who have benefited from cyber theft of US trade secrets  —  Administration developing sanctions against China over cyberespionage  —  The Obama administration is developing a package …
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Verizon customers with two-year contracts can keep and renew them, and still get phone subsidies  —  Verizon's New ‘Simplified’ No-Contract Prices Confuse Everyone  —  Verizon is reminding users that while the company recently announced that it was killing devices subsidies and long-term contracts …
Kevin Tofel / ZDNet:
Amazon Echo now plays music, books from multiple accounts; gains BART schedules  —  Don't want to hear the kid's hip-hop on your Echo?  Just add another Amazon account and tell Alexa to use it for music and audiobooks.  —  The Amazon Echo got a little more useful on Friday both for families …
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