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August 31, 2015, 2:55 AM

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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 …
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 …
Yael Grauer / Wired:
A look at some of the real-life apps and tools used in Mr. Robot, a TV drama about hacking  —  A Peek Inside Mr. Robot's Toolbox  —  The bar wasn't exactly high for dystopian hacker suspense thrillers when USA Network's Mr. Robot launched, but the show has gone on to surprise everyone.
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 …
Bla1ze / CrackBerry.com:
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 …
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.
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.
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 …

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Shaping Your Startup Culture to Thrive  —  Our panel of experts at our AWS Loft in New York, including folks from Buzzfeed, Enigma, and Value Culture, discuss why culture is vital to any startup that wants to survive past its early days.
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TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Clearbanc co-founder and president Michele Romanow is coming to Disrupt SF  —  Raising venture capital isn't easy; for some, it's impossible.  Clearbanc offers startups a fundraising alternative …
Intel:
Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

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