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September 8, 2015, 12:45 PM

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Dell, HP to resell Microsoft's Surface Pro tablets  —  Microsoft is expanding its distribution of Surface Pro tablets and making enterprise services for them available via new partnerships with Dell and HP.  —  A day ahead of Apple's expected launch of new iPads for business users …
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Adblock Plus launches on Android and iOS today as a free browser  —  Adblock Plus officially lands on Android and iOS today  —  While Apple's been working on system-level ad blocking for iOS 9, Eyeo, the creator of Adblock Plus has been building its own browser.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Microsoft confirms acquisition of cloud security firm Adallom, sources say for $250M  —  Microsoft Confirms Purchase Of Cloud Security Firm Adallom  —  Microsoft announced this morning that it purchased cloud security firm Adallom.  According to sources familiar with the matter …
Mark Harris / IEEE Spectrum:
Lidar sensors in most self-driving cars vulnerable to hacking with $60 off-the-shelf Raspberry Pi and a low-powered laser kit  —  Researcher Hacks Self-driving Car Sensors  —  The multi-thousand-dollar laser ranging (lidar) systems that most self-driving cars rely on to sense obstacles …
New York Times:
This summer the Justice Department obtained a court order demanding Apple turn over iMessages in real time, but Apple said it could not comply  —  Apple and Other Tech Companies Tangle With U.S. Over Access to Data  —  WASHINGTON — In an investigation involving guns and drugs …
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
Okta raises $75M round led by Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, and Sequoia Capital, at a valuation of nearly $1.2B  —  Okta Raises $75 Million, Boosting Valuation to Nearly $1.2 Billion  —  Okta Inc. is the latest technology startup to ride the growing tide of business cloud computing to a billion-dollar valuation.
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Base iPad Pro will have 64GB of storage and “monster” 12.9-inch display that can run 2 full-sized apps side by side; top model prices close to latest MacBooks  —  iPad Pro: ‘Monster screen’ runs full-sized side-by-side apps, LTE models, keyboard + stylus separate
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Raspberry Pi's official 7″ touchscreen display goes on sale today for $60  —  The Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched an all-new piece of hardware today — the official Raspberry Pi touchscreen display is now on sale for $60 (£48 GBP) online, and through a handful of brick-and-mortar retailers.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
BlaBlaCar Is Raising $160 Million From Insight, Valuing Ride-Sharing Startup At $1.2 Billion  —  A little more than a year after announcing a $100 million mega-round, we're hearing from multiple sources that long-distance ride-sharing platform BlaBlaCar is in the process of raising another round with Insight Venture Partners.

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Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
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.
IBM:
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