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September 8, 2015, 3:50 PM

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Roger Cheng / CNET:
Verizon to start testing its 5G network, with speeds 30-50 times faster than 4G, in the next year, with limited commercial roll-out tentatively planned for 2017  —  Verizon to be first to field-test crazy-fast 5G wireless  —  It expects “some level of commercial deployment” to begin in 2017 for next-generation wireless.
New York Times:
The DoJ got court order demanding Apple turn over iMessages in real time; Apple said it could not comply; iMessages backed up to iCloud not encrypted end-to-end  —  Apple and Other Tech Companies Tangle With U.S. Over Access to Data  —  WASHINGTON — In an investigation involving guns and drugs …
Brian Womack / Bloomberg Business:
Google says it will test grocery deliveries this year in San Francisco and another US city  —  Google to Start Testing Grocery Deliveries This Year  —  Two U.S. cities to start trial of fresh-food deliveries  —  Google also expanding next-day deliveries in the Midwest
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Dell, HP, and Accenture will resell Surface Pro tablets as the first participants in Microsoft's new Surface Enterprise Initiative  —  Dell, HP to resell Microsoft's Surface Pro tablets  —  Microsoft is expanding its distribution of Surface Pro tablets and making enterprise services …
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 …
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 …
Bloomberg Business:
Philippines to Roll Out Nationwide Free Wi-Fi Service by 2016  —  Initiative comes as lawmakers probe slow Internet connection  —  The Philippines is planning free Wi-Fi services to half of its towns and cities this year and nationwide coverage by end-2016, limiting the data revenue prospects …
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