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September 16, 2015, 7:30 PM

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Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Updating to iOS 9 and El Capitan partially mitigates AirDrop exploit on iOS and OS X; otherwise disable AirDrop until patch issued  —  One Great Reason To Update To iOS 9 - A Nasty Silent AirDrop Attack Is In Town  —  It's another big Apple AAPL -0.04% launch week with iOS 9 landing today …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
iOS 9 review: great multitasking support for newer iPads, searchable Settings, proactive Siri not as useful as Google Now  —  iOS 9, thoroughly reviewed  —  Apple gives the iPad a lot of love as iOS goes back into spit-and-polish mode.  —  iOS 8 wasn't the smoothest operating system rollout in Apple's history.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple Delays Release Of watchOS 2 Due To Bug  —  Apple has delayed the release of watchOS 2, which was expected to be available today to owners of the Apple Watch.  —  “We have discovered a bug in development of watchOS 2 that is taking a bit longer to fix than we expected,” an Apple spokesperson told TechCrunch.
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Ahead of IPO Prep, Jack Dorsey Is Telling Key People He Won't Give Up Square CEO Role  —  It's looking more and more like Jack Dorsey is going to have two CEO jobs for the foreseeable future.  —  Dorsey — who is the CEO of Square as well as the interim CEO of Twitter …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
AT&T won't throttle unlimited data in congestion until users hit 22GB, an over 4x increase  —  AT&T today has revealed a slight change to how it is handling throttling users grandfathered into unlimited data plans.  Up until today, AT&T has throttled unlimited data users when they hit 5GB of usage and are in a congested area.
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
China asks US tech firms to pledge compliance for questionable practices including sharing user data and intellectual property  —  China Tries to Extract Pledge of Compliance From U.S. Tech Firms  —  HONG KONG — The Chinese government, which has long used its country's vast market as leverage …
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
French ride-hailing startup BlaBlaCar raises $200M from Insight, Lead Edge, and Swedish firm Vostock, at a valuation of about $1.5B  —  BlaBlaCar Valued at $1.5 Billion After New Funding Round  —  Fundraising at ride-sharing service signals growing activity for Europe startups

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
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.
Zoho:
At Zoho Recruit, We Take Workflows very Personnel-ly  —  Here's the thing about workflows.  They are very difficult to understand until you actually start working with them.  —  But, for recruiters …

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