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September 19, 2015, 1:40 PM

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Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Marco Arment pulls ad-blocking app Peace, the top paid app for 36 hours, citing the unfairness of indiscriminate ad blocking  —  Just doesn't feel good  —  I've pulled Peace from the App Store.  I'm sorry to all of my fans and customers who bought this on my name, expecting it to be supported for longer than two days.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google sends out invites for press event on September 29 at 9 AM PT, new Nexus devices and Chromecast expected; event will be livestreamed on YouTube  —  Nexus launch: Google promises “tasty new treats” at September 29 event  —  We're expecting the LG Nexus 5 and Huawei Nexus 6 to be announced at the event.
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Sources: Google to announce Chromecast Audio device to plug in to speakers September 29  —  Exclusive: Chromecast Audio, codenamed ‘Hendrix,’ is a separate device & made to WiFi-enable your speakers  —  We told you earlier today about the 2nd generation Chromecast, scheduled to be launched later this month.
Slate:
Lebanon, New Hampshire library board votes to reinstate its Tor relay, after DHS contacted local police  —  How a Small New Hampshire Library Fought Government Fearmongering  —  Board meetings of the Lebanon Libraries in the small town of Lebanon, New Hampshire, don't normally include signs that read …
Kate Knibbs / Gizmodo:
FBI uses retweets as evidence against people it claims are aiding terrorism or trying to join ISIS  —  The FBI Says Retweets Are Endorsements  —  Remember when people put that “RTs ≠ endorsements” disclaimer in their Twitter bios, like that would offer some form of protection from the being associated with what they retweeted?
Mark Harris / Guardian:
Documents show Apple held discussions with California DMV for self-driving car; Project Titan gets an Engineering Program Manager  —  Apple meets California officials to discuss self-driving car  —  The meeting in California, which is developing regulations for driverless vehicles …
Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central:
Samsung's feature-laden S Health app is now available for all Android smartphones running Android 4.4 or above  —  Samsung's S Health is now available for all Android smartphones  —  Samsung's feature-laden fitness tracking app, S Health, is now available for all Android smartphones, regardless of the manufacturer.
Jacob Demmitt / GeekWire:

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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
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.
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