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September 25, 2015, 11:50 AM

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David McLaughlin / Bloomberg Business:
Google Said to Be Under U.S. Antitrust Scrutiny Over Android  —  New FTC inquiry comes years after it closed search-engine case  —  Lingering skepticism meets probe over access to phone platform  —  Google Inc. is back under U.S. antitrust scrutiny as officials ask whether …
iFixit:
iPhone 6s teardown reveals smaller 1715 mAh battery, 3D Touch display, x-ray view of Taptic Engine  —  iPhone 6s Teardown  —  Teardown  —  Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.  —  In Progress  —  This guide is a work in progress.
Hayden Dingman / PCWorld:
Samsung and Oculus announce $99 consumer Gear VR with support for Samsung's 2015 flagship phones and a redesigned trackpad, shipping in November  —  Samsung's new Gear VR virtual reality headset only costs $99  —  And even better, the new Gear VR works with all of Samsung's flagship Galaxy phones released in 2015.
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Ina Fried / Re/code:
BlackBerry confirms “Priv” Android phone will launch at the end of 2015, posts weak Q2 earnings with loss of 13 cents per share  —  BlackBerry Confirms Android Plans, Posts Weaker-Than-Expected Earnings  —  BlackBerry on Friday confirmed its plans to launch an Android-based handset …
Katherine Noyes / Computerworld:
Michigan sues HP over $49M project that's 5 years late  —  Hewlett-Packard has faced no end of financial and legal woes in recent months, and on Friday it was hit with one more: A new lawsuit filed by the state of Michigan over a $49 million project the state says is still not completed after 10 years.
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
iOS ad blocker Crystal will get a flat monthly fee to let through ads that are on Adblock Plus owner Eyeo's paid whitelist  —  Propelled By Apple, Ad Blocking Cottage Industry Emerges  —  Software promises to block ads, and in some cases allow “acceptable” ones
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
GCHQ debuted a program called Karma Police seven years ago to track the browsing habits and communications of “every visible user on the Internet”  —  From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users' Online Identities  —  THERE WAS A SIMPLE AIM at the heart of the top-secret program …
Martin Anderson / The Stack:
Researchers: cookies can be used to bypass HTTPS, reveal private session information in all modern browsers  —  Cookies can render secure websites vulnerable in all modern browsers  —  Share1  —  Pin1  —  TOTAL SHARES 3  —  CERT have issued a new directive notifying that cookies …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
iOS 9's space-saving “app slicing” disabled for now, will return in future update  —  iCloud bug affects users who are restoring backups to new devices.  —  Back in June, we wrote a bit about App Thinning, a collection of iOS 9 features that are supposed to make iOS 9 apps take up less space on iDevices.

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