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October 6, 2015, 7:40 AM

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Mark Scott / New York Times:
Data Transfer Pact Between U.S. and Europe Is Ruled Invalid  —  Europe's highest court ruled on Tuesday that a widely used international agreement for moving people's digital data between the European Union and the United States was invalid.  —  The decision, by the European Court of Justice …
Bloomberg Business:
Apple says it has acquired Perceptio, a startup developing AI tech for smartphones  —  Apple Acquires Startup Developing Advanced AI for Phones  —  Apple Inc. acquired Perceptio, a startup developing technology to let companies run advanced artificial intelligence systems on smartphones without needing to share as much user data.
New York Times:
DraftKings and FanDuel temporarily ban employees from playing on rival sites after accusations about betting on other sites using inside information  —  Fantasy Sports Employees Bet at Rival Sites Using Inside Information  —  A major scandal is erupting in the multibillion dollar industry …
Chris Grove / Legal Sports Report:
Why The Industry's Reaction To The DraftKings Leak Is A Clarion Call For Immediate Regulation Of Daily Fantasy Sports  —  The nature of daily fantasy sports likely means that the industry fundamentally requires some form of external oversight to function sustainably.
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Roku 4 with faster quad-core processor supports 4K video, lets you “follow” favorite shows, available for pre-order now, will ship in October for $129  —  Roku 4 supports 4K video and a new way to ‘follow’ favorite shows  —  Roku, one of the earliest players …
Brian Rakowski / Official Android Blog:
Google rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, and Nexus Player  —  Get ready for the sweet taste of Android 6.0 Marshmallow  —  Today we're starting to roll out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Nexus users.  Of course, the new Nexus 5X and 6P will ship with Android 6.0, straight from the factory.
Ev Williams / Medium:
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google takes stake in Symphony, valuing messaging startup at $650M  —  Google Takes Stake in Messaging Startup Symphony Communication Services  —  New fundraising round values Symphony at $650 million  —  Google Inc. has invested in a new round of funding for Symphony Communication Services LLC …
Dave Mark / The Loop:
Apple says YiSpecter iOS malware only affects users who downloaded apps from untrusted sources; issue is fixed since iOS 8.4  —  Apple's official statement on the YiSpecter iOS malware  —  Earlier today, we posted about a report from Palo Alto Networks about YiSpector, iOS malware that was said to attack non-jailbroken iOS devices.

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