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August 9, 2016, 6:05 PM

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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Facebook aims to bypass ad blockers on desktop by changing signifiers used to detect ads, will roll out improved ad preferences tool to opt out of targeted ads  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Digital ads pop up online so frequently and ubiquitously that many people are using software to block them.
Dave Smith / Business Insider:
Sony announces September 7 event, where it will likely unveil an upgraded PlayStation 4 with more horsepower and 4K support  —  Sony PlayStation on Tuesday afternoon sent invites for an event on September 7 called “PlayStation Meeting,” where the company will “share details about the PlayStation business.”
Paul Wagenseil / Tom's Guide:
Researchers find 12 of 16 Bluetooth smart locks they tested could be hacked and opened by unauthorized users  —  LAS VEGAS — Many Bluetooth Low Energy smart locks can be hacked and opened by unauthorized users, but their manufacturers seem to want to do nothing about it …
Gmail Blog:
Google's Inbox now bundles Trello and Github emails, summarizes Google News alerts, and lets users save files to Google Drive  —  Staying on top of your to-do list can be a challenge.  In order to get things done, you often need to hunt through your inbox to find what you're looking for …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Twitter opens Moments to more partners, brands, and influencers, will open to all in coming months  —  Twitter is opening up its Moments feature to users, but only if you're one of its select influencers, brands, or partners.  The company revealed that it has given certain “groups of creators” …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers uncover advanced malware with 50+ modules that's existed since 2011 and infected government agencies and telcos in Russia, Iran, Sweden, China, more  —  Espionage platform with more than 50 modules was almost certainly state sponsored.  —  Security experts have discovered …
Wall Street Journal:
P&G cuts back on targeted Facebook ads, finding broader Facebook campaigns more effective, as Facebook adds tools to boost brand awareness for big advertisers  —  Move shows challenges of such limits on big brands; Facebook offers new tools for large companies

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