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August 12, 2016, 10:55 AM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook rolls out new code to nullify adblock workaround introduced by Adblock Plus  —  Adblock Plus launched a workaround to Facebook's ad block bypass today that ham-handedly removes posts from friends and Pages, not just ads, according to a statement provided by Facebook to TechCrunch.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Ten former employees shed light on Twitter's 10-year failure to stop abuse on its platform  —  For nearly its entire existence, Twitter has not just tolerated abuse and hate speech, it's virtually been optimized to accommodate it.  With public backlash at an all-time high and growth stagnating …
The Twitter Blog:
Twitter says BuzzFeed story contains “inaccuracies in the details” and “unfair portrayals” without offering specifics, pledges to continue making Twitter safer  —  In response to today's BuzzFeed story on safety, we were contacted just last night for comment and obviously …
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Sources: in 2015, then-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo secretly ordered employees to filter out abusive replies to President Obama during a Q&A session  —  In 2015, Then-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo secretly ordered employees to filter out abusive and hateful replies to President Obama during a Q&A session, sources tell BuzzFeed News.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft acquires Beam, a livestreaming service that lets viewers interact with videogame streamers during broadcasts  —  Microsoft has acquired Beam, a Seattle-based interactive game streaming service that lets viewers play along with streamers as they watch.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers find cryptographic keys shared by millions of Volkswagen vehicles can allow them clone key fobs using cheap radio hardware  —  In 2013, when University of Birmingham computer scientist Flavio Garcia and a team of researchers were preparing to reveal a vulnerability that allowed …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Source: Arianna Huffington is leaving the Huffington Post because Verizon's acquisition of Yahoo threatened her website's status as a dominant property  —  Arianna Huffington surprised the media world this morning when she announced that she was leaving the Huffington Post, one of the most powerful properties in digital publishing.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Hewlett Packard Enterprise acquires SGI for $275 million  —  Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which split from HP last year, today announced that it has acquired SGI, a company that makes servers, storage, and software for high-performance computing, for $275 million in cash and debt.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Logitech launches Pop Home Switch for smart home control, on sale this month for $99.99  —  Logitech has a new device called the Pop Home Switch, and it's a bit different from their usual offerings.  A company known for Universal Remotes encrusted with physical keys, touchscreen displays …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
CVS Health launches mobile payments app CVS Pay for iOS and Android, starting in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, and nationwide by year end  —  CVS Health today is launching its own mobile payments solution that will allow customers to pay for products, pick up prescriptions …

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