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August 11, 2016, 9:00 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: iPhone event scheduled for Sept. 7; thinner MacBook Pros with touchscreen strip for function keys, USB Type-C, Touch ID, more, likely to debut later  —  Slimmer MacBook Pro to get keyboard with thin digital screen  —  Company finds consumers take longer to buy or replace iPads
Davey Alba / Wired:
Snapchat removes “yellowface” anime lens after user backlash, four months after similar furor over Bob Marley “blackface” filter  —  Snapchat's at it again.  As first reported by The Verge and Mic, the ephemeral snapping app adored by millennials yesterday released …
Husain Sumra / MacRumors:
Netflix releases free FAST speed test app to measure download speed for iOS and Android  —  In May, Netflix announced Fast.com, a website where users could quickly and simply check their internet connection speed.  The site uses Netflix's servers and technology to give people an instant look at their current internet speed.
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, to step down and focus on health-and-wellness startup Thrive Global  —  Huffington Post co-founder and editor-in-chief to focus on health-and-wellness startup Thrive Global  —  Arianna Huffington, who co-founded the Huffington Post 11 years ago …
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
Researchers find key to unlock Windows devices guarded by Secure Boot; key could allow users to run alternative operating systems, attackers to install rootkits  —  Security failures have created “golden keys” which unlock Windows devices protected by Secure Boot.
Rick Tetzeli / Fast Company:
Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi discuss the never-ending development of Apple Maps, why Apple doesn't try to be great at everything, and working with Tim Cook  —  The Apple vets open up on the embarrassment that was Apple Maps' debut and more in this wide-ranging interview.  —  Fast Company: Let's start talking about Maps.
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:
FCC filing shows Google plans to test wireless network on newly available spectrum in 24 US locations  —  A new filing with the Federal Communications Commission reveals how seriously Google is focusing on its plans for a wireless version of Fiber, its high-speed internet service.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
States can limit municipal broadband despite FCC ruling, three-judge panel of appeals court decides  —  Major loss for Tom Wheeler in attempt to boost broadband competition.  —  The Federal Communications Commission has lost in an attempt to preempt state laws that restrict the growth of municipal broadband networks.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
IFTTT recipes now embed directly on 3rd party apps like Ring, Roger and Lifx  —  IFTTT made a name for itself as a platform for people to easily build (or pick up pre-built) scripts to automate tasks in and between various apps — say, to turn on the air conditioner using your home's smart thermostat …

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