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August 12, 2016, 1:30 PM

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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 …
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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 …
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.
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 …
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Minecraft launches on the Oculus Rift next week  —  If you own an Oculus Rift and are eager to play Minecraft on it, we now know roughly when it's coming.  Mojang developer Tommaso Checchi tweeted that it'll arrive to the Windows 10 Beta edition (version 0.15.6) sometime next week.
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.

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