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August 13, 2016, 1:10 PM

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Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sources: Lyft recently rebuffed acquisition approach from General Motors after consulting with other potential acquirers, will raise a new funding round instead  —  General Motors in recent weeks told Lyft it was interested in acquiring the company, according to a person briefed on the situation.
Lucia Maffei / TechCrunch:
You don't need a Google+ profile to post reviews on Play Store anymore  —  The Google Play Store will not require you to have a Google+ account to write reviews anymore.  —  In an email to TechCrunch, Google confirmed the news that “a G+ profile is no longer needed to post a review.”
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.
Mark Bergen / Recode:
Former co-workers of GV's new chief David Krane describe him as energetic and politically savvy  —  The company swapped the dreamer for the networker.  —  At the helm of its venture arm, Google swapped the dreamer for the networker.  —  Friday is the final day for Bill Maris at Google Ventures …
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J.M. Porup / Ars Technica:
Two-man startup Copperhead ships a hardened version of Android that fixes its security problems and currently works with Nexus devices  —  A multi-billion-dollar megacorp, Google, apparently needs help to secure its OS.  —  A startup on a shoestring budget is working to clean up the Android security mess …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Flow, the company's IFTTT competitor, comes to Android  —  Microsoft Flow, the company's workflow management tool, has now arrived on Android.  The app, a competitor of sorts of IFTTT and Zapier, offers an interface where you can mash up two or more services in order to create workflows …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers find cryptographic keys shared by millions of Volkswagen vehicles can allow them to 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 …
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