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August 30, 2016, 2:55 AM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple working on new pro software features for iPad expected 2017, a 5K monitor, and Mac updates, including a thinner MacBook Pro with flatter keyboard  —  Deeper stylus integration, faster displays planned for iPads  —  New MacBooks, iMac, and 5K monitor with LG in product pipeline
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Apple invites media to event on Sept. 7 at 10AM PT at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, expected to announce new iPhones and updated Watch line  —  September 7 will be the day of the iPhone 7.  —  Apple sent invitations to the press for a September 7 product launch event …
Michael Isikoff / Yahoo:
FBI issued warning that two state voter registration databases were breached by suspected foreign hackers; sources: Arizona, Illinois databases were the targets  —  The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks …
Gina Hall / Silicon Valley Business Journal:
Facebook's Trending section shows fake Megyn Kelly story days after firm lays off curators; company removes story, says is working on better detecting fake news  —  That didn't take long.  —  Facebook cut its Trending Topics team on Friday in favor of employing algorithms to surface news stories on the social networking platform.
Financial Times:
Sources: Apple faces multibillion tax bill in EU ruling over receiving state aid from Ireland; official estimate to be announced tomorrow  —  Apple will on Tuesday be hit with Europe's largest tax penalty after Brussels ruled that the company received illegal state aid from Ireland.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple sued by iPhone owners over unresponsive screen issue affecting iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus; warranty extensions, repairs, more sought alongside damages  —  Thomas Davidson of Pennsylvania, Todd Cleary of California, and Jun Bai of Delaware have filed a class action lawsuit against Apple …
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
BLU debuts $299 Pure XR GSM-only smartphone with 5.5-inch, 1080p SuperAMOLED display, Gorilla Glass 3, 4GB RAM, 3D Touch, fingerprint sensor, available now  —  After teasing it a few weeks ago, BLU has today announced its latest flagship device, the Pure XR.
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Fitbit unveils $100 ‘swim-proof’ Flex 2 and $150 Charge 2 with heart rate monitoring  —  Meet Fitbit's next Fitbits.  —  The fitness-tracker company is unveiling two new devices today, the $150 Charge 2 with heart rate monitoring and a larger screen, and the smaller, “swim-proof” …

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