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August 31, 2016, 3:10 PM

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Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Dropbox breach from 2012, which prompted password resets last week, is now known to have affected 68M+ accounts, and leaked user emails, hashed passwords  —  Hackers have stolen over 60 million account details for online cloud storage platform Dropbox.  Although the accounts were stolen during …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Lenovo debuts Yoga Book with 1080p touchscreen and touch panel for typing and writing, comes with stylus; Android version starts at $499, Windows 10 around $550  —  How Lenovo brought a dream design to life  —  Rewriting the tablet  —  How Lenovo brought a dream design to life  —  By Dan Seifert |
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
Ultra-slim Windows 10 notebooks, 13-inch convertible Chromebook, and first curved screen laptop launched by Acer  —  Acer has launched the new Chromebook R 13 and the Windows 10-powered Swift and Spin notebooks with Intel's new seventh-generation processors.
Se Young Lee / Reuters:
Samsung confirms that Galaxy Note 7 shipments have been delayed due to quality testing  —  Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone are being delayed as the firm conducts additional quality control testing for the premium device.
Napier Lopez / The Next Web:
Instagram now lets you pinch to zoom on photos and videos in feed, on profiles, and in the Explore tab on iOS  —  You can finally, at long last, zoom in on Instagram photos (and videos). … Revolutionary.  —  Instagram notes that the feature is coming to iOS today.
David McCabe / The Hill:
Obama to host White House Frontiers tech conference in Pittsburgh in October, guest-edit Wired Magazine's November issue as a tie-in  —  The White House will host a conference on innovation in October, it announced Tuesday, as President Obama moves to cement his legacy on tech issues.
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Compass raises $75M round at a $1B+ valuation, led by Wellington Management Capital, for real estate listings  —  New York-based real estate startup Compass is raising yet another round of funding, this time at a valuation above $1 billion.  —  The new financing was led by Wellington Management Capital …
Jeff Benjamin / 9to5Mac:
Apple launches $20/mo 2TB iCloud storage plan ahead of iPhone 7 event  —  Apple has launched a new 2TB iCloud storage tier a little over a week out from the iPhone 7 launch event.  The new 2TB plan, which is its largest plan available, will set users back $19.99 a month.
Blair Hanley Frank / PCWorld:
Google to use Okta as its preferred identity provider for Google Apps enterprise customers  —  Google Apps will use Okta as its preferred identity provider for enterprise customers  —  Identity management vendor Okta and Google have announced a partnership aimed at getting enterprises to secure their users' identities in the cloud.
 

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