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September 11, 2016, 8:20 PM

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Tesla announces Autopilot 8.0, which relies more on radar to avoid accidents like Model S crash, available soon for cars from 2014 and on via free OTA upgrade  —  Today, Tesla revealed Version 8 of its Autopilot software, going live in one to two weeks.  Version 8. includes updates …
New York Times:
Sources: Apple has shuttered parts of its self-driving car project, laid off dozens of employees as it rethinks its strategy  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is rethinking what it plans to do about self-driving cars, just as other big tech companies appear ready to plow ahead with competing efforts.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Largest online DDoS service vDOS hacked, with details of customers and targets revealed; service earned $600K+ for 150K+ DDoS attacks over past two years  —  vDOS — a “booter” service that has earned in excess of $600,000 over the past two years helping customers coordinate more than 150,000 …
Mathew Ingram / Fortune:
Facebook's claim that it isn't a media entity is becoming increasingly untenable as the impact of its content ranking and removal policies continues to escalate  —  Facebook is more than just a site where people share photos of their children or pets.  It has become a crucial way in which hundreds …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Report: Google to release 7-inch Huawei-built Android tablet with 4GB RAM this year  —  Here's something you might not have been expecting: alongside two new phones, it possible that Google will also announce a new 7-inch Android tablet very soon.  According to Evan Blass, it will be released …
More: Ars Technica and Android PoliceTweets: @scalzi
Vauhini Vara / Fast Company:
Inside Microsoft's year-old program to hire autistic coders and a look at the challenges facing autistic hires and the company  —  Job interviews can be especially hard if you're autistic.  A Microsoft effort aimed at a wider spectrum of the workforce wants to solve that.
Ina Fried / Recode:
US Consumer Product Safety Commission says it is working with Samsung to announce a formal Galaxy Note7 recall soon, urges consumers to stop using the phones  —  The Consumer Product Safety Commission says people should not use or charge the tablets, whose batteries have been linked to a fire risk.
BBC:

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Internet Association:
Here They Come: A Look At The Future Of Cities In The Internet Age  —  The purpose of the report is to highlight and draw lessons from cities that are actively pursuing a greater integration of technology into their economies, environments, and policymaking.
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