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September 22, 2016, 3:35 PM

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Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Yahoo confirms data from 500M+ accounts was stolen in 2014 by “state-sponsored actor”; info includes email addresses, hashed passwords, security questions, more  —  Yahoo revealed a massive data breach of its services on Thursday.  —  Yahoo “has confirmed that a copy …
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Apple acquires another machine learning company: Tuplejump  —  Apple is on a machine learning company buying spree.  After buying Perceptio at the end of 2015 and Turi just a few months ago, Apple has now acquired an India/US-based machine learning team, Tuplejump.
Hudson Hongo / Gizmodo:
Trump backs Cruz in opposing transfer of Domain Name System to ICANN in October, claiming Internet freedom would be at risk  —  Back in December, Donald Trump suggested fighting terrorism online by “closing the internet in some way,” openly mocking potential First Amendment concerns.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases first iOS 10.1 public beta, adding Portrait photo mode to iPhone 7 Plus  —  Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 10 update to public beta testers for testing purposes, just under two weeks after releasing iOS 10 to the public and one day after providing the iOS 10.1 beta to developers.
Eduard Kovacs / SecurityWeek:
Scan shows 840K+ Cisco devices have NSA-linked flaw discovered from a Shadow Brokers leak; most of the affected Cisco IOS software versions remain unpatched  —  An IOS software vulnerability identified recently by Cisco while analyzing the firewall exploits leaked by the group calling itself Shadow Brokers …
Nick Summers / Engadget:
Bluestacks adds Facebook Live streaming option to its desktop Android emulator  —  Draw a crowd while you play ‘Clash Royale.’  —  Streaming your favorite smartphone apps on Twitch is pretty hard.  Through Facebook?  Even harder.  To simplify the process, Bluestacks is adding a Facebook Live option to its desktop Android emulator.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Etsy rival, Handmade, launches in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the UK  —  Amazon continues to try to turn the screws on its competition through its scale, and now it's the turn of Handmade, the e-commerce giant's marketplace for arts and crafts that competes most closely with Etsy.
Nathan Martz / Google Developers Blog:
Google launches VR SDK 1.0 out of beta, with support for Daydream  —  Posted by Nathan Martz, Product Manager, Google VR  —  At Google I/O, we announced Daydream—Google's platform for high quality, mobile virtual reality—and released early developer resources to get the community started with building for Daydream.
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:

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