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September 22, 2016, 6:25 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 on Thursday revealed a massive data breach of its services.  —  Yahoo “has confirmed that a copy …
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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.
Fortune:
Sources: Airbnb raises at least $555M in primary equity at $30B valuation, could grow to $850M; WSJ says Google Capital, Technology Crossover Ventures led round  —  Airbnb has held a first close on its massive new funding round, Fortune has learned from multiple sources.
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.
Windows Blog:
Microsoft to launch full version of Minecraft: Education Edition on November 1 for annual fee of $5/user  —  Since June 9, more than 35,000 students and educators around the world have utilized the early access program and provided feedback to help us fine-tune the experience across a diverse set of learning environments.
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 …
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.
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.

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