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September 22, 2016, 12:40 PM

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Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Yahoo expected to confirm data breach of 200M+ user credentials that was detailed in August  —  A hacker named “Peace” is bringing chaos to the internet giant just as its sale to Verizon is pending.  —  Yahoo is poised to confirm a massive data breach of its service …
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.
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 …
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Instagram says it now has over 500K active advertisers, up from 200K in February  —  For those of you following Instagram's ad business, my headline might seem a bit familiar — yes, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service announced another advertiser milestone back in February …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Facebook Messenger rolls out polls in group chats and intelligent payment suggestions in US  —  Facebook is rolling out two new features for its popular Messaging app, giving users in-chat polling and also testing out an intelligent way to detect when you want to send money.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative pledges $3B over 10 years to cure and manage diseases, starting with $600M fund for Biohub research center at UCSF  —  Starting with a $600 million “Biohub”  —  The philanthropic initiative founded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan …
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Flickr to close its photo licensing program Marketplace, says royalties due to users will be paid  —  Two years ago Flickr rolled out Marketplace, a photo licensing service that was meant to help Flickr users get paid by big websites and media properties who wanted to use that user's photos.
Fitz Tepper / TechCrunch:
Dating app Bumble to roll out photo verification feature in effort to stop impersonators using the platform  —  For some reason certain people feel the need to create a dating profile using someone else's pictures.  Whether it's done to impersonate someone else, bully someone or even just pull a prank …

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