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September 27, 2016, 6:00 PM

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Mark Scott / New York Times:
Facebook ordered to stop collecting data on WhatsApp users in Germany and to delete info already forwarded to Facebook from roughly 35M German WhatsApp users  —  When WhatsApp, the internet messaging app, announced last month that it was starting to share some of its users' online information with Facebook …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Google debuts data-friendly YouTube Go app for Android with offline viewing, Bluetooth sharing, video previews, more and expands public Wi-Fi program in India  —  Google has introduced a new version of YouTube that is dedicated to users in emerging markets.  —  ‘YouTube Go’ is initially available in India and Android only.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google Translate now converts Chinese into English with neural machine translation  —  Google today is announcing that web and mobile versions of Google Translate are now using a new neural machine translation system for all translations from Chinese into English — and the app conducts those translations about 18 million times a day.
Andy / TorrentFreak:
Major music labels, RIAA, others sue stream-ripping site YouTube-MP3 for copyright infringement  —  Two weeks ago, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry published research which claimed that half of 16 to 24-year-olds use stream-ripping tools to copy music from sites like YouTube.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
DJI's Mavic Pro drone is extremely small and portable, packing high-end features, 40MPH speed, 27 mins of battery, starts at $749, less than GoPro Karma at $800  —  The unit is extremely small and portable, but still packs all the high end features DJI drones are known for
BBC:
HERE to fit Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz cars with sensors to gather data on traffic conditions and driver actions for real-time digital map service coming 2017  —  Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz cars fitted with on-board sensors are to share information in real time about on-street parking spaces and roadworks via a digital map service.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Twitter refuses Turkish court order to block the account of noted DC journalist Mahir Zeynalov; despite refusal, Zeynalov predicts his account will be censored  —  A Turkish court ordered Twitter to block the account of a noted journalist last week, accusing him of “instigating terrorism.”

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