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October 9, 2016, 1:35 AM

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New York Times:
US government officially blames Russia for hacking Democratic National Committee to “interfere with the US election process”  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the Russian government of stealing and disclosing emails from the Democratic National Committee …
Aditya Koolwal / Facebook:
Facebook launches standalone Events app on iOS to help you find, track, and manage events; Android version is coming soon  —  Every day, more than 100 million people use Facebook events to discover things they can do with their friends — from festivals and 5Ks to neighborhood fairs and nightlife.
New York Times:
Sources: Fidelity Investments led institutional shareholder campaign against Twitter acquisition; one source says potential deal has been halted  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The investor pressure began building on Marc Benioff, chief executive of Salesforce.com, two weeks ago.
Billy Steele / Engadget:
After Samsung Galaxy Southwest Airlines incident, Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile now offer exchange options for Note7 replacement models  —  A replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 started smoking and burned through the carpet on board a Southwest flight this week.
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Google is demoting Hangouts to “optional” in the Google Apps package for Android, to be replaced by Duo  —  In an email sent to Google Mobile Services partners on October 5th, Google outlined a significant change to the core GMS package (AKA gapps) for telephony-enabled Android devices (basically, smartphones).
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Source: email scanner installed after government order was not a modified spam filter; Yahoo's security team thought it was a rootkit when they discovered it  —  The spy tool that the US government ordered Yahoo to install on its systems last year at the behest of the NSA or the FBI was a …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Verizon to offer data plans for drones and plans on testing drones that could act as aerial cell towers to plug holes in network coverage  —  Verizon will soon start offering data plans for drones, allowing pilots to connect their devices to the telecom's network to stream video and transmit …

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