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October 28, 2016, 8:50 PM

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Comma.ai cancels Comma One after receiving NHTSA letter asking for detailed information about the $1K self-driving kit  —  Renowned iPhone hacker turned entrepreneur George Hotz (aka geohot) has cancelled his autonomous driving startup's first official product, the Comma One aftermarket add …
Mark Walton / Ars Technica:
AMD details the specs of Radeon Pro 450, 455, and 460 graphics cards used in 15" MacBook Pro  —  Spoiler: Don't expect to do much gaming on your shiny new MacBook Pro.  —  Following the announcement of the new Apple MacBook Pro, AMD has launched the Radeon Pro 400 series of power-efficient graphics cards for laptops.
Apple:
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BBC:
UK employment tribunal rules Uber drivers are workers and are entitled to holiday pay, paid rest breaks, and National Living Wage  —  Uber drivers in the UK have won an employment tribunal case which ruled they are workers rather than self-employed.  —  The decision means drivers …
Alan Yuhas / Guardian:
“Celebgate” hacker Ryan Collins sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to federal hacking charges and admitting to a two-year phishing scam  —  Ryan Collins ran a two-year phishing scam to gain the passwords of more than 100 people, including Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Avril Lavigne
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Vine struggled to monetize and compete with Instagram and Snapchat amid executive churn, while failing to find strategic benefits for Twitter  —  Closing the loop  —  The thing about Vine becoming the internet's premiere tool for making short-form videos is that it happened almost completely by accident.
ProPublica:
ProPublica places ad in Facebook housing category excluding users with “affinity” for some ethnicities, claims Facebook anti-discrimination measures are lacking  —  Imagine if, during the Jim Crow era, a newspaper offered advertisers the option of placing ads only in copies that went to white readers.
Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
Heads of EU country data protection authorities, Article 29 Working Party, ask Facebook to stop using WhatsApp data  —  Yahoo also gets warning over breach of accounts in 2014  —  European Union privacy chiefs said Facebook Inc. must stop processing user data from its WhatsApp messaging service …
Facebook:
Facebook launches election tool with information on national, state, and local candidates and issues, lets voters choose to share choices for specific races  —  November 8 is around the corner and we want to help you get the information you need to prepare for Election Day.
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Blackline up almost 40% on a first day of trading after raising $146M in an IPO  —  Blackline, a Los Angeles-based accounting software company, debuted in the U.S. markets Friday.  After pricing at $17 per share, the stock closed at $23.70.  —  In what has been a slow year for tech IPOs …
Cromwell Schubarth / Silicon Valley Business Journal:
Premium Wi-Fi chip designer Quantenna Communications raises $107M in an IPO, closes down 3% on a first day of trading valuing company at about $508M  —  Quantenna Communications on Friday kept the recent revival in Silicon Valley IPOs going with an offering that raised $107 million after hitting the top of its target range.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Facebook starts testing Snapchat-style camera effects, ephemeral private photo sharing from main app in Ireland  —  Prepping for battle  —  Facebook's war on Snapchat is entering a new stage of hostilities.  Starting today, Facebook will expand testing of a new camera in its main app …
Lulu Chen / Bloomberg:
Amazon launches Prime in China for $57 a year with free shipping for international orders above $30  —  Free delivery of overseas goods for Chinese subscribers  —  Membership fee stands at 388 yuan a year for Chinese users  —  Amazon.com Inc. has started offering its Prime free-shipping service in China …

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