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October 28, 2016, 4:10 PM

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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.
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
New MacBooks lose most ports including MagSafe, HDMI, SD, Thunderbolt 2, old USB; users will need to buy dongles to connect devices to new USB-C ports  —  Apple just introduced a shiny, super thin new MacBook Pro.  But for what was birthed, a lot of widely-held standards had to die.
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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 …
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
ProPublica:
ProPublica places housing ad on Facebook excluding users with “affinity” for blacks, Asian-Americans, or Hispanics, noting lack of anti-discrimination measures  —  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 …
Alex Hern / Guardian:
Apple raises the prices of most Macs in UK, including older unchanged models, by £100 to £500, as the pound weakens after Brexit  —  New laptops significantly more expensive and already-existing machines have prices raised by hundreds of pounds as Apple adjusts for new US dollar-pound sterling rate
Henry T. Casey / Laptop Mag:
MacBook Pro vs Surface Book: similar performance, but higher resolution and longer battery life for Surface Book, primary difference is in how touch is used  —  This week Apple and Microsoft revealed their latest visions for notebook computing, giving users a real choice for how they interact with their devices.
Ellen Huet / Bloomberg:
Troy Hunt:
Health data of 550K Australian blood donors made public in Red Cross data breach, believed to be Australia's largest ever leak of personal data  —  I don't give blood as much as I should.  My wife has a much better track record than me, regularly donating not just blood but plasma and platelets as well.
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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