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August 3, 2017, 5:50 PM

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The Guardian:
Marcus Hutchins, who helped stop WannaCry, arrested by FBI after Def Con; DoJ indictment accuses him of helping spread Kronos banking trojan in 2014-2015  —  Marcus Hutchins arrested over his alleged role in creating Kronos malware targeting banks  —  Marcus Hutchins, the 23-year-old British …
Wall Street Journal:
Emails and interviews show Uber bought 1,000+ faulty Hondas, which were subject to recall, in Singapore and leased them to drivers; one vehicle caught fire  —  Chasing breakneck growth, the ride-hailing giant bought Honda SUVs in Singapore subject to a recall—then one caught fire
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook to display “related articles” for popular stories, including ones flagged as false by fact checkers, to combat misinformation, after months of testing  —  Social-media giant will display related articles to limit the damage of false news without censoring posts
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google says it will rank better-performing apps, like those that use less battery or crash less often, higher in the Play Store  —  Google today announced it's rolling out a change to its Play Store so that better-performing apps - meaning those that experience fewer crashes and those that don't drain …
John Herrman / New York Times:
YouTube has emerged as the new conservative talk radio for a younger generation of right-wing extremists like Paul Joseph Watson and Stefan Molyneux  —  In June, Zack Exley, a political organizer and a fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, published a report on …
Steven Levy / Wired:
How Apple developed new Bluetooth Low Energy Audio tech to stream audio directly from iOS devices to hearing aids and cochlear implants  —  My conversation with Mathias Bahnmueller started as pretty much all my phone interviews do.  “Can you hear me?” he asked, and I replied affirmatively.

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