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August 14, 2017, 12:40 PM

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Scott Scrivens / Android Police:
Google Assistant, Voice Search, Gboard, and the Cloud Speech API add support for 30 more languages  —  Speech recognition is one of the most powerful aspects of many Google products, particularly in the Google app where both Voice Search and the Assistant rely heavily on being able to understand what we're saying.
New York Times:
Sources: Uber board mulls offers from SoftBank and a Dragoneer-led coalition to buy from shareholders at discount from last valuation, plus a Pishevar-led offer  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Uber's board has voted to move forward on proposals by two investment groups to buy shares in the ride-hailing service …
Danny Palmer / ZDNet:
Over 1,000 Android apps, including 3 in the Play Store, found to be distributing SonicSpy spyware that silently records audio, takes photos, and makes calls  —  Three fake messaging apps in the Google Play Store discovered to be distributing stealthy data-stealing SonicSpy malware …
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
GoDaddy tells neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer it violated its ToS and to find a new domain provider, after it posted an obscene article about Charlottesville victim  —  White supremacist site the Daily Stormer needs to find another domain provider after getting the boot from GoDaddy.
Wall Street Journal:
FBI says ISIS used fake eBay listings to send a total of $8,700 via PayPal to a US-based ISIS operative  —  Affidavit alleges American citizen Mohamed Elshinawy was part of a global network stretching from Britain to Bangladesh  —  U.S. investigators uncovered a global financial network run …
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