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August 18, 2017, 11:25 AM

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Electronic Frontier Foundation:
When internet intermediaries like GoDaddy, Google, and CloudFlare bar neo-Nazis, dangerous precedent is set for silencing legitimate voices  —  In the wake of Charlottesville, both GoDaddy and Google have refused to manage the domain registration for the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website that …
Kerry Flynn / Mashable:
Social network Gab, popular among the far right, says it has raised $1M+ via crowdfunding as Google removes the app from Play Store for hate speech  —  Gab launched almost exactly a year ago with a definite ethos: Free speech at all cost.  —  That's proving to be an attractive proposition …
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Travis Kalanick files reply to fraud lawsuit, says Benchmark ambushed him in a public and personal attack, and that the case should be privately arbitrated  —  The former Uber CEO filed court documents late Thursday that say the investors behind the lawsuit ambushed him, and that the case should be privately arbitrated.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Essential Phone review: edge-to-edge screen is great, good performance and battery life, but has a mediocre camera, an unproven module system, and no 3.5mm jack  —  An arcane artifact from an unrealized future  —  Even though it was announced less than three months ago at the Code Conference …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple adds new setting in iOS 11 beta that temporarily disables Touch ID, brings up option to call 911 when iPhone users tap power button five times quickly  —  Apple is adding an easy way to quickly disable Touch ID in iOS 11.  A new setting, designed to automate emergency services calls …
Federico Maggi / TrendLabs Security Intelligence Blog:
Researchers find indefensible vulnerability in CAN protocol that controls airbags and sensors including antilock brakes in all modern vehicles  —  In many instances, researchers and engineers have found ways to hack into modern, internet-capable cars, as has been documented and reported several times.
Aloysius Low / CNET:
Asus launches six ZenFone 4 dual-camera phones with the flagship ZenFone 4 Pro, Selfie and Selfie Pro for selfie enthusiasts, and budget-range Max and Max Pro  —  Do you like dual cameras on your phones?  If so, Asus has six pieces of good news for you — in the form of six newly announced ZenFone 4 phones …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Reddit now allows users to upload videos; videos can be up to 15 minutes long, with file sizes of less than 1 GB  —  Videos are coming to Reddit, thanks to a new feature that allows users to upload video clips directly to the service.  Reddit rolled out the new video feature Tuesday …

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