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August 22, 2017, 9:30 PM

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Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
AccuWeather iOS app sends user's location info to data monetization firm, even with location sharing turned off  —  A security researcher has found that the popular weather app sends private location data without the user's explicit permission to a firm designed to monetize user locations.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Verizon to start throttling video on smartphones on all unlimited data plans to 720p, with the cheapest “Go Unlimited” plan limiting video to 480p  —  Cheapest plan limits video to 480p, and there's no way to watch 1080p on a phone anymore  —  Well, now we know why Verizon Wireless was …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
DJI announces mandatory firmware fix for Spark, says drones must be updated by September 1 or be grounded  —  After software malfunction sent Sparks falling out of the sky  —  Drone maker DJI announced yesterday that it's pushing out a firmware fix in response to a pernicious problem …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google debuts Chrome Enterprise subscription service for $50 per Chrome OS device per year, includes support for Microsoft Active Directory, VMware's AirWatch  —  Google is launching a new enterprise service for large businesses that want to adopt Chrome OS devices.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Medium will pay writers based off number of “claps” they get, from subscribers' $5/mo. fee, expands the number of authors who can publish paywalled articles  —  [Jeb gif]  —  Medium plans to start letting more and more authors publish paywalled articles.
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
DOJ says DreamHost warrant was too broad, states it has no interest in records relating to 1.3M IP addresses of visitors to anti-Trump site  —  The US Department of Justice is rescinding its request for IP logs that would have revealed visitors to a website used to plan a protest during Donald Trump's inauguration.
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
GoDaddy's Blake Irving stepping down as CEO at end of 2017; COO Scott Wagner to be new CEO  —  With the events that happened in Charlottesville, we felt the Daily Stormer went too far, crossed the line: GoDaddy CEO  —  GoDaddy named chief operating officer Scott Wagner its new CEO on Tuesday …
Thuy Ong / The Verge:
Samsung's Bixby launches in more than 200 countries including the UK, Canada, Australia, and South Africa, is currently available in US English and Korean  —  But it only recognizes English and Korean  —  Samsung's voice assistant Bixby is now accessible in more than 200 countries worldwide …

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