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August 28, 2017, 9:20 AM

Top News

Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Uber's board has voted to offer the CEO job to Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi  —  Sources close to one leading candidate, Meg Whitman, said she has not been informed as yet about a choice.  —  The board of Uber has apparently voted on some decision related to the next Uber CEO.
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Profile of Uber's pick for CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who has been Expedia's CEO for 12 years and was CFO at Barry Diller's IAC prior to running Expedia  —  In a move that surprised the tech industry, Uber on Sunday offered its CEO job to a man who wasn't on anyone's radar: Expedia's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.
Nikhil Sonnad / Quartz:
China issues new rules forbidding anonymous posts in online communities and discussion forums, effective October 1  —  The Chinese government under president Xi Jinping is continuing to make life on the internet difficult for its potential detractors.  Yesterday (Aug. 25) …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Battling hate by letting internet platforms censor bad people is likely to be ineffective and will lead to the suppression of worthy content  —  I'm going to try to do something that's generally not recommended on the internet: I'm going to try to discuss a complicated issue that has many nuances and gray areas.

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