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August 29, 2017, 8:25 AM

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Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Uber is pulling app feature allowing tracking of riders for up to five minutes after a trip  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is pulling a heavily criticized feature from its app that allowed it to track riders for up to five minutes after a trip …
Anders Melin / Bloomberg:
Uber CEO pick Dara Khosrowshahi had $184.4M of unvested Expedia options as of stock's Friday closing price  —  Khosrowshahi had $184 million of unvested Expedia options  —  ‘Stratospheric’ pay to lure CEO for turnaround: consultant  —  Uber Technologies Inc.'s new chief executive officer likely comes …
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Six firms including Akamai, Cloudflare, Google team up to disrupt WireX botnet, which compromised tens of thousands of Android devices and launched DDoS attacks  —  A half dozen technology and security companies — some of them competitors — issued the exact same press release today.
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Note8's display earns DisplayMate's highest-ever A+ grade, is 22% brighter than Galaxy S8's with peak brightness of 1,200 nits and an expanded color gamut  —  Introduction The key element for a great Smartphone has always been a truly innovative and top performing display …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple expected to announce three new iPhones at an event on September 12, which may be held at the 1,000-seat Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park  —  Apple product event expected to include iPhone unveiling  —  Apple Inc. AAPL 0.27% has scheduled a product announcement event on Sept. 12 …
Daniel Rubino / Windows Central:
Kerry Flynn / Mashable:
Facebook says Pages repeatedly sharing articles marked as false by 3rd-party fact-checkers won't be able to buy ads, but the bans won't necessarily be permanent  —  Facebook is continuing its crackdown on fake news.  —  The social network Monday announced Facebook Pages will no longer …
Brittany Crocker / Knoxville News-Sentinel:
Stormfront.org, the oldest white supremacist forum that has been online for about 20 years, has been suspended by its registrar Network Solutions  —  Stormfront, an international supremacist web forum, appears to have been seized by its website host, Network Solutions, LLC.  —  The forum disappeared Friday.

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