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August 29, 2017, 9:35 AM

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Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Uber says it's removing app feature that allows tracking of riders for up to five minutes after a trip, starting this week for iPhone users  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is pulling a heavily criticized feature from its app that allowed it to track riders …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple's talks with Hollywood studios hampered by pricing disagreements over 4K content, ready for new Apple TV, with Apple wanting to charge $20/movie  —  Tech giant wants to have major Hollywood films available in ultra-high definition on the new device
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Interview with Tim Cook on his US mini-tour, Apple's “moral responsibility” to grow economy, political gridlock, climate change, more  —  AUSTIN, Tex. — “The reality is that government, for a long period of time, has for whatever set of reasons become less functional and isn't working at the speed that it once was.
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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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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