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September 5, 2017, 7:50 PM

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Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Many tech firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, IBM, and Google, express disappointment in Trump's decision to end DACA immigration program  —  The tech industry and the Trump administration are clashing again, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions this morning announced plans to end …
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy Note8 review: terrific build, great dual camera and display, puts S Pen to good use, but not huge upgrade from S8+ and is very expensive  —  Last year's Galaxy Note 7 was a big step forward for the Note line, pairing an impeccably built body with an updated S Pen and excellent performance.
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Note8 review: great smartphone packed with features, but it's definitely too expensive, secondary telephoto camera disappoints, fingerprint scanning is subpar  —  A little under a year ago, I'd have said that there might not be a Galaxy Note8 at all.  Of course, I'd have been wrong.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Xiaomi partners with Google to launch mid-range $234 Mi A1 handset as part of Android One initiative in 40 markets, starting in India  —  Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has launched its first Android One device in partnership with Google.  —  The Mi A1 is the latest in a line of Android …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft gives Windows 10 S users until March 31, 2018, an extra three months, to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free  —  Microsoft is giving Windows 10 S users an extra three months to upgrade for free to Windows 10 Pro if they decide applications they need still aren't in the Windows Store.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube updates iOS app, letting users with 100+ subscribers live stream what's on their iPhone's screen, following Android version  —  YouTube today is rolling out several features to make itself more appealing to live streamers, including video game streamers, as the battle with rivals …
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
WhatsApp to eventually charge businesses for some features in new chat tools it's testing, says COO Matt Idema; users must opt-in to be contacted by a business  —  Two new business tools reflect a different approach to monetization than other Facebook products
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Lenovo pays $3.5M to settle with FTC and 31 states over claims it preloaded laptop software that compromised user security between 2014 and 2015  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lenovo Inc, a major laptop maker, has agreed to pay $3.5 million and make changes in how it sells laptops in order …
Tony Romm / Recode:
Interview with Reid Hoffman, a vocal Trump opponent and Hillary Clinton supporter, on his recent political activism, including giving millions to candidates  —  Inside the tech mogul's 2017 political playbook for funding candidates, causes and companies.  —  It began with a simple card trick.

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