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September 9, 2017, 6:25 PM

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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
iOS 11 GM leak reveals details about new iPhone features including Face ID, animated emoji, 4K at 60fps, possibility of True Tone display, revised AirPods, more  —  Here we go.  We're digging through the iOS 11 GM we received this evening to unpack what we can learn about the D22 'iPhone 8 …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Leaked iOS 11 firmware indicates Apple's new phones are called iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X  —  We think we know the names of the new iPhones, thanks to the iOS firmware.  Apple's three new phones are called iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X (via Steven Troughton Smith).
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
iOS 11 GM leak shows LTE Apple Watch may use same phone number as iPhone and reveals an image of a Watch with red Digital Crown and a face showing signal meter  —  In continuing news from the Apple Watch GM firmware, we've found several strings references to how cellular plans on Apple Watch work and how users set them up.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
The Equifax breach, affecting ~44% of US population, is possibly the worst leak of personal information ever and was handled poorly by the company  —  Consumer's most sensitve data is now in the open and will remain so for years to come.  —  It's a sad reality in 2017 that a data breach …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Equifax's website for checking if your data was affected by the breach produces confusing or inaccurate results  —  Several people have confirmed they have mixed or inaccurate results from the Equifax checker.  —  Something isn't right about Equifax's data breach checker.
Tony Romm / Recode:
House Energy and Commerce Committee, Financial Services Committee, and New York attorney general announce probes into Equifax breach  —  Meanwhile, New York announces its own investigation.  —  The U.S. Congress plans to probe a massive data breach at the credit-monitoring service Equifax …
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Equifax breach exposes the problems with using social security numbers as a unique identifiers in the digital age  —  ONE OF THE most shocking things about Thursday's announcement of the Equifax data breach is the sheer scale of the numbers involved.  Particularly the Social Security numbers.
Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
Spotify Web Player No Longer Compatible With Apple's Safari Browser  —  Spotify users on the service's Web Player have noticed that they can no longer listen to music in Apple's Safari browser, taking to Spotify's Community web page to discuss the incompatibility between Safari and Spotify's Web Player (via Mac Generation).
Sumit Chakraberty / Tech in Asia:
Indian budget hotel aggregator OYO raises $250M Series D led by SoftBank Vision Fund, with Sequoia, Lightspeed, Greenoaks, and Hero Enterprise participating  —  Japanese giant SoftBank is keeping its faith in India's budget accommodation provider Oyo, despite its mounting losses and growing competition.

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