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September 10, 2017, 5:20 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.
The Daily Beast:
Theoretically, how many people could Russians reach with $100K in Facebook ads? Up to 70M in the US, if smartly targeted  —  Russian-funded covert propaganda posts on Facebook were likely seen by a minimum of 23 million people and might have reached as many as 70 million …
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.
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.
Tony Romm / Recode:
Joe Maring / 9to5Google:
YouTube starts rolling out HDR video support to Android app, available on Google Pixel, Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note8, LG V30, and Sony Xperia XZ Premium  —  Update (2:18 PM PT) — Since originally publishing this article, Google has also started to push out HDR YouTube support for the Google Pixel, LG V30, and Sony Xperia XZ Premium.
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).
Virginia Heffernan / Politico:
A look at the Twitter thread as a literary form, requiring precise and lively storytelling  —  The compelling, incendiary literary form of the Trump era.  —  We don't get to choose the literary genre of our epoch, and in this worst-of-times-worst-of-times political era, we have the Twitter thread.
Tweets: @politicomag
Kavita Kumar / Star Tribune:
Best Buy pulls Kaspersky security software off its shelves amid outside concerns that Kaspersky could have ties to the Russian government  —  Reports of Kremlin ties led retailer to pull the product.  —  Best Buy is pulling internet security software from a Russian company off its shelves …

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