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September 12, 2017, 12:35 PM

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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
At least two dozen federal lawsuits have been filed against Equifax in the United States  —  (Reuters) - More than two dozen lawsuits have been filed in the United States against Equifax Inc (EFX.N) after the credit reporting company said thieves may have stolen personal information …
The Daily Beast:
Russia-linked accounts used promoted Facebook Events to organize anti-immigrant protests in US in 2016; company confirms it shut down several promoted events  —  Russian operatives hiding behind false identities used Facebook's event management tool to remotely organize and promote political protests …
New York Times:
SoFi CEO and co-founder Mike Cagney to step down following sexual harassment suit; sources say he skirted risk and compliance controls while expanding business  —  Social Finance, an online lender that has been one of the more prominent financial technology start-ups, said on Monday …
Ionut Arghire / SecurityWeek:
FireEye report says hackers with ties to North Korea have been targeting South Korean crypto-currency exchanges to obtain funds for the Pyongyang regime  —  Over the past several months, threat actors believed to have ties with North Korea have been targeting crypto-currency exchanges …
Christina Farr / CNBC:
Sources: Apple working with partners including Stanford and telemedicine firm American Well to test whether Watch can be used to detect common heart conditions  —  - The company is working on the tests with partners including Stanford and telemedicine company American Well, according to two people familiar.
Brad Frost:
The notifications Facebook uses to keep people coming back have gotten overt and aggressive  —  Several months ago, I turned off notifications from Facebook on my phone.  Last week, I went ahead and removed the Facebook app from my phone.  —  Now, I genuinely enjoy Facebook.
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it's testing Instant Videos that can be downloaded and cached on Wi-Fi, watched later  —  Facebook doesn't want you to burn through your mobile data plan just to keep watching its videos.  That's why it's testing a new feature called Instant Videos that downloads …
Dan Primack / Axios:
Ancestry.com CEO Tim Sullivan steps down and will transition into a chairman role on October 1; Ancestry's IPO is now delayed  —  Tim Sullivan is stepping down as CEO of geneology site Ancestry.com, which has been gearing up to go public.  The company was most recently valued at $2.6 billion.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook removes Instant Articles feature from Messenger, says it's now focusing its resources on Instant Articles on its core app  —  While Facebook prepares to offer readers a way to subscribe and pay for news directly from inside its app, the social network continues to tinker with how it presents publishers' content elsewhere.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo says OLED iPhone X production is currently less than 10K units per day, and Blush Gold model may launch later than other colors  —  KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo issued a research note to investors today in which he said Apple's current iPhone X production totals less than just 10,000 units per day.
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