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September 12, 2017, 11:30 AM

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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 …
Zeynep Tufekci / New York Times:
Regulations should include greater penalties for corporations like Equifax that provide inadequate security for sensitive personal data  —  Last week, Americans woke up to news of yet another mass breach of their personal data.  The consumer credit reporting agency Equifax revealed …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
tvOS 11 firmware leak suggests “Apple TV 4K” name, potential Siri Remote update with haptic feedback, references to “HDR Modes” in settings  —  Following 9to5Mac's iPhone X feature discoveries from the iOS 11 GM leak we received over the weekend …
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