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September 14, 2017, 1:05 AM

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Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Trump administration issues directive giving agencies 90 days to discontinue use of Kaspersky software, citing concerns about ties to Russian government  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Wednesday told U.S. government agencies to remove Kaspersky Lab products …
Casey Michel / Extra:
A deep look at Heart of Texas, a Russia-linked Facebook group that promoted Texas secession and had 225K+ members before being taken down in summer of 2017  —  When is a Texan not a Texan?  —  Earlier this week, Facebook announced that they had shuttered almost 500 accounts they believe …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will require third-party apps ask permission to access camera and other sensitive information or hardware  —  Microsoft is continuing to tinker with the privacy configuration and options in Windows 10, with the Fall Creators Update, due for release on October 17 …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Equifax employee portal in Argentina listed 14K names, social security number-like DNIs of customers in plain text until notified by security researchers today  —  Equifax last week disclosed a historic breach involving Social Security numbers and other sensitive data on as many as 143 million Americans.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook releases guidelines on ad content, prohibits monetization of violence, porn, drugs, hate, debated social issues, and other content types  —  Facebook wants content creators to earn money, but not at the expense of the family friendly social network it's built, or the integrity of its advertising clients.
Bloomberg:
President Trump blocks $1.3B sale of Lattice Semiconductor to China-backed private equity fund Canyon Bridge, citing national security  —  Fourth presidential block of foreign takeover in last 27 years  —  Order adds to string of failed Chinese deals for U.S. firms
Ali Montag / CNBC:
Computer vision-powered kiosk maker Bodega debuts to furious internet backlash on concerns the startup wants to replace mom-and-pop corner stores  —  For two former Google employees, the launch of their new app may not have gone exactly as planned.  —  Paul McDonald and Ashwath Rajan released …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple's iPhone 8 and X can charge to 50% in 30 minutes when plugged into USB-C power adapter  —  Though not mentioned on stage at today's event, both the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 are “fast-charge capable,” which means the two devices can be charged to 50 percent battery life in 30 minutes.
Dan Primack / Axios:
Sources: FanDuel raising between $30M and $40M in new financing from existing investors; deal will be structured as a convertible note  —  Fantasy sports site FanDuel is in the process of raising between $30 million and $40 million in new financing from existing investors, Axios has learned.

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