September 14, 2017, 5:30 PM

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Equifax blames Apache Struts vulnerability that was patched on March 6 for the massive data breach that it says happened in mid-May  —  Critical Apache Struts bug was fixed in March.  In May, it bit ~143 million US consumers.  —  The Equifax breach that exposed sensitive data …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Facebook let ad buyers target users interested in algorithmically generated anti-Semitic topics like “Jew hater”, then removed some topics after being contacted  —  Want to market Nazi memorabilia, or recruit marchers for a far-right rally?  Facebook's self-service ad-buying platform had the right audience for you.
Scott Scrivens / Android Police:
Google video and billboard suggest launch of next Pixel phone on October 4, the same day it unveiled the first Pixel phone last year  —  Rumors up to now have led us to believe the event to announce this year's Pixels phones would be on October 5th.  It made sense, being just a day after last year's keynote on October 4th.
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Lawsuit filed against Google in San Francisco court with three named plaintiffs alleges women are “segregated” into lower-paid jobs, denied promotions, more  —  Exclusive: Women say Google denied them promotions, telling the Guardian they were forced into less prestigious jobs despite qualifications
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
BTC China, one of the country's top three bitcoin exchanges, announces it will suspend all trading for China-based customers from September 30  —  A number of China's top bitcoin exchanges are preparing to suspend their services following instructions from the government.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
iPhone X's notch, used to house Face ID hardware, leads to UI quirks and design compromises, especially when viewing photos and videos or playing games  —  Hot or notch?  —  Apple's new iPhone X has a spectacular edge-to-edge display that dominates the entire front of the device.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple's Face ID will support only one registered face per iPhone at launch  —  Apple's forthcoming FaceID technology will support just one face registered per device, at least initially.  This has been reported by multiple people who spoke to Apple at this week's iPhone event …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Snapchat debuts new 3D Bitmoji World Lenses, which project Bitmoji avatars on real-world scenes, rolling out globally on iOS and Android  —  Snapchat's World Lens feature applies filters intelligently to the world around you using augmented reality and your smartphone's camera …
Sources: Magic Leap seeks $500M+ at ~$6B valuation with Singapore-based Temasek mulling investment; company hopes to ship headset within 6 months for $1.5K-$2K  —  Wearable computing startup closes in on $6 billion valuation  —  Device set to ship in six months, be priced more than $1,500
Peter Kafka / Recode:
New York Times reporter Mike Isaac is writing a book about Uber for W. W. Norton, due out in 2019  —  Crazy ambition, betrayal, sex, deceit and naked power grabs all make for a page-turner.  —  The Uber story has crazy ambition, betrayal, sex, deceit, naked power grabs, and lots and lots and lots of money.

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