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September 19, 2017, 7:50 AM

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Bloomberg:
Equifax discovered major breach in March but says it's unrelated to recently disclosed hack affecting 143M people; source says both involve the same intruders  —  New timeline could have implications for executive stock sales  —  The company is the subject of multiple investigations
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
AWS says that beginning October 2, it will start charging EC2 customers by the second, not hour; competitors Azure and Google Cloud charge by the minute  —  Public cloud market leader Amazon Web Services on Monday said that on Oct. 2 it will start charging its customers by the second for use …
Cory Doctorow / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF says it's resigning from W3C after the standards org voted for browser DRM, a move hostile to archiving, accessibility, security research, more  —  In 2013, EFF was disappointed to learn that the W3C had taken on the project of standardizing “Encrypted Media Extensions,” …
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus review: great cameras, improved software, and first-rate performance in a familiar design, great for those not ready to forgo home button  —  It's no secret that smartphones have tended to get sleeker and less obtrusive over time.  Screens are growing, but bezels are shrinking.
SamMobile:
Samsung rolls out update to let Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note8 owners disable the Bixby button but still does not let the button be remapped to another purpose  —  The dedicated Bixby button on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ didn't really serve any meaningful purpose until last month when Bixby Voice was rolled out globally.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple Pay Cash is coming in a future update to iOS 11 and watchOS 4 in the fall, not in the iOS 11 launch tomorrow  —  Apple today confirmed that Apple Pay Cash will be released as part of a future update to iOS 11 and watchOS 4. … Apple added a “Coming This Fall” label to Apple Pay Cash …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Job offers and documents show Roku's doubling down on voice, with a smart speaker as a possible outcome  —  Streaming video device maker Roku has been working on advancing voice control while also ramping up its own audio efforts, according to a number of new job offers posted by the company …
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