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September 21, 2017, 8:25 AM

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HTC:
Google to pay $1.1B to HTC in exchange for non-exclusive license for HTC intellectual property, and staff working on Pixel smartphones  —  Certain HTC Employees - Many of Whom Worked on Pixel Smartphones - to Join Google  —  Google Receives HTC IP through Non-Exclusive Licensing Agreement
Daisuke Wakabayashi / New York Times:
About 2000 HTC staffers to join Google as part of the deal; HTC to continue making its own smartphones, including a new flagship model  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google announced late Wednesday night that it is spending $1.1 billion to hire a team of engineers from the smartphone business …
Eric Beech / Reuters:
SEC says hackers may have profited by trading with insider information stolen from its database; the breach took place in 2016 but was discovered last month  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the country's top markets regulator …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Bluetooth & Wi-Fi aren't fully disabled when toggled off in Control Center on iOS 11, will still work for AirDrop, AirPlay, Pencil, Watch, Continuity, location  —  Apple has confirmed that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are not fully disabled when toggled off in Control Center on iOS 11.
Elyse Betters / Pocket-lint:
Nest debuts Nest Secure alarm system that has a motion sensor and Nest Tag fob in a $499 pack, an HD video doorbell, and Nest Cam IQ outdoor, a $349 camera  —  Nest has stepped up its home security efforts.  The Alphabet-owned company is live in San Francisco, where it has announced …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Source: Tesla working with AMD to develop its own AI chip for self-driving functionality in its cars, has 50+ people on project including chip star Jim Keller  —  - Tesla is working with AMD to refine its new chip, which will likely reduce its reliance on Nvidia.
Sheryl Sandberg:
Facebook will strengthen enforcement of ad targeting policies, add more human oversight, and urge users to report potential abuses directly  —  Last week we temporarily disabled some of our ads tools following news reports that slurs or other offensive language could be used as targeting criteria for advertising.
Dani Deahl / The Verge:
Equifax customer service, tweeting from @Equifax, accidentally directed customers to a critic's phishing site for over a week in at least three Twitter replies  —  Earlier this month, hackers broke into Equifax's servers and stole 143 million people's personal information, including their Social Security numbers.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
At Zoho Recruit, We Take Workflows very Personnel-ly  —  Here's the thing about workflows.  They are very difficult to understand until you actually start working with them.  —  But, for recruiters …

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