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September 23, 2017, 7:10 AM

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Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Facebook settles with shareholders, abandons the plan to issue non-voting shares  —  Facebook has dropped plans to create a new class of non-voting shares that would have protected CEO Mark Zuckerberg's control of the company even as he sells 99% of his shares.
Tim Swanson / Great Wall of Numbers:
How shady exchange and ICO practices, conflicts of interest in journalism, and other serious issues in cryptocurrencies are largely ignored by the media  —  [Note: I neither own nor have any trading position on any cryptocurrency.  I was not compensated by any party to write this.
David Cardinal / DxOMark:
DxOMark gives the iPhone 8 Plus camera a score of 94, the highest ever, 4 points above the Google Pixel and HTC U11; video score of 89 is below Pixel's 91  —  The Apple iPhone 8 Plus has a main camera system truly worthy of a flagship phone.  Similar to the iPhone 7 Plus, it features two cameras …
Shona Ghosh / Business Insider:
Adrianne Jeffries / The Outline:
W3C's approval of DRM for video gives the impression that the standards consortium has been captured by corporations, a view the group's CEO rejects  —  The organization that sets standards for the web just failed to beat back a stupid, greedy technology.  —  This week the World Wide Web Consortium …
More: InfoQ
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Two Democratic senators seek co-sponsors for bill requiring digital platforms with 1M+ users to keep public files of all political $10K+ ad buys  —  How Facebook plans to fight election interference  —  Amid growing concern over Facebook's sale of political ads to Russians …
Washington Post:
Department of Homeland Security notified 21 states that their election systems were targeted by Russian government hackers during 2016 election  —  (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal/AP)  —  The Department of Homeland Security contacted election officials in 21 states Friday to notify …
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Sp0n, developer of crime tracking app Citizen, raises $12M Series A led by Sequoia, expands coverage from New York to San Francisco  —  The app formerly known as Vigilante isn't going away.  Today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, the crime tracker now known as Citizen announced that its parent company Sp0n …

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