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September 24, 2017, 7:30 PM

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Nellie Bowles / New York Times:
Backlash against the push for gender equality in tech grows among some men who see it as “a witch hunt”  —  After revelations of harassment and bias in Silicon Valley, a backlash is growing against the women in tech movement.  “It's a witch hunt,” they say.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Walmart partners with smart lock maker August to test in-home delivery of packages and groceries in Silicon Valley  —  Walmart announced today it will begin testing a new service that will allow customers with August smart home devices, like the August doorbell and security cameras …
Sam Shead / Business Insider:
UK-based food delivery startup Deliveroo raises $385M led by Fidelity and T Rowe Price, now valued at $2B+  —  Deliveroo has raised $385 million (£285 million) from investors in a huge funding round that values it at over $2 billion (£1.48 billion) and makes it one of the most valuable tech companies in the UK.
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
DC Court of Appeals rules that warrantless use of a cell-site simulator (stingray) violated the Fourth Amendment as an unlawful search  —  DC Court of Appeals: Even if you know the police can track you doesn't mean they should.  —  The District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
SAP to acquire identity management firm Gigya, sources say for $350M  —  SAP, the German enterprise software giant, today announced an acquisition to strengthen its hybris e-commerce division.  It has acquired Gigya, a firm that helps online properties manage customer identities and profiles.
Tim Swanson / Great Wall of Numbers:
Francesco Guarascio / Reuters:
EU Commission draft report urges EU to proceed with tax overhaul to prevent digital firms from paying less tax in Europe by routing profits to low-tax countries  —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said the EU should proceed with an overhaul of taxes on digital firms even if the rest …

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