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September 25, 2017, 4:55 PM

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple switches from Bing to Google for Siri web search results on iOS, Search inside iOS, and Spotlight on macOS, now consistent with Safari on macOS and iOS  —  Apple is switching the default provider of its web searches from Siri, Search inside iOS (formerly called Spotlight) and Spotlight on the Mac.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft 365 expands with Education version for schools and F1 for firstline workers, alongside new Windows 10 S devices from HP, Lenovo, and Fujitsu  —  At Ignite, its enterprise technology conference in Orlando today, Microsoft launched two new versions of its Microsoft 365 subscription: Education and F1 (for firstline workers).
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft Teams is replacing Skype for Business to put more pressure on Slack  —  Microsoft Teams isn't even a year old, but it's about to replace Skype for Business.  At Microsoft's Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida today, the software giant is revealing that it plans to kill off Skype for Business in favor of Microsoft Teams.
Mike Wuerthele / AppleInsider:
High Sierra validates Mac firmware weekly, alerts users to possible security issues  —  A new routine in High Sierra runs automatically weekly and checks the firmware of the Mac that is installed on to check for modifications that may jeopardize the security of the machine.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Krebs on Security:
Global accounting firm Deloitte confirms it suffered a data breach, says impact limited; source: it affected all company email, admin accounts, occurred in 2016  —  Deloitte, one of the world's “big four” accounting firms, has acknowledged a breach of its internal email systems, British news outlet The Guardian revealed today.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi apologizes to Londoners in an open letter, says his intention is to “run our business with humility, integrity, and passion”  —  Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has written an open letter apologizing for “mistakes we've made” following the announcement …
Louise Matsakis / Motherboard:
Cloudflare debuts Unmetered Mitigation service for free protection against large DDoS attacks  —  Starting today, Cloudflare is making protection against DDoS attacks free, regardless of how bad they are.  —  Cloudflare, a major internet security firm, is on a mission to render distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks useless.

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Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
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.
IBM:
Multi-platinum music producer collaborates with AI and APIs  —  See how IBM partnered with Spotify to help Alex da Kid find the perfect match for his upcoming single.
Zoho:
Zoho CRM-Outlook Add-in: Announcing Stylish, Interactive UI with New Features  —  Generating quality leads and maintaining lasting customer relationships is a challenge for any sales team.

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