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October 2, 2017, 12:15 PM

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Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Google ends controversial “first click free” policy, won't demote paywalled news sites in search results, and will offer new tools to help sell subscriptions  —  Search engine drops controversial ‘first-click free’ program  —  Company won't demote paywalled news sites in search results
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook to hire 1000 more ad reviewers and make all the ads each organization buys visible to users, not just the targeted ones, to fight election interference  —  Today Facebook handed over 3,000 ads to congressional investigators that were bought by a Russian company to influence U.S. politics.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Apple open sourced the kernel of iOS and macOS for ARM processors  —  Apple has always shared the kernel of macOS after each major release.  This kernel also runs on iOS devices as both macOS and iOS are built on the same foundation.  This year, Apple also shared the most recent version of the kernel on GitHub.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
FBI does not have to reveal the name of a vendor that unlocked San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, judge rules in FOIA lawsuit filed by Vice, USA Today, and AP  —  A federal judge has ruled that the FBI does not have to make public how much it paid last year to unlock an iPhone used …
Matt Brian / Engadget:
Sony is updating the design of the PlayStation VR headset, with integrated headphones and HDR passthrough support, for the same price, with availability TBD  —  It's been almost a year since Sony formally entered the virtual reality arena with the launch of the PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset.
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Sources: under the President's directive, US Cyber Command performed DDoS attacks against hackers in North Korea's military spy agency  —  Early in his administration, President Trump signed a directive outlining a strategy of pressure against North Korea that involved actions across …
SiliconANGLE:
Oracle unveils 18c, a ML-driven self-patching and self-tuning database, coming December for data warehousing and June for online transaction processing  —  Oracle Corp. Sunday announced the next generation of its database, which founder and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison said will be able …

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