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October 2, 2017, 9:45 AM

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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
Zeynep Tufekci / New York Times:
Mark Zuckerberg's “both sides” argument is a flimsy defense of Facebook's failure to limit the spread of systematic misinformation during 2016 election  —  Responding to President Trump's tweet this week that “Facebook was always anti-Trump,” Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook …
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 …
Bloomberg:
Sources: how Bain-led bid for Toshiba chip unit won out, after Western Digital overplayed its hand with a lowball offer and an attempt to block sale to others  —  Sale of flash memory unit sparked a ferocious bidding war  —  Rift with Western Digital began with April clash in California
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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.
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 …
Florin T. / PhoneArena:
Renders leak of Huawei Mate 10 Pro with f/1.6 Leica-branded cameras  —  Huawei won't properly announce its Mate 10 smartphone series before October 16, but we already know plenty about it, including the fact that it should be comprised of multiple devices - a regular Mate 10, a Mate 10 Pro …
James Somers / MIT Technology Review:
Inside the history and limitations of Geoffrey Hinton's 30-year-old backpropagation neural network technique, which formed the basis for modern deep learning  —  Just about every AI advance you've heard of depends on a breakthrough that's three decades old.

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