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October 14, 2017, 10:15 PM

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey promises to crack down on hate, violence, and harassment with “more aggressive” rules  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took to...Twitter today to promise a “more aggressive” stance in its rules and how it enforces them.  The tweet storm was based in a response …
New York Times:
Twitter users split about whether to join #WomenBoycottTwitter Friday protest triggered by Twitter's temporary suspension of Rose McGowan's account  —  Activists, celebrities and journalists joined a boycott of Twitter on Friday to protest the social media platform's locking of the account …
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Qualcomm files patent lawsuit against Apple in China seeking to ban the sale and manufacture of iPhones  —  Chipmaker files patent suit against its customer in China  —  Suit will seek ban of sale, manufacturing of offending devices  —  Qualcomm Inc. filed lawsuits in China seeking to ban …
Alex Wawro / Gamasutra:
IGN acquires Humble Bundle, the company known for selling video game bundles to raise money for charity  —  Media giant IGN announced today that it has acquired Humble Bundle, the company best known for selling packs of indie games at pay-what-you-want prices.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
T-Mobile ends unlimited LTE roaming in Canada and Mexico, will limit to 5GB per month starting November 12  —  One of T-Mobile's big “uncarrier” moves was to offer international roaming data to most customers for free.  However, Canada and Mexico were special cases where you'd get full-speed LTE data on most plans.
Jonathan Prynn / London Evening Standard:
Uber appeals the London ban to UK court hours before the looming shutdown deadline, promises to continue “constructive discussions” with regulators  —  Uber today filed an appeal against Transport for London's decision to strip the cab-hailing app of its licence …
Sarah Jeong / The Verge:
Morgan Marquis-Boire no longer involved with EFF, First Look, Citizen Lab, others after sexual assault allegations  —  Previously lauded for his “passion for human rights”  —  Sexual assault allegations — apparently from multiple individuals — have been made against a prominent security researcher …
More: The Citizen LabTweets: @selenalarson
Steven Levy / Wired:
Profile of Mapper, which aims to help autonomous cars navigate by crowdsourcing mapping data from dashboard-based devices installed in everyday vehicles  —  I went for a drive in San Francisco's Mission District last month.  It was late morning, and there wasn't much traffic.

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