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November 8, 2017, 1:25 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple ramps up work on AR headset, which has its own display and runs on a new chip and OS, aims to have tech ready by 2019 and ship as early as 2020  —  Company hopes to have technology ready for 2019; ship later  —  Breakthrough device will have new chip and operating system
David Shepardson / Reuters:
Ex-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer apologizes at Senate hearing for data breach and blames Russian agents for stealing users' data  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologized on Wednesday for a pair of massive data breaches at the internet company and blamed Russian agents …
Marc Hochstein / CoinDesk:
Organizers behind Bitcoin's Segwit2x fork, including Jeff Garzik, Mike Belshe, and Erik Voorhees, say the proposal has been called off due to lack of consensus  —  The organizers of a controversial bitcoin scaling proposal are suspending an attempt to increase the block size by way of a software upgrade.
Caitlyn Gribbin / ABC:
Facebook tests hashing to eliminate revenge porn in some countries; users send nude pics to themselves that Facebook will hash so they never appear on its sites  —  If you've had a nude photo taken, you might be nervous about where it could end up.  —  Your phone may be hacked …
Terri Cullen / CNBC:
SEC filing shows China's Tencent bought a ~10% minority stake in Snap; sources say Tencent purchased 145.8M nonvoting shares over the last quarter  —  - The news comes as a vote of confidence in Snap, one day after the company posted a huge revenue miss for the third quarter.
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Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber partners with NASA for its Elevate flying car project, aims to launch aerial taxis in Los Angeles by 2020  —  Los Angeles will be the third test city, and NASA will provide logistical support  —  Uber's “flying car” project Elevate came whizzing back into view today with a number …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple Pay Cash launches in iOS 11.2 beta 2, letting users send and receive Apple Pay money in Messages  —  Apple is soft-launching direct, person-to-person payments in an iMessage today with the Apple Pay Cash beta.  The feature, which was announced earlier this year, allows you to send …

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