August 6, 2018, 7:45 PM

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Android 9, called Pie, is coming to Google Pixel phones today, but some key features won't officially ship until fall, like “slices” app search functionality  —  Google today revealed Android P stands for Android Pie, succeeding Android Oreo, and pushed the latest source code to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Facebook bans Infowars and 3 other pages run by Alex Jones for “repeated violations of Community Standards”; Spotify removes all episodes of The Alex Jones Show  —  Crackdown on US conspiracy theorist for promoting violence and hate speech  —  All but one of the major content platforms …
BuzzFeed News:
Apple has removed the entire libraries of five of InfoWars' six podcasts from iTunes, saying they violated its hate speech guidelines  —  Apple has removed the entire library for five of Infowars' six podcasts from its iTunes and Podcast apps, BuzzFeed News has learned.
Sara Salinas / CNBC:
YouTube removes the Alex Jones Channel for violating community guidelines, after he circumvented a suspension by live streaming on other channels  —  YouTube has removed Alex Jones' page, following bans earlier today from Apple and Facebook.  —  Google had previously declined to comment …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple hopes to grow sales in India by opening stores starting next year, improving apps and services aimed at Indians, and offering better retail deals  —  Samsung, Xiaomi, and other rivals are stomping the company in India, where it ranks 11th.  —  In Bengaluru's busy Madiwala neighborhood …
Ryan Browne / CNN:
Pentagon updates policy, says DoD personnel must disable geolocation features on devices and in apps when deployed in locations designated as operational areas  —  Washington (CNN)The Pentagon is banning deployed personnel from using fitness trackers, smartphones and potentially even dating apps …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Mixpanel report: Facebook is now a major mobile browser in the US, with 10%+ market share in many states, while Safari leads with ~58%  —  Most of the data around web browser market share puts Google Chrome or Safari at the top - with their percentage of the market varying by platform and region.
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
How some of Bitcoin's earliest adopters, like main proprietor of, Cobra, often spout rhetoric unpopular with new supporters, leading to infighting  —  Satoshi Nakamoto may be long gone, but his early followers are still around and their identities still unknown.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
France's BlaBlaCar buys Russian carpooling service BeepCar from Mail.Ru for an undisclosed sum  —  BlaBlaCar has made its second acquisition of the year as the French ride-sharing giant announced that it has snapped up Russian carpooling platform Beepcar from  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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