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August 7, 2018, 12:15 AM

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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 …
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 Monday from Apple and Facebook.  —  The Alex Jones Channel …
CNBC:
Twitter says accounts for Alex Jones and Infowars do not violate its policy and it will leave them live for now  —  - Apple, Facebook and Google-owned YouTube removed videos, pages and podcasts posted by the controversial radio host.  — Jones took to Twitter and its wholly owned streaming …
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Priya Anand / The Information:
Sources: Amazon's sold ~50M Alexa devices, and only 2% of those owners have used Alexa to make a purchase in 2018; source: 90% of those haven't tried again  —  Amazon and Google both tout voice shopping—the ability to make purchases and check on the status of orders with verbal commands …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Ahead of OIG report expected to reveal no evidence of a DDoS attack on FCC comment system in May 2017, Ajit Pai says former CIO gave him inaccurate information  —  The FCC has come clean on the fact that a purported hack of its comment system last year never actually took place …
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Marty Swant / Adweek:
Getty Images launches Panels, an AI tool that uses natural language processing to analyze stories and suggest photos  —  The photo agency worked with 20 newsrooms and an AI firm to create Panels  —  Getty Images is embracing artificial intelligence, starting with a way to help publishers pick photos.

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