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August 9, 2018, 7:10 AM

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Sean Wolfe / Business Insider:
Jack Dorsey defends Twitter on Sean Hannity's radio show for not taking action against Alex Jones, denies Twitter “shadow bans” users based on politics  —  - Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey briefly called in to right-wing commentator Sean Hannity's radio show on Wednesday.
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Infowars is now the number one “trending” app on the Google Play store, but its overall audience is likely reduced by Apple, Facebook, and YouTube's actions  —  Just days after Google, Facebook and Apple purged videos and podcasts from the right-wing conspiracy site Infowars from their sites …
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Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Docs show how Google's building its censored search engine for China, codenamed Dragonfly, using subsidiary 265.com to compile a list of sites China's blocking  —  Google analyzed search terms entered into a Beijing-based website to help develop blacklists for a censored search engine …
Wall Street Journal:
New York City Council votes to cap Uber and Lyft, becoming the first US city to do so, imposing a 12-month freeze on new licenses  —  New York plans to cap ride-hailing services including Uber and Lyft, becoming the first U.S. city to take such a step.
Justin Lynch / Fifth Domain:
DHS official says at BlackHat that DHS-funded researchers found major vulnerabilities in phones sold by all four major US carriers, doesn't list manufacturers  —  Research funded by the Department of Homeland Security has found a “slew” of vulnerabilities in mobile devices offered …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Roku brings The Roku Channel, its free ad-supported streaming video offering, to the web and updates navigation on devices to add Featured Free section  —  Roku's homepage also expanded to include ‘Featured Free’ content  —  Roku is today bringing its free, streaming entertainment destination …
Sean Captain / Fast Company:
Anki unveils Vector home robot that can detect your face, answer questions, and play games, shipping in October for $249.99, says it has sold 1.5M robots  —  If there's a robot uprising anytime soon, it seems unlikely to start in our living rooms.  Robotic vacuums like Roomba sell well because they are so handy.
Thomas Claburn / The Register:
Intel says it earned $1B in 2017 from sales of Xeon processors running AI workloads in data centers and provides an update for its data center chip roadmap  —  Optane DC persistent memory ships to Google, Xeon roadmap, and more revealed  —  At Intel's Data-Centric Innovation Summit today in Santa Clara …
Scott Scrivens / Android Police:
Images and video of alleged Google Pixel 3 XL production unit leak, showing a large notch on the top of the display and USB-C earbuds in the box  —  We're now just a couple of months out from the reveal of Google's latest Pixel phones, so we expected that leaks and rumors would start to intensify.
Jessi Hempel / Wired:
Interview with Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz as its AR headset launches, on the company's over-hyped marketing, developing for the headset, and more  —  Over the past few years, onetime supporters have grown skeptical of Magic Leap's mythical augmented-reality product.

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