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August 13, 2018, 12:45 PM

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Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press:
Investigation finds some Google apps on Android and iPhones automatically store time-stamped location data even when the location history setting is paused  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.
Anton Shilov / AnandTech:
Lenovo unveils ultra-thin ThinkPad P1 with a 15.6-inch 4K display, Intel 8th Gen/Xeon CPUs, up to 64GB RAM, 4TB SSD in a carbon fiber chassis starting at $1,949  —  Lenovo on Monday introduced its new ThinkPad P1 workstation, which brings together a 4K 15.6-inch display, high performance, and portability.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Kevin Collier / BuzzFeed News:
As attendees of Defcon's Voting Village, including an 11-year-old, successfully hack voting machines, vendors and officials try to downplay the problems  —  Veteran hackers have tried for years to get the world to notice flaws in voting machines.  Now that they've got it, they have to wrestle with scaring people away from voting.
Check Point Research:
Check Point shows how hackers could infiltrate networks via all-in-one printers using just a fax number, points to attack on HP model that HP has since patched  —  Research By: Eyal Itkin and Yaniv Balmas  —  Fax, the brilliant technology that lifted mankind out the dark ages of mail delivery …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Report: Facebook exec Campbell Brown told Australian media execs Mark Zuckerberg doesn't care about publishers, implied papers would die “in hospice” without FB  —  The Australian — the Murdoch-owned national paper — has an interesting (and aggressively paywalled) …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Tencent's e-publishing spin-off China Literature buys Chinese production company New Media Classics for $2.2B-$2.3B  —  As the consumer appetite for digital entertainment in China continues its rapid growth, two companies are combining forces to step up their game in the space.
Steve Kovach / CNBC:
Netflix says its CFO David Wells, who led the service's international expansion to 190 countries, is leaving the company after 14 years  —  Netflix chief financial officer David Wells will step down, the company announced Monday.  —  The company said Wells will stay on the job until he can help choose a successor.
Shira Ovide / Bloomberg:
Snapchat's loosened standards for video and changes to advertising, like its use of consumer data and computerized auctions, make it less of an internet rebel  —  It loses luster, though, as it discards the elements that set it apart.  —  Snapchat has defined itself in opposition to the internet establishment.
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Rigetti Computing, one of the companies trying to build a practical quantum computer, discloses that it has raised a $50M round in late 2017  —  Few corners of the tech industry are as tantalizing or complex as quantum computing.  For years evangelists have promised machines capable of breaking …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
India-based startup Observe.AI raises $8M Series A led by Nexus Venture Partners to use AI to improve call centers  —  Being stuck on the phone with call centers is painful.  We all know this.  Observe.AI is one company that wants to make the experience more bearable …

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