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September 1, 2018, 1:20 AM

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
California passes a strong net neutrality bill, which now goes to governor; EFF has called it a “gold standard net neutrality bill”  —  It heads for the Governor's desk next  —  California's legislature has approved a bill being called the strongest net neutrality law in the US.
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Twitter's director of product management tweets pics of changes being weighed to make Twitter more “conversational”: improved reply threads, status indicators  —  No thanks  —  Sara Haider, Twitter's director of product management, tweeted a couple screenshots today showing off changes …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Next major Windows update will be called Windows 10 October 2018 Update and will arrive that month  —  Microsoft is officially unveiling the name for its next major Windows 10 update today.  Previously codenamed Redstone 5, the “Windows 10 October 2018 Update” will arrive at some point in October.
Cherlynn Low / Engadget:
Huawei announces the AI Cube, a 360-degree smart speaker with an ethernet port, LTE, Wi-Fi router, and Alexa integration, coming to Europe for Christmas season  —  When Samsung launched the Galaxy Home speaker earlier this month, people were quick to point out how its name seemed ripped off from Google.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
An iOS developer says Apple Watch is hardcoded to block its gay pride watch face in Russia  —  Developer claims it's hardcoded into the OS  —  Apple first introduced its pride Apple Watch face during the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
New App Store rules, going into effect October 3, require all apps and updates to include a link to their developers' privacy policy in the app metadata  —  In an announcement to developers through App Store Connect last connect, Apple is requiring that all new apps and updates include a link …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Line launches its own cryptocurrency, Link, as an incentive for using Line services and exclusively available on Line's own Bitbox exchange  —  Line, the Japanese messaging app firm that's best known for its cutesy characters and stickers, is pushing deeper into crypto after it launched …

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