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September 1, 2018, 7:30 PM

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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 …
Renee DiResta / Wired:
As politicians accuse search and social media firms of censorship, the real focus should be on opaque algorithms and reckless amplification of harmful content  —  THE ALGORITHMS THAT govern how we find information online are once again in the news—but you have to squint to find them.
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
DMV report: Apple, which has 66 self-driving cars approved for road testing in CA, says one of the SUVs was rear-ended, its first self-driving collision in CA  —  Apple said that its first autonomous vehicle crash in California occurred last week.  —  The accident during …
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.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Russian search giant Yandex launches a trial of a free autonomous ride-hailing service in Innopolis, a small tech-focused town, with two cars  —  Russian internet giant Yandex has announced a new autonomous ride-hailing service in the fledgling tech-focused town of Innopolis.

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