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September 8, 2018, 2:15 AM

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Li Yuan / New York Times:
Jack Ma says he plans to step down from Alibaba on Monday to pursue philanthropy in education, will remain on company's board and continue to mentor management  —  HONG KONG — Alibaba's co-founder and executive chairman, Jack Ma, said he planned to step down from the Chinese e-commerce giant …
Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed News:
Apple removes popular anti-adware app Adware Doctor from the Mac App Store; the app surreptitiously stole and sent users' browsing history to a domain in China  —  Apple has removed a top Mac app called Adware Doctor, designed to “prevent malware and malicious files from infecting your Mac …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Apple is in talks with the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal to join Texture, a magazine subscription app it bought in March  —  Last March, Apple bought Texture, a digital magazine service.  Now it wants the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal to join up.
BuzzFeed News:
Apple says it has permanently banned Infowars' app from the App Store  —  A day after being banned from Twitter, Alex Jones and Infowars have been booted from yet another platform: Apple's popular App Store.  As of Friday evening, searches on the App Store for Infowars return no results.
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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
In a letter to US government, Apple publishes a detailed list of its products that it says will be affected by Trump's tariffs on China  —  A proposed $200 billion tariff on Chinese goods would affect the Apple Watch, AirPods, HomePod, Beats headphones, AirPort routers, Apple Pencil …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft sends out press invites to an event on October 2 where the refresh of current Surface hardware is likely to be announced  —  Microsoft is planning to hold a fall press event in New York City next month.  The software maker has started sending invites to the media today, asking for a “moment of your time.”
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Bloomberg:
Andrei Tyurin, alleged Russian hacker of JP Morgan and others, has been extradited to the US and charged with stealing data of 100M+ customers from 2012-2015  —  - Georgia hands Tyurin to U.S., years after others were charged  — Hacker is alleged to have worked for mastermind Gery Shalon
Sarah Krouse / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: as Verizon execs remain wary about sharing user data with Oath and ad growth fails to take off, Tim Armstrong weighs leaving as early as October  —  Tim Armstrong combined Yahoo and AOL but struggled to marry Verizon's wireless customer data with online advertising
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
Branch, a deep-linking startup backed by Andy Rubin's Playground Ventures, is raising $129M Series D at about a $1B valuation  —  Branch, the deep-linking startup backed by Andy Rubin's Playground Ventures, will enter the unicorn club with an upcoming funding round.

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