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September 8, 2018, 2:40 PM

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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 …
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.
New York Times:
How mainstream users searching YouTube for info about Germany's far-right protests get pointed toward extremist and conspiracy videos  —  CHEMNITZ, Germany — The day after far-right demonstrators took over the streets here, Sören Uhle, a city official who oversees municipal marketing and development …
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.
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 …
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 …
Washington Post:
Democratic AGs from NY, California, Washington, and elsewhere say they have not been invited to DOJ meeting on tech companies allegedly stifling free speech  —  Democratic attorneys general from key states said they have not yet been invited by the Justice Department to its upcoming review of tech companies …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Saudi Arabia's Aramco is considering a $1B fund to invest in international tech companies and may open an office in Silicon Valley or elsewhere in US  —  Saudi Arabia is making efforts to diversify its oil-dependent economy  —  DUBAI—Saudi Arabia's national oil company is considering …

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