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September 7, 2018, 4:20 PM

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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 …
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
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.”
AnandTech:
Huawei includes benchmark detection tool in smartphones so scores don't reflect real performance; in response it says its competitors mislead consumers too  —  Does anyone remember our articles regarding unscrupulous benchmark behavior back in 2013?  At the time we called the industry …
Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
British Airways says an attack on its site and app on Aug. 21-Sept. 5 exposed customers' personal and financial details, believes ~380K “card payments” breached  —  British Airways revealed on Thursday that hackers managed to lurk in its systems for two weeks, exposing around 380,000 card payments.
NASDAQ.com:
Eventbrite sets the IPO price range between $19 and $21 per share, to raise $200M at the midpoint of the range at a valuation of about $1.7B  —  Eventbrite, an online live event ticketing platform, announced terms for its IPO on Friday.  —  The San Francisco, CA-based company plans …
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Matthew Gault / Motherboard:
Tencent says it will start requiring players to use real names when logging in to Honour of Kings to identify minors playing the game in China  —  China's largest video game company will restrict the play time of underage players by checking their names against a Beijing database.
Kif Leswing / INSIDER:
Twitter says it's testing a redesign of its desktop site with night mode, data-saving mode, bookmarks, and more; UI looks similar to Twitter on a mobile browser  —  Twitter is testing a redesign of its desktop website that adds a night mode, data-saving mode, bookmarks, and other new features, the company announced on Thursday.
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.
BuzzFeed News:
Twitter permanently suspends Infowars and Alex Jones' accounts, saying they violate “abusive behavior” rules, will suspend other accounts he registers or uses  —  After weeks of equivocation, Twitter permanently suspended the accounts of Infowars and its founder Alex Jones on Thursday …

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