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September 14, 2018, 12:15 AM

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New York Times:
Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is better prepared to fight election interference, catalogs the steps the company has taken to prevent a repeat of 2016  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg began the year by promising to make Facebook safer from election interference around the world.
Antonia Woodford / Facebook:
Facebook expands fact-checking efforts to photos and videos, targeting those that are manipulated, out of context, or presented with false audio or text  —  We know that people want to see accurate information on Facebook, so for the last two years, we've made fighting misinformation a priority.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Breitbart's leaked Google all-hands video, while innocuous, is another example of employee dissatisfaction on public display, following James Damore and others  —  What the leak of a video says about this moment at Alphabet  —  It's an unhappy time at Google.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announces $2B Bezos Day One Fund, which will create a network of nonprofit preschools and fund charities that help homeless families  —  A year after asking for suggestions on philanthropy, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is unveiling his first projects.
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
iPhones are the closest thing to a hardware annuity stream tech has ever seen, as they're a known quantity, dependable, and nearly all users will buy again  —  Apple released a new flagship iPhone yesterday, the iPhone XS.  This isn't exactly ground-breaking news: it is exactly what the company …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Katherine Ellen Foley / Quartz:
The FDA cleared the Apple Watch Series 4's heart monitoring abilities based on Apple-backed studies, but mandated Apple label the risks of inaccurate readings  —  When Apple unveiled the new Apple Watch Series 4 yesterday (Sept. 12), the device received a lot of attention for its health-monitoring capabilities.
Bloomberg:
Sources describe Larry Page as more withdrawn than ever, with his immersion in tech solutions of tomorrow distracting him from the problems Google faces today  —  Larry Page was a no-show.  The co-founder and de facto leader of Google is famous for his wild bets on airborne taxis and space elevators …
New York Times:
A look at how game apps track kids' data as a lawsuit accuses Google and Twitter ad businesses, and a popular app maker, of violating children's privacy law  —  A lawsuit by New Mexico's attorney general accuses a popular app maker, as well as online ad businesses run by Google and Twitter, of violating children's privacy law.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
European Court of Human Rights rules that some aspects of a former UK mass surveillance regime, including bulk data collection, violated human rights law  —  In another blow to the UK government's record on bulk data handling for intelligence purposes the European Court of Human Rights …
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Josh Garza, CEO of Bitcoin mining firm GAW Miners, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to a wire fraud charge in July 2017  —  Josh Garza, the CEO of the now-defunct cryptocurrency mining company GAW Miners, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to a wire fraud charge.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Snapchat enlists 20 news partners including CNN and NBC to create Curated Our Stories, or curated stories with user-generated content in the Discover section  —  Snapchat is letting more than 20 news partners create curated “stories” with user-generated content from its platform as part …
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Adobe beats with Q3 revenues of $2.29B vs. $2.25B est., up 24% YoY, subscription revenues up 25% YoY, and net income of $666.3M, up 59% YoY  —  The Photoshop maker reported third quarter revenue of $2.29 billion, up 24 percent from the same period last year.
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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: two years before it was hacked, Equifax told the FBI of suspicions that company data including code and HR files may have been stolen by Chinese spies  —  The credit-reporting company went to the FBI with its suspicions—then the investigation stalled

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