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October 10, 2018, 8:50 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says it has fixed a data deletion bug and is re-releasing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update that it pulled over the weekend  —  Software maker is making changes to Windows 10 testing  —  Microsoft is re-releasing its Windows 10 October 2018 Update today, following the company pulling …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google announces $799+ 5.5" Pixel 3 and $899+ 6.3" Pixel 3 XL with slimmed down bezels, wireless charging, dual front cameras, preorder now, available Oct. 18  —  Google just unveiled the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, its latest flagship Android smartphones.  There was little left to “unveil” …
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat launches Snap Originals, 12 daily scripted original shows for its Discover section, with each episode lasting four or five minutes  —  Snapchat needs reasons for teens to come back every day as it struggles to grow amidst competition from Instagram, so it's capitalizing on its Los Angeles roots.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
US GAO releases report highlighting Pentagon failures around cybersecurity, including security of weapons, like using weak passwords  —  A government watchdog has said the Department of Defense has not done enough to protect critical weapons systems from cyberattacks.
Chance Miller / 9to5Google:
Twitter says it will remove the ability to create Moments from its iOS and Android apps on October 23, making it a desktop exclusive  —  Twitter has announced today that it is removing the ability to create Twitter Moments from its iOS and Android applications.
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Report: Apple “dramatically” reduced the rate of fraud in its Chinese retail stores in recent years using secretly marked parts, changed repair policies, more  —  If you've ever wondered why Apple employees seem at least a little skeptical during requests for repairs …
Motherboard:
Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile deny being the “US telecom” mentioned in today's Bloomberg story alleging compromised Supermicro hardware  —  No one is really sure who to believe after Businessweek's bombshell story on an alleged Chinese supply chain attack against Apple, Amazon, and others.
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Ben Gilbert / Business Insider:
Microsoft has discontinued support for the Apple TV version of Minecraft from September 24 due to lack of players, undermining Apple's push into gaming  —  - “Minecraft” is one of the most popular games in the world, and the second highest-selling game of all time.
April Glaser / Slate:
Users on Discord are still freely exchanging pro-Nazi/white supremacy speech on the platform, more than year after a number of alt-right accounts were purged  —  Discord is a hub for 150 million gamers—as well as some of the worst people on the web.  — Why LADbible Is More Popular on Facebook Than the New York Times
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Andreessen, Altman, Kalanick, others named to a Saudi advisory board for a $500B megacity project amid journalist's disappearance; Jony Ive dropped from list  —  - More than a dozen high profile tech executives, including famous venture capital investors Marc Andreessen and former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook quietly begins testing Messenger Lite for iOS, which is only 10MB, starting in Turkey  —  A few days ago, Facebook quietly introduced a “Lite” version of its Facebook app for iOS devices, but only in a single market, Turkey.  The app had been previously available only on Android.
Mehedi Hassan / Thurrott.com:
Google debuts Pixel Slate, a Chrome OS tablet with a 3000×2000 display, 8-16GB of RAM, front and rear cameras, no 3.5mm jack; coming later in 2018 from $599  —  Google just took the wraps off a new Chromebook device at its hardware event today.  The company is launching its new Pixel Slate …

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