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August 5, 2019, 12:15 PM

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Matthew Prince / The Cloudflare Blog:
Cloudflare CEO on why the company terminated DDoS protection service for 8chan: the site was “lawless and that lawlessness has caused multiple tragic deaths”  —  The mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio are horrific tragedies.  In the case of the El Paso shooting …
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Cloudflare says it will stop providing 8chan with DDoS protection services, but 8chan's domain registrar, Tucows, says it has no plans to ban the site  —  Fredrick Brennan was getting ready for church at his home in the Philippines when the news of a mass shooting in El Paso arrived.
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed News:
If 8chan vanished, its users would likely just flock to a new copycat site, like how 4chan users switched to 8chan amid increased moderation during Gamergate  —  Less than an hour before killing at least 20 people and injuring some 26 more in an El Paso, Texas, Walmart, the suspected shooter …
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Josh Horwitz / Reuters:
Chinese state media: Huawei is testing a ~$288 smartphone running its self-developed Hongmeng OS, which could go on sale later this year  —  SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is testing a smartphone equipped with Hongmeng, the company's self-developed operating system …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Samsung announces Galaxy Watch Active 2 with a new bezel control, 40mm and 44mm sizes, and optional LTE, arriving Sept. 27 for $279+; ECG capability coming soon  —  Just six months after the first Watch Active, there's a new model in town  —  Earlier this year, Samsung released the Galaxy Watch Active …

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