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September 6, 2019, 12:10 PM

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Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
New York attorney general is leading a multi-state investigation into Facebook for possible antitrust violations  —  New York Attorney General Letitia James  —  This is breaking news.  Please check back for updates.  —  TRENDING NOW  —  Subscribe to CNBC PRO Licensing & Reprints Join …
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Internal documents reveal Apple's guidelines for rewriting Siri's responses to “sensitive topics” such as feminism and the #MeToo movement  —  Exclusive: voice assistant's responses were rewritten so it never says word ‘feminism’  —  An internal project to rewrite …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple launches a public beta of Apple Music on the web, available to all subscribers worldwide  —  Apple Music is coming to the web.  Apple today is launching a public beta of its popular music streaming service on the web, which will be available to all Apple Music subscribers worldwide.
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Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
Hands-on with LG's 6.4-inch G8X ThinQ, an upgraded G8 with a secondary display case that transforms LG's flagship into a dual-screen handset  —  The rumors both are, and aren't true.  LG has built a dual-screen smartphone that drops around the same time as Samsung's Galaxy Fold and Huawei's Mate X …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google unveils Assistant Ambient mode that turns docked Android phones and tablets into smart displays with calendar info, weather, smart home controls, more  —  Why does Google make everything twice?  —  Today at IFA, Google is announcing a new feature for Google Assistant: Ambient Mode.
Klint Finley / Wired:
Facebook, Microsoft, the Partnership on AI, and seven universities launch the “Deepfake Detection Challenge” to encourage better ways of detecting deepfakes  —  Deepfakes are improving.  The contest, which will include deepfakes created by Facebook, is designed to help researchers keep up.
MIT Technology Review:
MIT Media Lab founder and former director Nicholas Negroponte defends Joi Ito's decision to accept Epstein's money post Epstein's 2008 conviction  —  At an internal meeting, Nicholas Negroponte shocked some people with his comments on funding from the alleged sex trafficker.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Patreon CEO Jack Conte says the company is considering providing HR support, capital funding, health insurance, and other services to creators  —  Patreon, the subscription-based fan platform, is eyeing a range of new services to support creators — including potentially providing loans at some point, CEO Jack Conte said.
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