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October 1, 2019, 2:20 PM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
In leaked audio from open meetings in July, Mark Zuckerberg talks about Facebook's challenges and potential breakup, politics, competitors, content moderators  —  In two hours of leaked audio, Mark Zuckerberg rallies Facebook employees against critics, competitors, and the US government.
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Appeals court upholds FCC's 2017 repeal of net neutrality, but also rules the FCC can't stop states from setting their own regulations  —  But the 200-page ruling says the FCC can't stop states from setting their own regulations  —  A federal appeals court on Tuesday affirmed …
Associated Press:
Former Yahoo engineer has pleaded guilty to hacking into the accounts of about 6,000 Yahoo users in search of sexual photos and videos  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A former Yahoo software engineer has pleaded guilty to hacking into the accounts of some 6,000 Yahoo users in search of sexual photos and videos.
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Block.one settles with the SEC for $24M in penalties for conducting an unregistered securities sale; Block.one had raised ~$4.1B via ICO over a one-year period  —  EOS maker Block.One must pay $24 million in penalties for conducting an unregistered securities sale, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Confiant: a bug in Webkit has allowed 1B+ malicious ads to exploit code that's redirected users to hostile websites, affecting primarily iOS and macOS users  —  Flaw rendered ad-sandboxing protections “entirely useless,” researchers say.  —  Attackers have bombarded the Internet …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Leaked images reveal the upcoming Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3 (13-inch and 15-inch), and an ARM-powered Surface 2-in-1 device  —  Well dang, there they are  —  Microsoft's new Surface lineup appears to have leaked almost in its entirety, thanks to product images obtained by journalist and leaker Evan Blass.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Collaborative presentation software startup Pitch launches in private beta and raises $30M Series B led by Thrive Capital  —  The software industry is no spring chicken, and that fact that brought us to an interesting moment in technology: some of the biggest legacy apps — ubiquitous as they may be …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Rapyd, which helps companies integrate payment and related services into their platforms, raises $100M led by Oak HC/FT, sources say at a ~$1B valuation  —  The digital payments market is forecast to balloon to $3 trillion by 2023, and today a startup that lets businesses implement not just payments …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
EU top court rules that active consent is needed for non-essential cookies, like tracking cookies for targeted ads, rendering pre-checked consent boxes illegal  —  Europe's top court has ruled that pre-checked consent boxes for dropping cookies are not legally valid.
Marko Tupper:
A software engineer's account of his year and a half at Snap, from dealing with a micromanaging director to the move from the Venice to the Santa Monica offices  —  I spent the last year and a half working as a software engineer for Snap, Inc.. The experience was...unique, if nothing else.

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