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Live stream of the Apple Special Event (Apple)

Apple : Live stream of the Apple Special Event   —  - This stream is best experienced on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using Safari on iOS 10 or later; a Mac using Safari on macOS Sierra 10.12 or later; or a PC using Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge.  Streaming to Apple TV via AirPlay requires an Apple TV …

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Google and Samsung announce expanded collaboration on RCS messaging support across each companies’ chat clients, as Google keeps pushing RCS to rival…

Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch : Google and Samsung announce expanded collaboration on RCS messaging support across each companies' chat clients, as Google keeps pushing RCS to rival iMessage   —  Google has secured a bit more buy in from Samsung for a next generation text messaging standard it's long been promoting.

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North Carolina-based Pendo, which helps businesses improve their services by providing behavioral analytics, raises $50M Series D bringing total…

Zachery Eanes / Raleigh News & Observer : North Carolina-based Pendo, which helps businesses improve their services by providing behavioral analytics, raises $50M Series D bringing total raised to $106M   —  RALEIGH  —  Five years ago, Pendo was just a tiny software startup based in Raleigh's Warehouse District.

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Sysdig, which helps companies manage vulnerabilities, compliance checks, and more, raises $68.5M Series D led by Insight Venture Partners (Greg…

Greg Otto / Cyberscoop : Sysdig, which helps companies manage vulnerabilities, compliance checks, and more, raises $68.5M Series D led by Insight Venture Partners   —  San Francisco-based Sysdig announced a $68.5 million Series D funding round Wednesday, doubling the amount of money the company has previously raised …

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Bipartisan group of Senators write to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about lax State Department cybersecurity protections, including poor 2FA…

Alfred Ng / CNET : Bipartisan group of Senators write to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about lax State Department cybersecurity protections, including poor 2FA implementation   —  Senators want to know why the State Department isn't using basic cybersecurity protections.  —  In a letter sent to Secretary …

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Instagram says it will begin showing users who search for certain drug-related hashtags, such as "opioid", info about seeking help for…

Ashley Carman / The Verge : Instagram says it will begin showing users who search for certain drug-related hashtags, such as “opioid”, info about seeking help for addiction and abuse   —  Instagram says people are using the platform's hashtags to find addiction support and communities as well as illegal drugs.

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Nintendo says the Switch’s online service, costing $3.99/month or $19.99/year, will launch on September 18 with a free seven-day trial (Andrew…

Andrew Webster / The Verge : Nintendo says the Switch's online service, costing $3.99/month or $19.99/year, will launch on September 18 with a free seven-day trial   —  The Nintendo Switch's online service is launching in less than a week.  In a tweet today, Nintendo revealed that the service will be available on September 18th …

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Online storage service Wasabi, which offers one terabyte of storage for $5/month, raises $68M Series B from Swiss entrepreneur Ernesto Bertarelli and…

Ron Miller / TechCrunch : Online storage service Wasabi, which offers one terabyte of storage for $5/month, raises $68M Series B from Swiss entrepreneur Ernesto Bertarelli and others   —  Chances are you see a story about cloud storage, and you yawn and move on, but Wasabi, a startup from the folks who brought you Carbonite backup, might make you pause.

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Sources: Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on privacy practices of tech firms on Sept. 26 with execs from Apple, Twitter, Google, Amazon…

John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal : Sources: Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on privacy practices of tech firms on Sept. 26 with execs from Apple, Twitter, Google, Amazon testifying   —  Hearing is to help inform consumers and to determine where the federal government may need to assert itself, committee chairman says

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A look at how AI is helping kidney patients in the US by accelerating donor matching times on paired exchanges (Corinne Purtill/Quartz)

Corinne Purtill / Quartz : A look at how AI is helping kidney patients in the US by accelerating donor matching times on paired exchanges   —  There used to be only three ways off of a kidney transplant waiting list.  The first was to find a healthy person from within one's own pool of friends and family …

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Internet infrastructure companies like web hosts, registrars, and CDNs were right to largely remain neutral in Infowars-like debates, civil rights…

Glenn Fleishman / Fortune : Internet infrastructure companies like web hosts, registrars, and CDNs were right to largely remain neutral in Infowars-like debates, civil rights experts say   —  Once silent on InfoWars, the controversial media outlet that publishes viral conspiracy theories, consumer-facing media companies like YouTube …

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Reports: as Google considers return to China, Sundar Pichai talks about potential positive impact, while Sergey Brin, who led 2010 pullout, now sounds…

Ellen Huet / Bloomberg : Reports: as Google considers return to China, Sundar Pichai talks about potential positive impact, while Sergey Brin, who led 2010 pullout, now sounds neutral   —  Mozilla, another progressive U.S. internet player, ceded moral high ground to stay in China  —  Google executives admitted …

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Amazon updates Alexa with skill to show last recorded event from Ring, Arlo, August, and Cloud Cam security cameras on its devices in the US, releases…

Bruce Brown / Digital Trends : Amazon updates Alexa with skill to show last recorded event from Ring, Arlo, August, and Cloud Cam security cameras on its devices in the US, releases skill API   —  As of today, Amazon Alexa devices with displays can play video stream recaps from select smart home cameras, Amazon announced.

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Reports indicate Sergey Brin only recently learned about Dragonfly, Google’s censored search project for China, which may be further along than execs…

Casey Newton / The Interface : Reports indicate Sergey Brin only recently learned about Dragonfly, Google's censored search project for China, which may be further along than execs claim   —  On Thursday afternoon, a critical meeting at Google was derailed by a handful of tweets.  Employees who had been pressing top executives …

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