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10 things in tech you need to know today, September 21



A deliveroo worker cycles along a pedestrianised road in Liverpool, Britain, October 18, 2017. Picture taken October 18, 2017.     REUTERS/Phil Noble
is reportedly in talks to buy British startup


Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday.

  1. Exclusive: Instagram’s new TV service recommended
    videos of potential child abuse
    . Instagram’s
    new TV service, IGTV, recommended videos of what appeared to be
    child exploitation and genital mutilation, a Business Insider
    investigation has found.

  2. Here’s everything Amazon announced at its huge September
    Amazon held a special event on
    Thursday to unveil a slew of new gadgets and services,
    including the new Echo Dot, the AmazonBasics microwave and the
    Alexa Guard.
  3. Adobe is acquiring software company Marketo for $4.75
    . Marketo is owned by private equity
    firm Vista Equity Partners who bought the company for $1.8
    billion in 2016. 

  4. Google employees considered manipulating search results to help
    protest Trump’s travel ban
    . In early 2017, an
    undisclosed number of Google employees discussed via internal
    messages ways that they could manipulate search results in
    protest of President Trump’s travel ban, reports the Wall
    Street Journal.
  5. Uber could be getting ready to buy Deliveroo, a food
    delivery startup valued at over $2 billion and one of its
    biggest international rivals
    . Uber is
    reportedly in early talks to buy Deliveroo, London based
    startup most recently valued at $2 billion, and one of the
    biggest international rivals to Uber Eats. 
  6. Facebook is taking on Tinder with the official launch
    of its dating service — but it’s only in Colombia for
    . The service is built into Facebook’s
    core mobile app, and will compete against the likes of
    Tinder, Bumble, and OkCupid.

  7. Prosecutors in Minneapolis say they are weighing whether to
    bring charges against the
    . Prosecutors are weighing whether to
    bring charges against Richard Liu after the Minneapolis Police
    Department turned over the findings of its initial
    investigation into accusations of rape against the
  8. Amazon-owned audiobook service Audible is coming to
    Apple watch
    . You’ll now be able to listen to
    audiobooks directly from the watch.

  9. Instagram is reportedly testing a way to let you easily
    re-share someone else’s photo — a feature users have been
    begging for
    . The experimental feature would work
    similarly to Twitter’s retweet button, or shares on Facebook,
    and the could transform the photo-sharing app.
  10. Google told US Senators in a letter that it  uses
    automated scans to protect user data and that it catches the
    “majority” of bad actors
    . Google’s letter, made
    public on Thursday, did not directly answer questions about
    instances in which apps may have improperly shared user data.

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