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Kate Knibbs / Gizmodo: Russian malware SoakSoak infects 100k+ self-hosted WordPress sites, uses known vulnerability in RevSlider plug-in  —  Report: Mysterious Russian Malware Is Infecting 100,000+ Wordpress Sites  —  A Russian malware called SoakSoak has infected over 100,000 Wordpress sites since this Sunday, turning blogs into attack platforms.

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Elyse Betters / Pocket-lint: Microsoft's Gestures Beta app brings ‘enhanced’ gestures to Lumia Windows Phone devices  —  Microsoft has been working on some interesting gestures for Windows Phone that will allow you to interact with your device without having to touch the display, and the company is now ready to show off …

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Kristian Vättö / AnandTech: Western Digital's enterprise arm HGST to acquire flash array provider Skyera in all cash deal  —  Western Digital to Acquire Skyera  —  Western Digital, or its enterprise arm HGST to be exact, has today announced that it will be acquiring all-flash array provider Skyera.

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Greg Sterling / Marketing Land: Yelp Introduces New App For Business Owners With Push Notifications  —  New iOS and Android app enables SMBs to manage profiles on the go.  —  Yelp is releasing a new app for business owners.  Unsurprisingly called “Yelp for Business Owners,” it's available for iOS and Android users …

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Joe Mullin / Ars Technica: Jury begins deliberations in billion-dollar Apple iTunes trial  —  OAKLAND, Calif.—The long-running iTunes antitrust lawsuit against Apple has gone to a jury, which took the case after about three hours of closing arguments today.  The jury will make an unusual split decision …

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Microsoft removes waitlist for its Office presentation app Sway, adds slew of new features to the preview  —  Microsoft today expanded the preview for its content aggregation and presentation application Sway.  The waitlist has been axed, meaning anyone with a Microsoft Account can sign up to start creating Sways.

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Jacob Fischler / BuzzFeed: Uber responds to Sen. Al Franken, says it accessed reporters' account because she was late, scales back access to God View; senator still dissatisfied  —  Uber Said It Accessed BuzzFeed News Reporter's Information Because She Was “Late”  —  The company, responding to Sen. Al Franken …

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Jeremy C. Owens / Mercury News: Networking company Riverbed Technology to be acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo for $3.6B after activist investor struggle  —  Riverbed Technology to sell for $3.6 billion after activist investor struggle  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Networking company Riverbed Technology has agreed …

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Nate Raymond / Reuters: Apple e-book case enters appeals court; some judges seem sympathetic, citing Amazon dominance  —  U.S. faces tough questions in Apple e-books antitrust appeal  —  (Reuters) - A U.S. government lawyer faced tough questioning in an appeals court on Monday as he sought to defend a judge's ruling …

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Loek Essers / PC World: Google faces up to €15M fine over privacy violations in Holland  —  Dutch authority to Google: change privacy policy or else  —  If Google doesn't change how it handles users' private data by the end of February, it may face fines of €15 million (about US$18.6 million), the Dutch Privacy Authority said Monday.

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Nathan Olivarez-Giles / Wall Street Journal: HBO Go not available on Fire TV for Comcast and Charter customers  —  HBO Go Comes to Amazon Fire TV (But Not for Comcast, Charter Subscribers) … Amazon is erasing one key bragging right Apple TV and Roku have laid claim to for years: HBO Go.  On Monday, Amazon and HBO announced that HBO Go …

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Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land: Google is talking to retailers about 1-click “Buy Now” button and an Amazon Prime-like free 2 day shipping program  —  Google Shopping May Go Deeper Into Ecommerce  —  Google is reportedly floating the idea of a “Buy Now” button and two-day shipping program.

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Amazon.com: HBO GO is now available on Amazon Fire TV, support for Fire TV Stick coming in spring  —  HBO GO Now Available on Amazon Fire TV  —  HBO GO joins a growing list of services that support Amazon Fire TV voice search — customers simply say the name of a movie or TV show to find it on Amazon …

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Business Wire: HBO GO is now available on Amazon Fire TV, support for Fire TV Stick coming in spring  —  HBO GO Now Available on Amazon Fire TV  —  HBO GO joins a growing list of services that support Amazon Fire TV voice search — customers simply say the name of a movie or TV show to find it on Amazon …

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Brad Smith / The Official Microsoft Blog: Apple, Amazon, other tech giants, trade groups, and academics support Microsoft in its case against US Government on overseas search warrants  —  Business, Media and Civil Society Speak Up in Key Privacy Case  —  Today represents an important milestone in our litigation concerning …

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Eugene Volokh / Washington Post: Sony unlikely to prevail in court if it sues media organizations for publishing stolen data  —  Can Sony sue media outlets who publish the stolen Sony documents?  —  David Boies, representing Sony, has written a letter to various media outlets, demanding that they not publish or otherwise use …

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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac: Amazon's Kindle for iOS app updated w/ Goodreads integration, Audible progressive play, more  —  Amazon pushed out an updated version of its Kindle for iOS app today bringing a list of new features to the reading app.  —  Kindle for iOS now includes integration with Goodreads …

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Napier Lopez / The Next Web: SoundCloud introduces ‘Collection,’ a dashboard for following artists and listening to your playlists  —  SoundCloud is great for discovering unique content and mixes you'll scarcely find anywhere else, but sometimes keeping track of all that audio goodness gets a bit cumbersome.

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Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat: You can now control your Nest thermostat with the Google app on iOS and Android  —  The “Works with Nest” program has a new addition: the Google app.  —  Starting now, Nest thermostat owners can use Google's self-titled iOS or Android apps to control their home's temperature, much like they do with Nest's own app.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Gartner: 301M Smartphones Sold In Q3 As Xiaomi Muscles Into The Top 5 At Samsung's Expense  —  Smartphones now account for 66% of all mobile phones worldwide and are on track to see 2014 sales of 1.2 billion units in 2014.  But while Android appears to have “won” the so-called platform war …

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The Foursquare Blog: Introducing Foursquare for the iPad, the best way to plan your holiday travels.  —  Since the new Foursquare came out a few months ago, people have been telling us that they do a lot of their planning on their iPad, and they want a version of Foursquare designed just for it.

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Ernesto / TorrentFreak: Pirate Bay admin talks about the raid, copycats, says he's not sure site will be relaunched  —  Pirate Bay Responds to The Raid, Copies and The Future  —  For more than a decade The Pirate Bay's been the bastion of uncensored information.  Until the raid on some of its critical infrastructure last week …

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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed: Survey reveals most technology companies' privacy policies do not cover employee access to user data  —  We Asked 29 Tech Companies If Their Employees Can Access Your Personal Data  —  Privacy policies rarely mention the weakest point in any company's security infrastructure: its employees.

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Jon Russell / TechCrunch: Chat App Viber Introduces Games In An Initial 5 Countries, Plans Global Rollout In 2015  —  It's been quite a year for Viber, and now the mobile messaging company is seeing out 2014 with arguably its most significant release to date: the launch of a social games platform.

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BBC: BT enters exclusive talks to buy mobile operator EE for £12.5B  —  BT in talks to buy EE for £12.5bn  —  Telecoms giant BT is in exclusive talks to buy EE - Britain's largest mobile network group - for £12.5bn.  —  It said the period of exclusivity would last “several weeks” …

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