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BuzzFeed: Uber investigating its New York general manager, Josh Mohrer, for tracking Buzzfeed journalist's location without her consent  —  “God View:” Uber Investigates Its Top New York Executive For Privacy Violations  —  In the wake of a BuzzFeed News story, the transit company is looking …

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Josh Lowensohn / The Verge: Indian phone manufacturer Micromax to put Cyanogen software on its upcoming low-cost devices  —  Cyanogen's next stop is India  —  The Android mod-maker inks a deal to come preinstalled on new Micromax phones  —  Cyanogen, the company that makes the popular Cyanogenmod Android Firmware …

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Gerrit De Vynck / Bloomberg: Toronto Asks Court to Shut Down Uber's Operations  —  Toronto is asking a court to order the mobile car-booking service Uber Technologies Inc. to shut down in North America's fourth-largest city.  —  Uber has been operating in Toronto since 2012 without a proper license …

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Justin Fenton / Baltimore Sun: Prosecutors withdraw key evidence in robbery case to avoid revealing how police used phone tracking technology  —  Judge threatens detective with contempt for declining to reveal cellphone tracking methods  —  Baltimore prosecutors withdrew key evidence in a robbery case Monday rather …

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Farhad Manjoo / New York Times: Uber risks turning off investors, employees, and the public with its aggressive culture  —  Uber, a Start-Up Going So Fast It Could Miss a Turn  —  In just four years of operation, Uber has ignited a new global ride-sharing industry with the promise of transforming urban transportation …

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Ross Miller / The Verge: Apple Watch will feature info-rich “Long Look” notifications if wearer keeps wrist raised, and static, non-interactive maps  —  11 things we just learned about how the Apple Watch works  —  As of today, developers can now make apps for Apple Watch.

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Erin Kelly / USA Today: Senate effectively kills USA Freedom Act, a bill that proposed an end to NSA phone metadata collection  —  NSA spying bill stalls in Senate vote  —  WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday failed to get the 60 votes needed to advance a bill that would stop the National Security Agency …

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Peter Kafka / Re/code: Google-owned Nest debuts first TV ads for its thermostat, smoke alarm, and Dropcam monitors  —  Come On, Put This Google-Owned Surveillance Device in Your House.  It'll Be Great!  —  How do you convince regular people to buy Google-owned monitoring gadgets and install them in their homes?

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Deadline: Nielsen to begin measuring viewership of streaming services like Netflix, Amazon in December  —  Nielsen Set To Measure SVOD Viewership On Netflix, Amazon Prime, Others: Report  —  Nielsen plans to start measuring SVOD services next month for the first time, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing the company's client documents.

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Ruth Reader / VentureBeat: PayPal unveils Pebble app for notifications, watch-only payments at stores accepting PayPal  —  PayPal challenges Apple Pay with an app for the Pebble smartwatch  —  PayPal's mobile payments app is now available for the Pebble smartwatch, the company announced in a blog post today.

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Mark Wilson / BetaNews: Microsoft unveils Office 365 Video for secure enterprise video sharing and streaming  —  Microsoft is giving Office 365 users an early glimpse of what it hopes will become the future of enterprise video sharing.  Office 365 Video harnesses the power of SharePoint and Azure Media Services …

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Nancy Scola / Washington Post: Uber updates privacy policy, reiterating it will only use rider data for “legitimate business purposes”, says it is investigating recent BuzzFeed claims  —  Under fire, Uber argues back that rider data is “confidential”  —  Facing heat over reports that the company had accessed …

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The Verge: USA Freedom Act for NSA reform is voted down in the Senate  —  The US Senate has just voted down the USA Freedom Act by a vote of 58-42, leaving it just two votes shy of the 60 it needed.  The bill would have ended the controversial phone record metadata collection by the NSA …

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Google's mobile search results get ‘mobile-friendly’ label to show you which sites work best on your phone  —  Google today announced the debut of a new “mobile-friendly” label on its mobile search results page.  The company says the change will be rolling out globally over the next few weeks, so don't fret if you don't see it yet.

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Mike Lennon / SecurityWeek: Microsoft Fixes Critical Kerberos Flaw Under Attack With Out-of-Band Patch  —  Last week, Microsoft released 14 security bulletins as part of Patch Tuesday for November 2014.  The updates contained four rated as critical, including a vulnerability that affects the Windows Secure Channel (SChannel) security package.

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Pete Rizzo / CoinDesk: Coinbase launches Coinbase Tip, a one-click bitcoin micropayments tool  —  Coinbase Launches ‘One-Click’ Bitcoin Tipping Tool  —  Coinbase has officially launched a new micropayments tool that aims to provide websites and blogs with the ability to bolster revenue through online donations.

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Kevin Montgomery / Valleywag: Yik Yak sued by former classmate of co-founders who claims he was pushed out of the company  —  Parents Forced Frat Boys to Screw a Partner Out of a Popular Startup  —  Yik Yak may not be a household name like Snapchat, but it's almost as popular.  The anonymous college bulletin board app …

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Bloomberg: Apple told to pay $23.6M for infringing pager technology patents from the 1990s  —  Apple Told to Pay $23.6 Million Over Pager Technology  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) was told to pay a Texas company $23.6 million after a jury found its iPhone and other devices used pager technology from the 1990s without permission.

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Cliff Edwards / Netflix: Netflix to launch in Australia and New Zealand in March 2015  —  World's Leading Internet Television Network to Offer Original Series, Movies, Documentaries, Stand-Up Comedy Specials and TV Shows for Low Monthly Price  —  Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), the leading Internet movie and TV subscription service …

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Gruber says next year's iPhone may include a two-lens, DSLR quality back camera  —  Apple May Introduce ‘Biggest Camera Jump Ever’ in Next-Generation iPhone  —  Apple may introduce its “biggest camera jump ever” in the next-generation iPhone, according to Daring Fireball's John Gruber (via The Tech Block).

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Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag: Ten good questions Travis Kalanick failed to address in his tweetstorm apology  —  Uber CEO Posts 13-Tweet Apology Without Answering a Single Question  —  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick just responded to privacy and ethics concerns about Emil Michael, after the top executive publicly suggested paying $1 million …

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Apple Watch Screen Resolutions: 312 x 390 for 42mm Version, 272 x 340 for 38mm Version  —  With the WatchKit SDK now in the hands of developers, some new information about Apple's wearable device is coming out, including its display resolution, which was not previously disclosed by Apple.

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac: Apple WatchKit third-party apps require a connected iPhone to function, ‘fully native’ apps coming later in 2015  —  Apple has just released a flood of information about how apps on Apple Watch work, through the WatchKit framework.  There are three types of integrations currently possible …

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Google releases first set of Android Auto APIs for creating audio and messaging apps for cars  —  Android Auto Starts The Engine For Developers  —  Google has begun letting third-party developers build apps for Android Auto, with the release of a new set of APIs for its in-car software platform.

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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says exec's remarks on targeting the press “a departure from our values”  —  Uber CEO Condemns “Terrible” Comments  —  “We should lead by inspiring our riders, our drivers, and the public at large,” Travis Kalanick said in an 11-tweet tweetstorm this afternoon.

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