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Elizabeth Dwoskin / Wall Street Journal: Uber's Rival Lyft Quietly Limits Employee Access to User Data  —  In the early days of Facebook , a universal password reportedly gave the social network's employees access to user accounts.  Seven years later, Uber, another startup growing at lightning speed and writing the rules as it goes …

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Parmy Olson / Forbes: Cloudflare: 500 Gbps DDoS attack, largest in history, carried out against independent Hong Kong news sites  —  The Largest Cyber Attack In History Has Been Hitting Hong Kong Sites  —  The intense skirmishes inside Hong Kong's Occupy Central protests haven't just taken place on the streets, but online too.

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Nate Raymond / Reuters: Apple $450 million e-book settlement gets final court approval  —  The Apple logo is lit on the first day of sale for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, in Sydney September 19, 2014.  —  (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) agreement to pay $450 million …

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: iCloud.com now supports uploading JPG images to iCloud Photo Library  —  iCloud.com Photos App Gains New Uploading Capabilities  —  Following two weeks of testing on the iCloud beta site for developers, the consumer-facing iCloud.com site has gained support for uploading images to iCloud Photo Library …

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Mark Hearn / 9to5Google: Eligible Chromebooks bought before December 31 will come with 1TB of Google Drive storage for two years  —  Google bundling 1TB of Drive storage with the purchase of select Chromebooks  —  Chromebook's are becoming a viable option for people with simple computing needs …

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Liam Tung / ZDNet: Google releases Divide Productivity Review app for Android IT Preview Program users  —  Android Work takes shape as Google's BYOD Divide surfaces on Play  —  Summary: Google's play to establish Android in the enterprise has taken a step forward with the launch of its BYOD container for productivity apps.

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Patrick Klepek / Giant Bomb: Steam updates Early Access guidelines advising developers to provide a playable game at launch  —  Steam Updates Early Access Rules, Guidelines For Developers  —  Valve appears to recognize Early Access has burned some customers, and it needs to clarify what the platform is really for.

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Financial Times: European parliament draft motion says breakup of Google should be considered  —  Google break-up plan emerges from Brussels  —  The European parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google, in one of the most brazen assaults so far on the technology group's power.

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Edwin Chan / Reuters: European parliament preparing to call for Google break-up: FT  —  People are silhouetted as they pose with laptops in front of a screen projected with a Google logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014.  —  (Reuters) - The European Parliament is preparing to call …

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Lanh Nguyen / Android Authority: Asus Zenwatch review: classy, elegant, great battery life, low-priced at $200, but with a clunky charger  —  Asus ZenWatch Review  —  The Bottom Line  —  PROS  —  CONS  —  The Asus Zenwatch brings elegance and class to the Android Wear space at a surprisingly competitive price …

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Liam Tung / ZDNet: Amazon's AppStream can now stream any Windows application  —  Summary: Amazon expands support for its streaming service that targets games developers to any Windows application.  —  Liam Tung  —  Amazon Web Services (AWS) has updated AppStream to allow any Windows application to be accessed through a browser.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Amazon Plans A Free, Ad-Supported Video Service, Says New Report  —  Amazon has been gaining ground on Netflix as the most popular video streaming service in the U.S., and now it is planning something that could see it overtake its rival.  According to a report in the New York Post …

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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch: Aereo CEO: Court Made Incredibly Wrong Decision, Cord-Cutting Is Inevitable  —  This morning, Aereo filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11, marking the end of the road for the cloud-based TV startup.  The company launched in 2012 using micro-antennas and cloud DVR technology to provide near-live TV access …

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Kelly Hodgkins / MacRumors: Square Announces Plans to Begin Accepting Apple Pay in 2015  —  Speaking with CNN, Square founder Jack Dorsey confirmed that the payment processing service will support Apple Pay in the coming months, bringing Apple Pay to small business owners.  In the interview, Dorsey reiterates his opinion …

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Peter Kafka / Re/code: Apple launching automated iAd buying with many ad tech vendors including Rubicon, AdRoll, MediaMath, The Trade Desk, GET IT Mobile, Accordant, and Adelphic  —  Apple Kicks Off Automated iAd Buying, With Help From Lots of Ad Tech Companies  —  News that Apple was going to amp up its iAd program …

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Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows: Microsoft Adds Skype Chat to Office Online  —  Hey, you got your Skype in my web browser  —  If you use Outlook.com or OneDrive, you have probably noticed that you can initiate Skype chats from their web-based UIs.  Well, now that capability is coming to some of Office Online …

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David Meyer / Gigaom: Net neutrality looks doomed in Europe before it even gets started  —  Leaked documents from the Italian presidency of the Council of the European Union show that member states want net neutrality “principles” and “objectives” rather than the strict rules agreed to by the European Parliament earlier this year.

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Geoff White / Channel 4: UK's Cable and Wireless, bought by Vodafone, helped GCHQ get internet data of millions of worldwide users from undersea cables  —  Spy cable revealed: how telecoms firm worked with GCHQ  —  One of the UK's largest communications firms had a leading role in creating the surveillance system exposed …

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Chet Kanojia / All Aereo: Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, says “challenges have proven too difficult to overcome”  —  The Next Chapter  —  A little over three years ago, the team at Aereo set out to build a better television experience for the consumer.  —  We began this journey because we were frustrated …

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Matthew Weaver / Guardian: UK moves to shut down Russian hackers streaming live British webcam footage  —  UK to take action to close down Russian website streaming images from British webcams including baby monitors and those in gyms and bedrooms  —  The UK is to take international action to close down a Russian website …

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Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online: Music agents rely on data to identify potential hits, entrenching repetitive, derivative songs  —  The Shazam Effect  —  Record companies are tracking download and search data to predict which new songs will be hits.  This has been good for business—but is it bad for music?

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Sean Hollister / Gizmodo: How Magic Leap Is Secretly Creating a New Alternate Reality  —  Don't you hate it when someone claims to have a magical new technology, but won't tell you how it works?  When I saw that a super stealthy startup called Magic Leap had raised $542 million to make animals appear out of thin air …

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Reuters: Obama's immigration plans will make it easier for advanced degree holders to work in the US, but won't reduce backlog of H-1B visa holders awaiting green cards  —  Obama's immigration tweaks leave Big Tech wanting more  —  (Reuters) - Silicon Valley expects President Barack Obama to make life …

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Google's Project Loon can now launch up to 20 balloons per day, and they fly 10 times longer than in 2013  —  Google today shared an update from Project Loon, the company's initiative to bring high-speed Internet access to remote areas of the world via hot air balloons.

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Re/code: Re/code drops comments on its site, noting that most discussion takes place on social media  —  A Note to Re/code Readers  —  Like all websites, Re/code is in a constant process of iteration.  So, starting today, you'll notice a few changes on our site, and we wanted to let you know about them.

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