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Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal: Hadoop Developer Cask, Formerly Continuuity, Goes Open Source … Continuuity Inc., whose software makes it easier for developers to build applications that run on the big-data storage and analysis system Hadoop, has changed its name to Cask and will put its technology into open source.

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Foo Yun Chee / Reuters: Exclusive: EU regulators to approve Facebook's $19 billion bid for WhatsApp - sources  —  (Reuters) - Facebook (FB.O), the world's most popular social network, will win unconditional EU regulatory approval for its $19 billion offer for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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Lisa Vaas / Naked Security: Disgruntled employees are increasingly e-sabotaging businesses, FBI says  —  Employees with an axe to grind are increasingly sticking it to their current or former employers using e-tools such as cloud storage sites or remote access to a company's computer network, the US Federal Bureau …

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NPD Group: US retail PC sales grew 3% in Back-to-School period led by Macs and Chromebooks, after declining 2.5% last year  —  Apple and Chrome Boost U.S. Retail PC Back-to-School Sales  —  U.S. consumer retail PC sales grew almost 3 percent during the 10 week Back-to-School period …

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Kurt Wagner / Re/code: Hootsuite raises $60M at a $1B valuation, acquires Zeetl to integrate voice calls in social media  —  Hootsuite Reaches $1 Billion Valuation in Latest Funding Round  —  Hootsuite, the Vancouver-based startup known for its social media management dashboards, has raised $60 million in new venture funding, CEO Ryan Holmes told Re/code.

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Liam Tung / ZDNet: First attacks using Bash bug discovered in the wild, available patch only a partial fix  —  First attacks using ‘shellshock’ Bash bug discovered  —  Summary: Security researchers have found the first malware using the new Bash bug.  —  Liam Tung  —  Within a day of the Bash bug dubbed 'shellshock …

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Kara Swisher / Re/code: Joe Green Pushed Out at FWD.us  —  Joe Green, the president of FWD.us, has resigned from the political organization that is backed by a coterie of tech luminaries, most prominently Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.  —  And, according to a “confidential” email that Zuckerberg sent …

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Dell Cameron / The Daily Dot: Developer reported iCloud brute-force password hack to Apple in March 2014, before Celebgate  —  Apple knew of iCloud security hole 6 months before Celebgate  —  Apple knew as early as March 2014 of a security hole that left the personal data of iCloud users vulnerable …

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Stephen Hall / 9to5Google: Motorola Shamu: 5.92" screen, 2560 x 1440 QHD resolution, 498 PPI display, 3,200 mAh battery  —  Exclusive: This is ‘Shamu,’ Motorola's upcoming Nexus 6/X  —  Yes, it looks like a Moto X. But it has a 5.9-inch screen.  And lowered volume/lock buttons.  —  Google's upcoming “Nexus 6″ …

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Robert Graham / Errata Security: Bash “shellshock” bug is wormable, a quick scan to uncover vulnerable servers has revealed  —  Bash ‘shellshock’ bug is wormable  —  Early results from my scan: there's about 3000 systems vulnerable just on port 80, just on the root “/” URL, without Host field.

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Apple Says iOS 8.0.2 Update is in the Works, Directs Users to Reinstall iOS 8  —  Earlier today, Apple released iOS 8.0.1, which ended up disabling cellular service and Touch ID on many iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices.  The company has now released a support document that states an iOS 8..2 update …

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New York Times: Lenders using tech to track cars of subprime borrowers, disable ignition if payments missed  —  Miss a Payment?  Good Luck Moving That Car  —  Credit: John Gurzinski for The New York Times  —  The thermometer showed a 103.5-degree fever, and her 10-year-old's asthma was flaring up.

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Apple Will Be ‘Lucky’ to Ship Apple Watch by Valentine's Day  —  Apple may not be planning to launch the new Apple Watch until February 2015 or later, according to a new report from The Information (via Business Insider).  When the Apple Watch was introduced earlier this month …

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Thorsten Von Eicken / RightScale Blog: AWS to roll out urgent patch, will reboot the vast majority of EC2 instances beginning Sept 26  —  AWS to Reboot a Substantial Number of EC2 Instances  —  Today Amazon Web Services (AWS) notified its customers that it will be rolling out an urgent patch to all hosts causing a maintenance reboot …

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Matt Petronzio / Mashable: Facebook's internet drones will be about the size of a commercial jet, but much lighter  —  Facebook Further Reveals Plans for Internet-Connected Drones  —  Yael Maguire, engineering director at Facebook Connectivity Lab, doesn't like to use the word “drones” when it comes to “beaming” Internet to the developing world.

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Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch: Bringing Tablets To Restaurant Tables Nationwide Nets E la Carte $35 Million  —  On the heels of a nationwide rollout with Applebee's, E la Carte has raised $35 million to bring its tablet technology to more restaurant tables around the country and around the world.

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Robert Graham / Errata Security: Bash bug as big as Heartbleed  —  Today's bash bug is as big a deal as Heartbleed.  That's for many reasons.  —  The first reason is that the bug interacts with other software in unexpected ways.  We know that interacting with the shell is dangerous, but we write code that does it anyway.

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Craig Hockenberry / furbo.org: Developer warns that in-app browsers can keylog on iOS, recommends Safari for OAuth handshake  —  In-App Browsers Considered Harmful  —  How many apps on your iPhone or iPad have a built-in browser?  —  Would it surprise you to know that every one of those apps could eavesdrop on your typing?

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Michael Crider / Android Police: HTC video released ahead of Oct. 8 event shows underwater shots, suggests GoPro-like camera  —  HTC Teases ‘Something Remarkable’ For Its NYC Event On October 8th, ‘RE Camera’ Looks Like A Possible Name  —  Bloomberg is convinced that HTC's New York City event next month will be host to a new GoPro-style action camera.

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Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom: Skyhook plays the beacon game, building context into its Wi-Fi geo-location platform  —  There's a lot Skyhook can tell about you based on the Wi-Fi networks you cross everyday.  It's putting that info to work with a more refined set of geofencing and profiling tools for advertisers and developers.

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac: Support page screenshots and error messages suggest Photos app is coming to iCloud website  —  Can't wait for Photos for OS X?  Photos app likely coming to iCloud.com for desktop viewing  —  With Photos for OS X not being released until early next year, it seemed like there would be no way to view …

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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch: HotelTonight moving past same-day model to include 7-day advance booking as competition grows  —  HotelTonight Pivots Beyond Same-Day Booking As Competition Heats Up  —  HotelTonight is planning a major shift to its business model, moving from its same-day booking model to a more flexible offering of seven-day advance booking.

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Brad Stone / Businessweek: Bezos-Backed Pro.com Raises Another $14 Million to Help Renovate Your Home  —  Fern leaf green, the color of the walls in my living room, started to look dated ages ago.  The baseboards need retouching, and there's a hole in the drywall near the front door, where movers once mishandled a sofa.

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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / ZDNet: Unix/Linux Bash: Critical security hole uncovered  —  Summary: The popular Linux and Unix shell has a serious security problem that means real trouble for many web servers.  Fortunately, a patch — as source code — is available.  —  Bash, aka the Bourne-Again Shell, has a newly discovered security hole.

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Paul Sawers / The Next Web: Amazon launches #AmazonWishList, now you can add products to your Wish List by tweeting  —  Twitter has long been evolving as a vital cog in the global e-commerce wheel, and now Amazon is turning to the social network to make it easier to add items to your Amazon Wish List.

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