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Michael Learmonth / AdAge: YouTube using traditional advertising to promote star content creators  —  Exclusive Interview: Susan Wojcicki's Plan to Make YouTube ‘Stars’ Real-Life Famous  —  And Guaranteeing Audiences In Bid to Pry More TV Dollars Away In the Upfront  —  How Advertising Performs in a Social Media World

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Ben Grubb / Sydney Morning Herald: Heartbleed disclosure timeline: who knew what and when  —  Ever since Heartbleed was made public there have been questions about who knew what and when.

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Michael Brown / PC World: Quantenna promises to deliver 10-gigabit Wi-Fi in 2015  —  Today's fastest 802.11ac routers deliver throughput speeds on par with hardwired gigabit-ethernet connections.  That might seem slow by next year, when Quantenna Communications launches its new Wi-Fi chipset.

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Klint Finley / Wired: Tails: the privacy-focused Linux version Snowden, Greenwald, and Poitras used to communicate  —  Out in the Open: Inside the Operating System Edward Snowden Used to Evade the NSA  —  When NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden first emailed Glenn Greenwald, he insisted on using email encryption software called PGP for all communications.

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: Vicious Heartbleed bug bites millions of Android phones, other devices  —  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Image Library via Wikipedia  —  The catastrophic Heartbleed security bug that has already bitten Yahoo Mail, the Canada Revenue Agency …

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Supriya Kurane / Reuters: FT: Barcode printer maker Zebra Tech to buy Motorola Solutions' enterprise unit for $3.5B  —  Zebra Tech to buy Motorola Solutions' unit for $3.5 billion: FT  —  A woman takes a picture in front of a Motorola logo before the worldwide presentation of the Moto G mobile phone in Sao Paulo November 13, 2013.

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Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch: How Burrowing Owls Lead To Vomiting Anarchists (Or SF's Housing Crisis Explained)  —  A hearse rolls up to a Yahoo bus at the BART MacArthur Station in Oakland.  A protester who had climbed on top of the bus later vomited on the vehicle.  (From Indybay)  —  The Santa Clara Valley …

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Amy Schatz / Re/code: FCC plans to reserve up to a third of licenses for small wireless carriers in spectrum auction  —  Bidding Rules Becoming Clearer for Upcoming Airwaves Auction  —  Federal officials plan to reserve up to a third of licenses sold in a TV airwaves auction next year for smaller wireless carriers under …

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Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters: Google's updated terms of service clarifies how emails are analyzed for targeting ads  —  Google unveils email scanning practices in new terms of service  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails …

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Liz Gannes / Re/code: Samsung exec at trial: marketing drove our sales; designer denies influence of slide-to-unlock  —  Samsung Designer Denies Apple Influence: “Absolutely Not”  —  Did Samsung steal its slide-to-unlock feature from Apple's smartphone software?  —  “Absolutely not,” said Samsung senior UI designer Youngmi Kim …

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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch: ‘Airbnb For Retail’ Startup Storefront Raises $7.3M From Spark Capital, Expands To LA  —  Now more than ever, both big brands and independent merchants are looking for flexibility in the way that they reach consumers.  With Storefront, they're able to find space to set up popup shops …

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Electronic Frontier Foundation: FBI Plans to Have 52 Million Photos in its NGI Face Recognition Database by Next Year  —  New documents released by the FBI show that the Bureau is well on its way toward its goal of a fully operational face recognition database by this summer.  —  EFF received these records in response …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Yahoo Expands Partnership With Vevo, Bringing Music Videos To Yahoo Screen In U.S., Canada And Germany  —  Yahoo and music video streaming service Vevo are expanding their partnership, the companies are announcing today, through a deal that will bring Vevo's videos, live concert events …

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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web: Microsoft starts accepting developer submissions for universal Windows apps and Windows Phone 8.1 apps  —  Microsoft today announced major updates to the Windows Dev Center and Windows Phone Dev Center, with the former rolling out “later this week” and the latter arriving “later today.”

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Richard Lawler / Engadget: Google Glass Kit Kat update arrives ahead of tomorrow's big sale, but removes video calling  —  Still need a push to drop $1,500 on Google's Glass headset when they go on sale to all US residents tomorrow?  After skipping a couple of months, the team behind it is pushing a big software update …

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Pew Research Center: 18% of online Americans have had important personal information stolen, up from 11% last year  —  More online Americans say they've experienced a personal data breach  —  As news of large-scale data breaches and vulnerabilities grows, new findings from the Pew Research Center suggest …

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Jason Del Rey / Re/code: Amazon Says No to Accepting Bitcoin, Maybe to Building an Amex or Visa Competitor  —  Like bitcoin?  Like Amazon?  Want to use bitcoin to buy stuff from Amazon?  —  I have some bad news for you.  Not going to happen anytime soon.  —  “Obviously it gets a lot of press and we have considered it …

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Alex Byers / Politico: Napster co-founder Sean Parker to lead civic startup  —  Big tech industry players want to help get out the vote and are pouring millions into a new start-up to boost American civic engagement.  —  The company, called Brigade, is designed to combat a lack of political engagement and interest …

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Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter: David Fincher pulls out of talks to direct Sony Pictures' Steve Jobs film  —  David Fincher Out of Steve Jobs Movie in $10 Million Fee Fight (Exclusive)  —  The director was negotiating with Sony to reteam with “The Social Network” writer Aaron Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin.

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft makes Office Online available in Chrome Web Store  —  Summary: Microsoft is making the Web versions of its Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote apps available to users through the Chrome Web Store.  —  Microsoft's Office Online — the Webified and free versions of Word, Excel …

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Jason Del Rey / Re/code: Square Hires Amazon AWS Exec Alyssa Henry as Engineering Lead  —  Square is one step closer to fully filling out its executive team, hiring long-time Amazon veteran Alyssa Henry as its new engineering lead.  —  At Square, Henry will “head up engineering operations for Square's infrastructure …

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Ed Pilkington / Guardian: Guardian and Washington Post win Pulitzer prize for NSA revelations  —  Pair awarded highest accolade in US journalism, winning Pulitzer prize for public service for stories on NSA surveillance  —  The Guardian and the Washington Post have been awarded the highest accolade in US journalism …

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Peter Kafka / Re/code: Thanks But No Thanks, Maker Studios Tells Relativity  —  Last night film studio Relativity Studios announced that it, too, wanted to Maker Studios, the YouTube network that Disney is about to acquire.  —  Here's Maker's answer: No thank you — we've already sold.

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Alyson Shontell / Business Insider: Inside Clinkle, Lucas Duplan's struggling payments app now three years in the making  —  A SILICON VALLEY DISASTER: A 21-Year-Old Stanford Kid Got $30 Million, Then Everything Blew Up  —  The week after Thanksgiving, 40 Clinkle employees gathered in the kitchen of their San Francisco office.

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Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch: Y Combinator Adds Four New Partners, Including Stripe CEO Patrick Collison  —  Y Combinator is announcing today the addition of four new partners to its roster, as part of its larger push for more growth under new president Sam Altman.  —  Altman announced in a blog post this afternoon …

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