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Researcher Finds Tor Exit Node Adding Malware to Binaries (Dennis Fisher/Threatpost)

1 hour 33 min ago

Dennis Fisher / Threatpost:
Researcher Finds Tor Exit Node Adding Malware to Binaries  —  A security researcher has identified a Tor exit node that was actively patching binaries users download, adding malware to the files dynamically.  The discovery, experts say, highlights the danger of trusting files downloaded …

CVS and Rite Aid blocking Apple Pay is a defensive move to buttress a cumbersome and ultimately doomed rival payment system (John Gruber/Daring Fireball)

4 hours 48 min ago

John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
CVS and Rite Aid blocking Apple Pay is a defensive move to buttress a cumbersome and ultimately doomed rival payment system  —  Retailers Are Disabling NFC to Block Apple Pay  —  Eric Slivka, reporting for MacRumors: … These retailers are part of a group (Merchant Customer Exchange …

Twitpic agrees to give Twitter the Twitpic.com domain and photo archive, site to remain in read-only mode (Noah Everett/Twitpic Blog)

5 hours 58 min ago

Noah Everett / Twitpic Blog:
Twitpic agrees to give Twitter the Twitpic.com domain and photo archive, site to remain in read-only mode  —  Twitpic's Future  —  First off I want to say thank you to everyone who has used Twitpic over the years and for your patience with us over the last couple of months.

Lionsgate and Tribeca film studios are launching a new streaming service (Cecilia Kang/Washington Post)

6 hours 18 min ago

Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Lionsgate and Tribeca film studios are launching a new streaming service  —  Now Hollywood is joining the Internet streaming craze.  Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises said Monday they will jointly launch an online video service during the first half of next year for movies made by them and outside studios.

Adobe updates Digital Edition e-book reader app to stop uploading reading logs in plain text (Nate Hoffelder/The Digital Reader)

10 hours 3 min ago

Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader:
Adobe updates Digital Edition e-book reader app to stop uploading reading logs in plain text  —  Adobe Updates Digital Edition, Stops Sharing User Info With the Internet  —  Adobe rolled out a new update for their Digital Editions Epub app today, and I have good news, bad news, and okay news.

More crowdfunding campaigns for routers promising anonymity follow Anonabox, but choose wisely (Andy Greenberg/Wired)

12 hours 38 min ago

Andy Greenberg / Wired:
More crowdfunding campaigns for routers promising anonymity follow Anonabox, but choose wisely  —  Now Everyone Wants to Sell You a Magical Anonymity Router.  Choose Wisely  —  Maintaining your privacy online, like investing in stocks or looking good naked, has become one of those nagging desires …

Soft Machines, which has raised $125M, leaves stealth mode, reveals plan to license "virtual cores" technology to chip makers (Don Clark/Wall Street Journal)

16 hours 13 min ago

Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Soft Machines, which has raised $125M, leaves stealth mode, reveals plan to license “virtual cores” technology to chip makers  —  Secretive Startup Unveils Universal Chip  —  Venture capitalists these days tend to avoid chip companies, largely because developing new products costs a bundle.

The FCC as data security cop: $10 million fine for carriers' security breaches (Michael Cooney/Network World)

19 hours 8 min ago

Michael Cooney / Network World:
The FCC as data security cop: $10 million fine for carriers' security breaches  —  FCC says TerraCom and its affiliate YourTel stored Social Security numbers, names, addresses in the open  —  The FCC took a big stand today saying it will fine TerraCom and YourTel America $10 million …

Apple reviewer sent screenshot of explicit image without warning to developer to show that app could be used to find porn (Chris O'Brien/VentureBeat)

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 23:50

Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Apple reviewer sent screenshot of explicit image without warning to developer to show that app could be used to find porn  —  App developer claims Apple sent his company porn to prove its app could be used to find naughty pics  —  A Florida developer says his company got a bit of a naughty surprise via a recent email from Apple.

First Android 5.0 Lollipop updates should hit the Galaxy S5 in December (Abhijeet Mishra/SamMobile)

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:30

Abhijeet Mishra / SamMobile:
First Android 5.0 Lollipop updates should hit the Galaxy S5 in December  —  Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming to the Galaxy S5, and we've already given our readers an exclusive look at an early version running on the device.  We had already said that the Galaxy S5 would be receiving …

Google bought six Redwood City office buildings totaling about 934,200 square feet for $585M (Bloomberg)

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 19:45

Bloomberg:
Google bought six Redwood City office buildings totaling about 934,200 square feet for $585M  —  Google Said to Buy Redwood City Offices for $585 Million  —  Google Inc. (GOOGL) bought six office buildings northwest of its Silicon Valley headquarters from Starwood Capital Group LLC and Blackstone Group LP …

Whisper responds to Guardian's "10 questions", says members of editorial team put on leave (Michael Heyward/Whisper)

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 19:30

Michael Heyward / Whisper:
Whisper responds to Guardian's “10 questions”, says members of editorial team put on leave  —  Setting The Record Straight  —  I wrote last Saturday that we welcome the current discussion around Whisper, and are grateful to those who have shared thoughtful feedback with us.

Google's New Search Downranking Hits Torrent Sites Hard (Ernesto/TorrentFreak)

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:40

Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google's New Search Downranking Hits Torrent Sites Hard  —  In recent years Hollywood and the music industry have taken a rather aggressive approach against Google.  The entertainment industry companies have accused the search engine of not doing enough to limit piracy, and demanded more stringent anti-piracy measures.

HP seeking buyers for corporate-networking business in China: WSJ (Sudarshan Varadhan/Reuters)

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:35

Sudarshan Varadhan / Reuters:
HP seeking buyers for corporate-networking business in China: WSJ  —  (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N) has begun sounding out private-equity firms in China to buy its corporate-networking business in the country, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation.

Larry Page reorgs staff, transfers leadership of core Google products to Sundar Pichai (Re/code)

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:40

Re/code:
Larry Page reorgs staff, transfers leadership of core Google products to Sundar Pichai  —  Exclusive: Google CEO Larry Page Reorgs Staff, Anoints Sundar Pichai as New Product Czar  —  In a significant reorganization of Google management, CEO Larry Page is transferring leadership …

Roku prepares to file for confidential IPO, WSJ report says (Sudarshan Varadhan/Reuters)

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:15

Sudarshan Varadhan / Reuters:
Roku prepares to file for confidential IPO, WSJ report says  —  U.S. TV startup Roku to confidentially file for IPO: WSJ  —  (Reuters) - U.S. TV startup Roku Inc is working on plans to confidentially file for an initial public offering, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

iPad Mini 3 teardown reveals NFC controller and that hot glue is used to affix the home button (Jordan Kahn/9to5Mac)

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:55

Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
iPad Mini 3 teardown reveals NFC controller and that hot glue is used to affix the home button  —  Teardown shows iPad mini 3's “hastily glued” Touch ID Home button makes for difficult screen repairs  —  Following a teardown of the new iPad Air 2 earlier this week, our friends over at iFixit …

Tim Cook says bringing Apple Pay to China is his top priority there (Xinhua News Agency)

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:15

Xinhua News Agency:
Tim Cook says bringing Apple Pay to China is his top priority there  —  China Exclusive: Tim Cook: Apple wants everything it develops to enter China market  —  Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook said he hopes to adapt all of Apple's developments to work for the Chinese market, which he describes as a “key market” for the tech giant.

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