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September 30, 2013, 8:10 PM

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Facebook:
Graph Search Now Includes Posts and Status Updates  —  Starting today, Graph Search will include posts and status updates.  Now you will be able to search for status updates, photo captions, check-ins and comments to find things shared with you.  —  Search for the topics you're interested …
James Ball / Guardian:
NSA stores metadata of millions of web users for up to a year, secret files show  —  • Vast amounts of data kept in repository codenamed Marina  —  • Data retained regardless of whether person is NSA target  —  • Material used to build ‘pattern-of-life’ profiles of individuals
Tracey Kaplan / Mercury News:
John McAfee teases D-Central, a sub-$100 gadget that creates surveillance-proof local networks  —  John McAfee reveals details on gadget to thwart NSA  —  SAN JOSE — John McAfee lived up to his reputation Saturday as tech's most popular wild child, electrifying an audience with new details …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Launches Web Designer, A Visual Tool For Building Interactive HTML5 Sites And Ads  —  Google today announced the launch of Web Designer, a new tool for building interactive HTML5 sites and ads.  The company first hinted at this launch in June, but had been quiet about it ever since.
Evelyn M. Rusli / Digits:
Facebook Woos TV Networks With More Data  —  Facebook is laying down a new gauntlet in its battle with Twitter to dominate online conversation around television: more data for broadcasters.  —  This week, Facebook says it will begin sending weekly reports to America's four largest television networks …
Electronista:
Kantar: Verizon gains in US, Windows Phone nears 10% share in Europe  —  Verizon extends smartphone dominance  —  Verizon has reportedly established a solid lead in US smartphone sales over the previous three months, while Windows Phone devices are nearing 10-percent market share in European markets …
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Fab.com CEO Signals That Job Cuts May Be Coming as Site Retools  —  Fab.com Inc., the e-commerce startup valued at more than $1 billion, signaled that job cuts may be coming as the company revamps its approach to selling goods and strives to turn a profit.  —  As of tomorrow …
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Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Samsung's ChatON messaging service passes 100 million registered users  —  Samsung has today announced that ChatON, its cross-platform mobile messaging service, has passed 100 million registered users.  The company claims it has added 50 million new sign-ups over the last four months.
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Apple Passes Coca-Cola as Most Valuable Brand  —  Apple is the new most valuable brand in the world, according to a closely followed annual report.  —  The report, to be released on Monday, is from Interbrand, a corporate identity and brand consulting company owned by the Omnicom Group …
Jeremiah Rice / Android Police:
Low-Cost Motorola DVX Front And Rear Spotted In New FCC Documents  —  Motorola has a more economical alternative to the flagship X on the way, referred to in a previous FCC filing and a few Republic Wireless documents as the “Motorola DVX.”  A revised Permissive Change filing …
Wall Street Journal:
Aircraft Can Handle Electronic-Device Use, Panel to Tell FAA  —  Passengers Can Use Their Devices but Not the Internet  —  A federal advisory committee is set to tell the Federal Aviation Administration that many aircraft flying today are largely ready to handle passengers using …
Seth Rosenblatt / CNET:
BitTorrent experiments with secure chat  —  Does the solution to secure instant messaging from prying eyes lie in how torrents work?  BitTorrent thinks it might, and is testing out a server-free messaging system.  —  The aftermath of the NSA spying scandal has people and companies scrambling …
Sophie Knight / Reuters:
Toshiba to cut 3,000 staff in ailing TV division  —  (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp (6502.T) said on Monday it would cut 50 percent of staff in its loss-making TV unit and cease production at two of its three overseas factories before the end of this fiscal year.  —  Toshiba said it would increase …

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