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October 31, 2013, 4:55 AM

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Washington Post:
NSA infiltrates links to Yahoo, Google data centers worldwide, Snowden documents say  —  The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, according to documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden …
Facebook:
Facebook Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the third quarter, which ended September 30, 2013.  —  “For nearly ten years, Facebook has been on a mission to connect the world,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.
Amir Efrati / jessica lessin:
Android's Next Targets: Wearables, TVs, Low-End Phones  —  The launch of Google Inc.'s Android KitKat, the next version of the most widely used operating software for smartphones and tablets, is drawing near.  Google executives haven't announced a release date but people who have been briefed on KitKat say that it is coming soon.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Fantastical 2: The calendar Apple should have built... again  —  After bringing natural language input to the mobile calendar experience with Fantastical for iPhone last November, Flexibits today released a brand new version of what was already my absolute favorite calendar app.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Sprint promises 60Mbps LTE today, demos gigabit cellular in the lab  —  Sprint today said it has demonstrated 1Gbps “over-the-air speed at its lab,” in an early preview of things to come.  —  The cellular company calls the technology “Sprint Spark.”  Sprint claims that Spark …
Steve Rosenbush / The CIO Report:
Facebook Tests Software to Track Your Cursor on Screen  —  Risk-based authentication solutions can help thwart cyber intruders' attempts to access enterprise systems.  By learning users' expected log-in patterns, and by setting appropriate risk thresholds for various systems …
Lisa Chow / NPR:
Top Reviewers On Amazon Get Tons Of Free Stuff … You're on Amazon.com.  You're buying, say, a toaster, and you're checking out the customer reviews.  You assume the people writing these reviews are people like you — people who wanted a toaster, went online and bought one.
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
HealthCare.gov deferred final security check, could leak personal data  —  Ben Simo's analysis of data sent by HealthCare.gov to analytics providers shows information that could be used to hijack a user's account.  —  Ben Simo, Is There A Problem Here?  —  Apparently, HealthCare.gov isn't just having a few backend problems.
More: Is There A Problem Here?Tweets: @kerpen and @cjoh

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