November 4, 2013, 10:50 AM

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Boyd Erman / Globe and Mail:
BlackBerry-Fairfax takeover dies; Thorsten Heins out  —  BlackBerry Ltd. is abandoning a plan to find a buyer and will instead raise $1-billion of new funds and replace its chief executive and some directors, sources said.  —  The Waterloo, Ontario-based smartphone company had spent the past …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
BlackBerry Takes $1B Investment From Fairfax, Others, Replaces CEO Thorsten Heins  —  BlackBerry is replacing its CEO and some of its board of directors, according to official PR this morning.  The push to replace CEO Thorsten Heins comes as BlackBerry's purchase deal with investor Fairfax …
Tim Cook / Wall Street Journal:
Apple CEO Tim Cook pens op-ed urging Congress to pass bill prohibiting anti-gay discrimination  —  Tim Cook: Workplace Equality Is Good for Business  —  Long before I started work as the CEO of Apple, I became aware of a fundamental truth: People are much more willing to give of themselves …
Deborah Kan / Digits:
Google's Schmidt: NSA Spying on Data Centers Is ‘Outrageous’  —  HONG KONG—Google Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt bristled at reports that the U.S. government allegedly spied on the company's data centers, describing such an act as “outrageous” and potentially illegal if proven.
Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
‘Glass Guides’ to educate new Explorers over Hangouts  —  In-person-pickups of Google Glass are no longer necessary, but Google still wants to make sure you understand the $1,500 device  —  The still-relatively exclusive Google Glass club is set to grow by as much as 300 percent in the days and weeks ahead …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Apparent hack of limo reservation service exposes 850k customers, including VIPs and celebs  —  Hackers Take Limo Service Firm for a Ride  —  A hacker break in at a U.S. company that brokers reservations for limousine and Town Car services nationwide has exposed the personal and financial information …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Western Digital Adds Something New to Hard Drives: Helium  —  When you think about it, aside from the fact that, over time, they increase in capacity while getting cheaper, there's not that much new about hard drives.  They store our digital stuff, occasionally give out, and that's pretty much that.
Ian Brown / Guardian:
Will NSA revelations lead to the Balkanisation of the internet?  —  As countries move to protect their citizens' digital privacy, Ian Brown considers their options and the potential impact  —  There has been criticism of America's National Security Agency and Britain's GCHQ from Latin American nations …
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