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September 2, 2014, 9:30 PM

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Apple:
Celebrity photo theft was a “very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions”  —  Update to Celebrity Photo Investigation  —  We wanted to provide an update to our investigation into the theft of photos of certain celebrities.
Nik Cubrilovic / New Web Order:
A look inside the hacker networks dealing in stolen celebrity data  —  Notes on the Celebrity Data Theft  —  An interesting aspect of information security is how periodically it collides with other industries and subcultures.  With more information than ever being stored and shared online …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker, a law enforcement tool popular on hacker forums, downloads full iCloud backups given stolen credentials  —  The Police Tool That Pervs Use to Steal Nude Pics From Apple's iCloud  —  As nude celebrity photos spilled onto the web over the weekend …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Apple denies iCloud was breached, claims Find my iPhone not involved in photo theft incident  —  Apple denies iCloud breach in celebrity nude photo hack  —  Apple says that the mass theft of nude celebrity photos that were released over the weekend did not occur because of a breach in any Apple systems, including iCloud.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Banks: Credit Card Breach at Home Depot  —  Multiple banks say they are seeing evidence that Home Depot stores may be the source of a massive new batch of stolen credit and debit cards that went on sale this morning in the cybercrime underground.  Home Depot says that it is working with banks …
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Google's Android Wear to support Bluetooth headsets, GPS, and third party watch faces  —  Google says Android Wear about to get even smarter (Q&A)  —  The search giant hasn't said much about its OS for wearable devices since a demo in June.  CNET sat down with two of the project's head engineers to find out what's new.
Jessica E. Lessin / The Information:
Greg Wyler, satellite executive and founder of 03b Networks, has abruptly left Google  —  Abrupt Exit for Google Satellite Exec  —  One of the leaders of Google's effort to build a constellation of Internet-beaming satellites, Greg Wyler, has left the company, according to two people familiar with the situation.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
AOL's Brand CEO Susan Lyne Stepping Down to Run Women-Focused Fund for Company  —  Susan Lyne, the longtime media exec who has been CEO of AOL's brand group from early 2013, is stepping down from that role to run a venture fund inside the New York-based media company aimed at women-led digital startups.
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Reddit unveils its first mobile app for Ask Me Anything (AMA) interviews on iOS, Android version coming later this week  —  Reddit to Launch Mobile App for AMAs (Exclusive)  —  Reddit has made its long-awaited entry into the mobile app category with one devoted to its most popular attraction, the Ask Me Anything (AMA) interviews.
Re/code:
Ouya in preliminary sales talks with Xiaomi, Tencent and other Chinese companies, has engaged with Google and Amazon  —  Android Game Console Maker Ouya in Sale Talks With Chinese Internet Giants, Others  —  Ouya, the maker of an low-cost Android-based gaming console of the same name …
New York Times:
Court bans UberPop ride-sharing service in Germany, Uber Black unaffected; Uber will continue operations and appeal  —  German Court Bans Uber Service Nationwide  —  The most popular service of the ride-hailing company Uber has been barred from operating in Germany in one of the most severe …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Office for iPad adds monthly in-app subscriptions; $6.99/month for Office 365 Personal, $9.99/month for Office 365 Home  —  Microsoft adds monthly in-app subscription option to Office for iPad  —  Summary: Microsoft Office for iPad users now have the option to subscribe to Office 365 monthly and from inside Word, Excel or PowerPoint.
Scott Gilbertson / Ars Technica:
Behind the new HTML Picture element, which speeds up page loads by letting browsers choose the best image for different screens  —  How a new HTML element will make the Web faster  —  Soon, you won't need to be the Flash for quicker Web browsing.  —  Flickr user: Katie Krueger
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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Sonos speakers can now directly connect to home Wi-Fi, no longer require proprietary network  —  To simplify whole-home audio, Sonos starts to embrace your Wi-Fi router  —  Internet-connected speakers from Sonos now work directly with your Wi-Fi router, eliminating the need to also use …

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