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September 2, 2014, 2:50 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple confirms ‘very targeted attack’ on celebrities, denies iCloud breach  —  Apple has responded to this week's hackings of celebrity accounts, which resulted in postings of private photographs.  Here's Apple's statement in full: … Filed under: AAPL Company B
Mark Scott / New York Times:
Court bans UberPop ride-sharing service in Germany, Uber Black unaffected; Uber will continue operations and appeal  —  Uber Service Banned Across Germany by Frankfurt Court  —  LONDON - The ride-hailing service Uber is about to have a head-on collision with Germany's taxis and legal system.
Apple:
Apple lists top 10 reasons apps are rejected, with missing information and bugs the two most common causes  —  Common App Rejections  —  Before you develop your app, it's important to become familiar with the technical, content, and design criteria that we use to review all apps.
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 …
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.
Silke Koltrowitz / Reuters:
Swatch plans smartwatch with always-on touch screen and fitness tracking, coming next summer  —  Swatch prefers go-it-alone route for smartwatch plans  —  (Reuters) - Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with “smart” features to compete with so-called wearable gadgets …
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 …
Klint Finley / Wired:
Tox, a secure, open-source P2P messaging system first conceived on 4chan, aspires to become a Skype alternative  —  Out in the Open: Hackers Build a Skype That's Not Controlled by Microsoft  —  The web forum 4chan is known mostly as a place to share juvenile and, to put it mildly, politically incorrect images.
Conor Dougherty / New York Times:
NASA working on automated traffic control system for drones, first commercial drones expected 2015 in agriculture  —  Drone Developers Consider Obstacles That Cannot Be Flown Around  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The tech industry's enthusiasm for building small delivery drones may be getting ahead of figuring out what to do with them.

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