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September 2, 2014, 6:35 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  —  Update to Celebrity Photo Investigation  —  We wanted to provide an update to our investigation into the theft of photos of certain celebrities.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web:
Google rebrands its enterprise business services as Google for Work  —  Google has cast aside the stodgy “enterprise” label that has, until now, described its business offerings in favor of a new name, Google for Work.  —  According to Google for Work President Amit Singh …
Tess Stynes / Wall Street Journal:
Compuware to Be Acquired by Thoma Bravo for $2.5 Billion  —  Compuware Deal Includes Ability to Complete Covisint Spinoff  —  Software developer Compuware Corp. agreed to be taken private by Thoma Bravo LLC for about $2.5 billion.  —  Thoma Bravo agreed to pay $10.92 a share in cash …

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