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October 14, 2014, 12:25 PM

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Anton Mityagin / The Dropbox Blog:
Dropbox wasn't hacked  —  Recent news articles claiming that Dropbox was hacked aren't true.  Your stuff is safe.  The usernames and passwords referenced in these articles were stolen from unrelated services, not Dropbox.  Attackers then used these stolen credentials to try to log in to sites across the internet, including Dropbox.
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Dropbox denies alleged 7M account hack, says expired logins were stolen from third-party services  —  [Update] Hundreds of Dropbox passwords leaked online but Dropbox denies it was hacked  —  A thread surfaced on Reddit today that contained links to files containing hundreds of usernames …
The Official Google Blog:
Google Shopping Express rebrands as Google Express, adds more merchants, expands to Chicago, Boston, and Washington DC  —  Google Express: more cities, more stores and a new name  —  One year ago, the first Google Shopping Express order was delivered—a box of granola.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Skype launches mobile video chat app Qik with clips that disappear after two weeks  —  Skype today launched Skype Qik (pronounced “quick"), a new video messaging app meant to be used alongside the main Skype app.  The new mobile-only app is launching simultaneously on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.
Re/code:
Google May Lead $500 Million Round in Magic Leap Virtual Reality Tech  —  Google and other investors are planning a huge investment in Magic Leap, a secretive but boastful company building hardware and software it says will deliver “cinematic reality.”  —  Sources say Google is leading …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Anonabox, a $45 open-source device running Tor for your router, launches on Kickstarter  —  With This Tiny Box, You Can Anonymize Everything You Do Online  —  No tool in existence protects your anonymity on the Web better than the software Tor, which encrypts Internet traffic and bounces it through random computers around the world.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Revealed: ISPs Already Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption And Make Everyone Less Safe Online  —  One of the most frequent refrains from the big broadband players and their friends who are fighting against net neutrality rules is that there's no evidence that ISPs have been abusing …
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Russian hackers used Windows zero-day vulnerability to target NATO, Ukraine and EU since 2009  —  Russia's ‘Sandworm’ Hack Has Been Spying on Foreign Governments for Years  —  A cyberespionage campaign believed to be based in Russia has been targeting government leaders and institutions …
Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom:
August launches $250 smart lock that lets you use iOS/Android smartphones for local and remote access  —  August is a fancy lock that could make you ditch your keys  —  The August smart lock ships Tuesday, and for those wondering if you should spend $250 for a connected lock, the answer is yes.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Anki Drive's AI-powered racing game now available on select Android devices  —  Anki Drive's AI-powered racing game arrives on Android  —  But mixed matches with iOS and Android still aren't possible  —  As it promised last month, Anki is making its artificial intelligence-powered racing game available on Android.
Greg Sterling / Marketing Land:
WSJ: Search Engines Ignoring FTC Rules About Labeling Search Ads  —  Article asserts search engines intentionally deceiving consumers.  —  The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has implicitly issued a challenge to the FTC.  Covering alleged non-compliance with the FTC's 2013 directive to improve …
Eric Calouro / NEWSBTC:
Dorian Nakamoto seeking donations for legal fight against Newsweek, will accept bitcoins  —  Man Pegged By Newsweek as Satoshi Nakamoto Plans Legal Action  —  Story Highlights  — Dorian Nakamoto planning lawsuit against Newsweek  — Chicago Sun-Times Reportedly Aims to Test Bitcoin Paywall February 1st 14.Jan

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