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October 14, 2014, 8:20 PM

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Bodo Möller / Google Online Security Blog:
Google discloses POODLE, a vulnerability in SSL 3.0, recommends clients and servers support TLS_FALLBACK_SCSV to prevent protocol downgrade attacks  —  This POODLE bites: exploiting the SSL 3.0 fallback  —  Today we are publishing details of a vulnerability in the design of SSL version 3.0.
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
GT Advanced was not meeting Apple's deadlines as early as February; CEO, COO set plans to sell stock shortly after  —  Second Executive of Apple Supplier Sold Shares After Trouble Surfaced  —  An executive from bankrupt Apple supplier GT Advanced Technologies who oversaw …
Danielle Friedman / NBC News:
Facebook and Apple to cover up to $20K in egg-freezing treatments for female employees  —  Facebook and Apple Now Pay for Women to Freeze Eggs  —  While techniques and success rates are improving, there's no guarantee the procedure will lead to a baby down the road.
Sunil Paul / Sidecar:
Sidecar to legally operate at San Francisco Airport, will begin within 30 days  —  Sidecar and SFO Reach Milestone Agreement  —  Today, we're proud to announce a milestone agreement with San Francisco International Airport (SFO) that allows Sidecar to legally operate at the airport.
New York Times:
Ireland to Phase Out Tax Break Used by Technology Firms  —  LONDON — After years of debate over tax breaks that have helped lure big multinational corporations to Ireland, the Irish government said Tuesday that it would phase out a measure used by technology companies including Google to reduce their bills.
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:
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
24 Percent of Millennials Say They're Not Paying for TV  —  If you're a TV programmer, you're very worried about the recent erosion in TV ratings, which have hit networks across the board this year.  The best-case scenario: People are still watching your shows, but they're watching them in ways …
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.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
SoftBank Snaps Up Global Video Site DramaFever To Increase Its Entertainment Focus  —  Fresh from announcing a $250 million joint venture with media giant Legendary, SoftBank is increasing its focus on entertainment with an undisclosed deal to buy DramaFever, a five-year-old startup that streams global TV shows and movies online.
Brian Elliott / 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.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Intel Reports Better-Than-Expected Q3 Revenue Of $14.55B On Strength Of Recovering PC Market  —  Following the bell, Intel reported its third quarter financial performance, including revenue of $14.55 billion and earnings per share of $0.66.  Analysts and the street had expected that Intel …
Lizette Chapman / Wall Street Journal:
Checkr Raises $9 Million Led by Accel for New-Hire Background Checks … Checkr Inc., a startup that expedites background checks on new hires and delivers them in bulk to businesses, has secured $9 million to expand.  —  The company wants to overhaul what has been a time-consuming process …
Kim Tong-Hyung / Associated Press:
South Korea considers $1B+ national ID overhaul after identity theft of 80% of citizens  —  South Korea Identity Thefts Forces ID Overhaul … SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After an avalanche of data breaches, South Korea's national identity card system has been raided so thoroughly by thieves …

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