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October 15, 2014, 8:00 AM

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Bodo Möller / Google Online Security Blog:
Google discloses SSL 3.0 vulnerability POODLE, recommends clients and servers support TLS_FALLBACK_SCSV to prevent protocol downgrade attacks, says Chrome does  —  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.
Richard Barnes / Mozilla Security Blog:
Firefox will disable SSL 3.0 in version 34, to be released Nov. 25  —  The POODLE Attack and the End of SSL 3.0  —  Summary  —  SSL version 3.0 is no longer secure.  Browsers and websites need to turn off SSLv3 and use more modern security protocols as soon as possible, in order to avoid compromising users' private information.
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.
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
Leaked: Fitbit Charge, like Force but without nickel, and Charge HD with heart rate monitoring  —  Exclusive: Fitbit Charge and Charge HR Images and Full Features List  —  After earlier reports that Fitbit may be working on two new activity trackers, a tipster has sent us what appears …
Kyle Wagner / Deadspin:
The Future Of The Culture Wars Is Here, And It's Gamergate  —  Over the weekend, a game developer in Boston named Brianna Wu fled her home after an online stalker vowed to rape and kill her.  She isn't the first woman who's been forced into hiding by aggrieved video game fans associated with Gamergate …
Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:
Apple Asks Court's Permission to Challenge GT Bankruptcy — In Secret  —  Apple is seeking court permission to lodge its objections to GT Advanced Technologies' bankruptcy filing in secret, to protect details of its confidential agreements with its would-be supplier of sapphire crystal.
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss / Reuters:
NY state says bitcoin software developers don't need license  —  (Reuters) - New York will not require digital currency software developers to obtain a “BitLicense” to operate in the state, said Benjamin Lawksy, superintendent of financial services for the state of New York, on Tuesday.
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.
Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire:
Microsoft fixes vulnerability used in ‘Sandworm Team’ attacks … What do NATO, the Ukraine and European telecom companies all have in common?  They've all been targeted by a hacking group using an undisclosed vulnerability in Windows that Microsoft patched today.
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