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October 17, 2014, 10:05 PM

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Guardian:
Guardian responds to Whisper's denials, stands by its claims, urges media and users to keep pressing Whisper  —  Whisper: the facts  —  Executives from the anonymous social media app have dismissed as a ‘pack of lies’ the Guardian's revelation that they track users.  But the evidence is clear
Jonathan Zdziarski:
Whisper iOS app collects user location within 100 meters, data could be fuzzed server-side  —  Preliminary Findings on Whisper  —  At the suggestion of @kashhill, I did a brief analysis of the Whisper iOS application, which appears to be at the height of controversy with respect to user privacy.
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Snapchat:
Snapchat ads to roll out this weekend, will appear as a single ad in “Recent Updates” for US users, never in personal communications  —  Advertising on Snapchat  —  This weekend we're placing an advertisement in “Recent Updates” for Snapchatters in the United States.
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Google's VP of engineering for Android is now also overseeing Chrome OS's engineering team, pointing to a possible convergence of the OSes  —  Executive Change Is Latest Hint of Chrome-Android Marriage  —  A management shift inside Google points to the possibility that the company's two operating systems will come together.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
After raising $600K, Anonabox Privacy Router project is suspended by Kickstarter for misleading funders, investors' pledges will be canceled  —  Kickstarter Freezes Anonabox Privacy Router Project for Misleading Funders  —  All August Germar asked for was $7,500 to fund his privacy-focused router project.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Amazon Fresh launches in New York, starting with Brooklyn's Park Slope area, for Amazon Prime members  —  Amazon Confirms It Will Deliver Fresh Groceries in New York City  —  Amazon's grocery delivery business is launching in New York City on Friday, the company said …
Dan Frommer / Quartz:
This new “Apple SIM” could legitimately disrupt the wireless industry  —  Perhaps the most interesting news about Apple's new iPad Air 2 tablet is buried at the bottom of one of its marketing pages: It will come pre-installed with a new “Apple SIM” card instead of one from a specific mobile operator.

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