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October 21, 2014, 3:55 PM

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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Staples investigating credit card breach at its retail stores after multiple banks report fraud  —  Banks: Credit Card Breach at Staples Stores  —  Multiple banks say they have identified a pattern of credit and debit card fraud suggesting that several Staples Inc. office supply locations …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft Lumia to replace Nokia brand, starting in France, global rollout in the coming weeks  —  Microsoft Lumia will replace the Nokia brand  —  Microsoft started dropping hints about its plans to kill off the Nokia and Windows Phone brands last month, and now the company is ready to make it official.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google beefs up 2-step verification with physical USB Security Key option in Chrome  —  Google today announced it is beefing up its two-step verification feature with Security Key, a physical USB second factor that only works after verifying the login site is truly a Google website.
Sharon Profis / CNET:
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Apple clarifies Spotlight Search data and location sharing, says information shared is minimal  —  Yosemite, iOS 8, Spotlight, and Privacy: What you need to know  —  A story made the rounds earlier today calling into question the new Spotlight Suggestions feature in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
HP to announce Sprout, a computing device combining a large display, touch surface, 3D scanner, and overhead projector  —  HP Will Unveil New Computing Product Called Sprout Next Week  —  When Hewlett-Packard announced it would split in two — one company devoted to PCs and printing …
iFixit:
Mac Mini 2014 teardown: CPU and RAM soldered to logic board, impeding user repairs or upgrades  —  Mac Mini Late 2014 Teardown  —  This guide has been found to be exceptionally cool by the iFixit staff.  —  It's been two years since the Mac Mini's last appearance on iFixit's teardown table …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Magic Leap Secures $542M Led By Google For “Lightweight Wearable” Tech That Merges Physical And Digital Worlds  —  It's rare that a company can stay relatively secretive while raising a huge amount of funding, but Florida's Magic Leap has managed that.  The startup, led by CEO Rony Abovitz …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Aware of iCloud Login Harvesting in China, Launches Browser Security Guide  —  Earlier this week, web censorship blog Great Fire suggested that hackers aligned with Chinese authorities were using man-in-the-middle attacks in order to harvest Apple ID information from Chinese users that visited Apple's iCloud.com website.
John Ribeiro / PC World:
NSA approves Samsung Knox devices for government use  —  Samsung Electronics' Galaxy devices have been approved by the U.S. National Security Agency under a program of the agency to quickly deploy commercially available technologies.  —  The Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) …

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