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November 10, 2014, 8:00 PM

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The White House:
President Obama endorses net neutrality, asks FCC to reclassify the Internet as a utility  —  Net Neutrality: President Obama's Plan for a Free and Open Internet  —  More than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilities we could just barely imagine a generation ago.
Peter Martinazzi / Facebook:
Facebook Messenger passes 500M monthly users  —  Messenger Reaches 500 Million  —  By Peter Martinazzi, Director of Product Management  —  Messaging is an important part of how people stay connected and since Messenger launched in 2011 we've been passionate about giving people a faster and more expressive way to communicate.
Jessi Hempel / Wired:
David Marcus on the evolution of Messenger and its future: VOIP, payments, and B2C messaging  —  Why Facebook Has Entrusted Its Future to the CEO of PayPal  —  One evening last May, Mark Zuckerberg invited David Marcus to dinner.  —  It wasn't the first time PayPal's soft-spoken French CEO …
FireEye, Inc.:
iOS vulnerability allows apps installed via enterprise/ad-hoc provisioning to replace real apps under the same name, letting an attacker steal data  —  Masque Attack: All Your iOS Apps Belong to Us  —  In July 2014, FireEye mobile security researchers have discovered that an iOS app installed …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Chinese hackers suspected of breaching US Postal Service, compromised data of 800K+ employees  —  China suspected of breaching U.S. Postal Service computer networks  —  Chinese government hackers are suspected of breaching the computer networks of the United States Postal Service, compromising the data of more than 800,000 employees.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Google Takes Over Operations Of Moffett Airfield From NASA, Will Invest $200M Into The Site  —  After years of using Moffett Field as the home and launch pad for the private jets of Google's founders, the company has agreed to a deal in which it will lease the airfield from NASA for the next 60 years.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
New devices help iOS steal back enterprise share from Android; breakdown is 85% iPhone 6, 15% iPhone 6 Plus  —  Apple has managed to reverse a recent trend of declining quarterly enterprise share for device activations, thanks to its new smartphones.  The breakdown for businesses buying …
Eben Upton / Raspberry Pi:
Raspberry Pi Model A+ now on sale for $20 with smaller design, lower power consumption, microSD card slot  —  Raspberry Pi Model A+ on sale now at $20  —  When we announced the Model B+ back in July, we said that we'd also be producing a lower-cost variant, analogous to the original Model A. Since then …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Instagram now lets you edit captions, suggests accounts to follow in new People tab  —  Instagram today released two new features for its mobile apps.  You can download the new version now directly from Google Play and Apple's App Store.  —  First up, the app now lets you go back and edit captions on your posts.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Mozilla launches Firefox Developer Edition with built-in tools for debugging apps and mobile browsers  —  Mozilla today launched Firefox Developer Edition, which it is calling “the first browser created specifically for developers.”  The company wants to solve a very big problem developers often complain …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Hadoop startup Hortonworks announces it has filed for an IPO  —  Hortonworks Files to Float Public Shares in 2015  —  Hortonworks, one of a handful of companies seeking to build a business on Hadoop, the open source big data software technology, has filed for an initial public offering.
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
DogVacay, offering dog-sitting services, raises $25M to expand internationally and offer boarding, day care, walking, training and grooming  —  Exclusive: DogVacay raises $25 million  —  When you enter the offices of DogVacay, there's a good chance you'll be eagerly greeted by Maggie.  And Minnie.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Daily Deals Site Groupon Debuts A New App, Getaways, For Travel And Hotel Offers  —  Daily deals site Groupon says that travel is its fastest growing business category, and today it is launching a new mobile app that it hopes will help it capitalize on that more.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Founder Peter Sunde Released From Prison  —  After being on the run for two years Peter Sunde, aka brokep, was arrested during a family visit in southern Sweden late May.  —  Despite being accused of non-violent crimes, Peter was transferred to a high-security unit.  His time in prison was tough.

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