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November 10, 2014, 2:50 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.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Reactions to Obama's Net Neutrality statement from government, broadband providers, tech and advocacy groups  —  Obama's plan to save the internet draws bold reactions  —  Obama's got plenty of supporters, but the opposition's equally vocal  —  Today, President Obama took his strongest stance yet on the subject of net neutrality.
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.
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.
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 …
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:
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Office Apps Skyrocket To The Top Of The App Store Following Pricing Changes  —  Nothing sells like “free.”  Microsoft Word is now the number one free iPhone and iPad application on iTunes, closely followed by other Microsoft Office apps including Excel and PowerPoint.
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 …
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.
Abhirup Roy / Reuters:
GoPro launches $800 million offering, CEO to sell some shares  —  GoPro Inc's founder and CEO Nick Woodman holds a GoPro camera in his mouth as he celebrates GoPro Inc's IPO at the Nasdaq Market Site in New York City, June 26, 2014.  —  (Reuters) - Wearable camera maker GoPro Inc announced …

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