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November 13, 2014, 7:15 PM

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Erin Egan / Facebook:
Facebook proposes changes to its terms, data and cookies policies; releases interactive privacy guides; lets users opt out of certain ads on all devices  —  Updating our Terms and Policies: Helping You Understand How Facebook Works and How to Control Your Information
Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook makes new privacy policy 70% shorter, includes interactive Privacy Basics tutorials  —  Facebook Gives Its Privacy Policy a Makeover  —  Facebook simplified and shortened by two-thirds its description of how it uses data, responding to concerns that users didn't understand its policies.
Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
Secret US DOJ program collecting data from thousands of cellphones through phony communications “towers” deployed on airplanes  —  Americans' Cellphones Targeted in Secret U.S. Spy Program  —  Fake Cellphone Towers on Planes Used to Target Criminals, but Also Sift Through Thousands of Other Phones
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Reddit CEO Yishan Wong resigns, Ellen Pao to be interim CEO, Alexis Ohanian back full time as executive chairman  —  Reddit Chief Executive Resigns as Company Shuffles Top Ranks  —  Reddit, the popular online community message board, wants to grow up into a viable business.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Amazon Announces EC2 Container Service For Managing Docker Containers On AWS  —  At its re:invent developer conference in Las Vegas, Amazon today announced its first Docker-centric product: the EC2 Container Service for managing Docker containers on its cloud computing platform.
Dustin Volz / National Journal:
Harry Reid Moves For Senate Vote on NSA Reform  —  The Senate Majority Leader is hoping to move the bulk data collection bill before his party returns to the minority.  —  “That sunset could very easily touch off an ugly intra-party battle among both Democrats and Republicans,” said Harley Geiger …
Bloomberg:
Amazon: ARM Chipmakers Aren't Matching Intel's Innovation  —  Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), which operates some of the world's largest data centers, said makers of chips that use ARM Holdings Plc (ARM)'s technology aren't keeping up with Intel Corp. (INTC)'s pace of innovation.
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
In new agreement with Amazon, Hachette will set prices for its ebooks  —  Updated: Amazon and Hachette finally reach deal; Hachette will set its ebook prices  —  Amazon and book publisher Hachette have finally reached a deal in the contentious and public negotiations that have been going on since May …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
MPAA launches WhereToWatch site, listing legal movie and TV streams in continued fight against piracy  —  Here's Another Movie and TV Search Site.  This One's From Hollywood.  —  There are so many places to find movies and TV shows.  They're on TV!  They're on the Internet!
Myles Udland / Business Insider:
S&P assigns junk rating to Twitter's debt, as 5% stock slide erases most of Thursday's gains  —  Twitter Is Junk, Says S&P  —  Twitter shares are down more than 5% in afternoon trade on Thursday, giving up almost all of their gains from yesterday, after the company received a “junk” rating from credit agency S&P.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google Wallet API for digital goods will be retired on March 2, 2015  —  Google today quietly revealed it plans to retire the Google Wallet for digital goods API on March 2, 2015.  The company plans to continue supporting the sale of apps on Google Play as well as in-app payments through Google Wallet.

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