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November 14, 2014, 2:45 PM

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Bryan Steele / Skype Blogs:
Skype launches Skype for Web beta to enable instant messaging, voice, and video calls in a browser  —  Please welcome Skype for Web (Beta)  —  Skype has been breaking down barriers to communication for more than a decade by being at the forefront of real-time voice and video.
Nathan Layne / Reuters:
Wal-Mart told store managers to match online prices with Amazon  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc has informed managers of its roughly 5,000 stores across the United States that they can match prices with Amazon.com Inc and other online retailers, the head of the company's U.S. business said on Thursday.
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
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Google says Play Music subscribers automatically get access to YouTube Music Key starting next week  —  When YouTube Music Key was announced earlier this week, we were left with many details about the service unexplained.  Of these, was the question of whether or not current Google Play Music subscribers …
Ilya Khrennikov / Bloomberg:
Mail.ru acquires crowdsourced map app Maps.Me to accelerate international expansion  —  Mail.ru Buys Crowdsourced Maps App to Push Beyond Russia  —  Mail.ru Group Ltd. (MAIL), Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov's Internet company, acquired maps and navigation service Maps.Me to accelerate its international expansion.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
For a year, gang operating rogue Tor node infected Windows executables  —  A flowchart of the infection process used by a malicious Tor exit node.  —  F-Secure  —  Three weeks ago, a security researcher uncovered a Tor exit node that added malware to uncompressed Windows executables passing through it.

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