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November 18, 2014, 5:35 PM

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Shirley Sun / Facebook:
Facebook launches standalone Groups app for iOS and Android  —  Introducing the Facebook Groups App  —  People use Facebook Groups every day to stay in touch with family, collaborate on projects, plan trips and offer support to friends.  —  Today, we're introducing a new Facebook Groups app …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
With some 650M MAUs, Facebook gives Groups its own app with more control over notifications, no ads for now  —  The new Groups app makes Facebook about your friends again  —  Imagine you have an online service for chatting with friends, with somewhere in the neighborhood of 650 to 700 million monthly active users.
More: GeekWire, 9to5Google, Gizmodo and iMoreTweets: @xdamman
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Uber exec, at NYC dinner with CEO present, suggested digging up dirt on critical journalists  —  Uber Executive Suggests Digging Up Dirt On Journalists  —  Senior vice president Emil Michael floated making critics' personal lives fair game.  Michael apologized Monday for the remarks.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says exec's remarks on targeting the press “a departure from our values”  —  Uber CEO Condemns “Terrible” Comments  —  “We should lead by inspiring our riders, our drivers, and the public at large,” Travis Kalanick said in an 11-tweet tweetstorm this afternoon.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Seeds iOS 8.2 With WatchKit SDK for Apple Watch Apps to Developers  —  Apple today announced that its set of WatchKit development tools are now available for developers, allowing them to begin creating apps and software for the company's upcoming Apple Watch.
Yi Zhuang / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter search finally indexes all public tweets since 2006  —  Building a complete Tweet index  —  Today, we are pleased to announce that Twitter now indexes every public Tweet since 2006.  —  Since that first simple Tweet over eight years ago, hundreds of billions of Tweets …
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
WhatsApp rolls out end-to-end encryption using TextSecure code  —  The most recent update to WhatsApp's Android app includes a surprising feature: strong end-to-end encryption, enabled by default.  It's the strongest security any major texting app has offered, even compared with similar tools …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
OS X Yosemite update fails to solve Mac Wi-Fi mess  —  Apple today released the first update to OS X Yosemite that included fixes for unspecified Wi-Fi problems and improved reliability for connecting to Microsoft Exchange corporate email servers.  —  But Mac owners who had said that Yosemite crippled …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
More Than 90 Percent of U.S. Households Have Three or More Devices Pinging the Internet  —  How much do Americans love the Internet?  —  Well, Ericsson counted all the ways.  —  It turns out that 90 percent of U.S. households have three or more Internet-connected devices …
More: Gizmodo and FortuneTweets: @bmdigital
Lizzie Widdicombe / New Yorker:
Inside 10x, a talent agency representing superstar programmers  —  The Programmer's Price  —  Want to hire a coding superstar?  Call the agent. … “Technically, we have an open marriage, but so far there's just Michael and me.”  —  BUY OR LICENSE »
More: Valleywag
James Niccolai / PC World:
Intel to combine PC and mobile divisions as market shifts  —  Intel will combine its PC and mobile processor divisions under one roof, reflecting a changing market in which the line between tablets and laptops has blurred.  —  The chip maker will form a new division at the start of next year called …
Eduard Kovacs / SecurityWeek:
Cisco Releases OpenSOC Security Analytics Framework as Open Source  —  OpenSOC Big Data Security Analytics Framework Consumes and Monitors Network Traffic and Machine Exhaust Data of a Data Center  —  In an effort to help organizations create an incident investigation tool that meets …

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