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December 1, 2014, 1:00 AM

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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Vox Media raises $46.5M from NY investment firm General Atlantic at a $380M valuation  —  Yet Another Big Funding Round for a Big Web Publisher - This Time for Vox Media  —  Remember when investors didn't want to put money into content?  —  That was a long time ago!
Variety:
Sony's New Movies Leak Online Following Hack Attack  —  Brad Pitt's ‘Fury,’ ‘Annie’ among titles being downloaded  —  At least five new movies from Sony Pictures are being devoured on copyright-infringing file-sharing hubs online in the wake of the hack attack that hobbled the studio earlier in the week.
Chris Messina / Medium:
Chris Messina, former UX designer for Google+: “Google+ is confused and adrift at sea”  —  Thoughts on Google+  —  I f**ked up.  So has Google.  —  It's been over a year since I left Google.  Over 450 days, actually.  During that time, I joined and left a startup; traveled to Paris (twice).
Wall Street Journal:
Samsung's top execs will stay in place for another year, leaving J.K. Shin in charge of mobile  —  Top Samsung Executives Remain in Roles Amid Management Changes  —  SEOUL—Samsung Group announced annual management changes at its business units on Monday but said top executives …
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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Guidelines Published By European Regulators  —  Europe's Article 29 Working Party, the body comprised of data protection representatives from individual Member States of the European Union, has now published guidelines on the implementation of the so-called 'right …
Mark Harris / IEEE Spectrum:
Google's first self-driving car and Street View cameras were developed by 510 Systems, a startup the company quietly bought in 2011  —  The Unknown Start-up That Built Google's First Self-Driving Car  —  Two of Google's signature innovations, Street View cameras and self-driving cars …
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Samuel Gibbs / Guardian:
European data regulator says “device fingerprinting” requires user consent, like cookies  —  Europe's next privacy war is with websites silently tracking users  —  European data protection watchdogs publish guidance on web tracking using device fingerprinting that could result in more ‘I agree’ forms

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