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November 10, 2015, 7:05 AM

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Bloomberg Business:
TAG Heuer unveils $1,500 Connected Watch with Android Wear, Intel CPU, available from Nov. 9 with $1,500 trade-in offer after 2 years for a traditional Carrera  —  The Vallée de Joux meets Silicon Valley.  —  The Swiss are now officially making a smartwatch.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook Messenger tests Photo Magic in Australia, scanning faces in your camera roll and prompting you to send pictures to friends  —  Facebook's “Photo Magic” Will Prompt You To Message Your Friends Photos Of Themselves  —  When you take a picture of your friends, you'll get a notification to send it to them through Messenger.
Zak Stone / Matter:
An accidental death at an unsafe Airbnb rental raises questions about liability and safety standards for the company  —  Living and Dying on Airbnb  —  My dad died in an Airbnb rental, and he's not the only one.  What can the company do to improve safety?  —  he rope swing looked inviting.
Agence France-Presse:
Belgian court orders Facebook to stop tracking non-registered users within 48 hours, or risk a fine of $269K a day; company says it will appeal  —  Belgian court gives Facebook 48 hours to stop tracking Internet users  —  A Belgian court on Monday gave Facebook 48 hours to stop tracking Internet users …
Steve Ragan / CSO:
Comcast resets nearly 200,000 passwords after customer list goes on sale  —  Dark Web market ad offering Comcast accounts in bulk  —  Over the weekend, a reader (@flanvel) directed Salted Hash to a post on a Dark Web marketplace selling a number of questionable, if not outright illegal goods.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Sources: Yahoo hires McKinsey to help with reorg; Mayer's demand for a commitment to stay for 3 to 5 years was a reason for several recent exec departures  —  Yahoo Hires McKinsey to Mull Reorg, as Mayer Demands Exec Pledge to Stay  —  According to several people close to the situation …
Jeff Benjamin / iDownloadBlog.com:
Siri gains Apple Music support on Apple TV, now can search and play music on latest beta  —  Siri has apparently gained some new functionality for Apple TV, at least on the tvOS 9.1 beta.  You can now direct the remote assistant to play any song or album directly from Apple Music, even if the song or album isn't in your library.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Twitch finally adds two-factor authentication to boost livestreaming platform's security  —  Livestreaming platform Twitch has taken steps to further secure its service.  The company announced that it has partnered with Authy to provide two-factor authentication to its user accounts.

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