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November 18, 2015, 6:45 PM

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Dan Froomkin / The Intercept:
Unencrypted smartphone likely used by Paris attacker reveals messages were sent in the clear over SMS  —  Signs Point to Unencrypted Communications Between Terror Suspects  —  In the wake of the Paris attack, intelligence officials and sympathizers upset by the Edward Snowden leaks …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Telegram cracked down on 78 ISIS-related channels in 12 languages this week  —  Encrypted messaging app Telegram announced today that it has shut down access to several public channels that people have used to communicate about ISIS.  The news comes after days after the terrorist group waged attacks …
Josh Meyer / NBC News:
ISIS has a 24-hour help desk to help members recruit jihadists and use encryption to avoid detection by law enforcement  —  ISIS Has Help Desk for Terrorists Staffed Around the Clock  —  NBC News has learned that ISIS is using a web-savvy new tactic to expand its global operational footprint …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Charlotte Edwardes / London Evening Standard:
Tinder CEO Sean Rad, in an interview on the eve of Match Group's IPO, wanders into very awkward territory  —  Tinder?  I'm an addict, says hook-up app's co-creator and CEO Sean Rad  —  Sean Rad's hook-up app has revolutionised the global dating scene.  Here, the reinstated CEO talks …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google search on Android starts surfacing app content without matching web content, streams apps from the cloud if they're not installed on your phone  —  Google Search Now Surfaces App-Only Content, Streams Apps From The Cloud When Not Installed On Your Phone
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft's Connect developer event: Visual Studio now supports debugging Linux apps; Visual Studio Code is now open source; Android emulator coming soon to Mac  —  Visual Studio now supports debugging Linux apps; Code editor now open source  —  Microsoft doubles down on cross-platform software development.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Naomi Gleit / Facebook:
Facebook launches new tools for nonprofits: Fundraisers, a dedicated place for specific campaigns, and new Donate button to add to Pages and posts  —  Introducing New Tools for Nonprofits  —  With more than 150 million people around the world connected to a cause, Facebook is a global community …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Instagram shuts down its feed API, announces app review process beginning December 3  —  Instagram cracks down on third-party apps after password thefts  —  Third-party Instagram developers just got some very bad news.  Today, the service announced major revisions to its API policy …
Tanya Lewis / Business Insider:
Andreessen Horowitz has raised $200M for a new fund for health software startups, focusing on digital therapeutics, cloud biology, and computational medicine  —  A top Silicon Valley VC firm is investing $200M in health software startups  —  Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen wrote in 2011 that “software is eating the world.”

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