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October 5, 2016, 3:40 PM

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Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
US Justice Department confirms arrest of NSA contractor accused of stealing classified information  —  A government contractor has been arrested and charged with stealing highly classified information from the U.S. government, authorities announced Wednesday.
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Sources: Twitter board consulting advisers on how to deal with internal disagreement over possible sale, with Ev Williams in favor of and Dorsey against it  —  A few days before Twitter's Sept. 8 board meeting, as the company's finance team readied a presentation, it received conflicting directions on a crucial question.
New York Times:
Signal received federal subpoena with gag order earlier this year, demanding IP addresses, browsing histories, cookies, and more, but could hand over little  —  SAN FRANCISCO — It has been six months since the Justice Department backed off on demands that Apple help the F.B.I. break the security of a locked iPhone.
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Johnson & Johnson warns of vulnerability in 114K insulin pumps across USA and Canada that could cause overdose if exploited  —  Johnson & Johnson is telling patients that it has learned of a security vulnerability in one of its insulin pumps that a hacker could exploit to overdose diabetic patients …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Amazon rolls out Prime Reading, giving Prime members free access to more than 1,000 Kindle books and magazines  —  Amazon has unveiled the latest perk for Prime members in the U.S.: access to “over a thousand” Kindle books, comics, magazines, and more.  —  With Prime Reading …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
PlayStation VR review: a decently priced and comfortable headset with some good launch titles, but held back by its motion controllers  —  This was supposed to be the year virtual reality broke out.  The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the first two high-end consumer devices on the market …
Justin Yu / CNET:
Google confirms delayed Lenovo Phab2 Pro phone with Google Tango AR tech will be available in November for $499 in the US  —  Clay Bavor, head of VR and AR at Google, has confirmed the release date of the first phone with Google's depth-sensing 3D camera system.  —  2016 is set to be a very big year for Google phones.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Scratch testing suggests iPhone camera lens exterior may not be as hard as pure sapphire  —  Apple has been using sapphire on its iPhone camera lenses for a few years now since the launch of the iPhone 5S, but it might not be as scratch resistant as you'd expect.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
BuzzFeed attacked by hacker group OurMine after publishing story identifying a member; group alters articles, claimes to have seized database, threatens release  —  A number of BuzzFeed posts were vandalized by hackers this morning in apparent retaliation for a story that claimed to expose a member of their group.
Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
Shazam launches an iMessage app for easily identifying and sharing songs  —  Popular music-detecting app Shazam today rolled out an update that adds support for the service within Messages, so users can send new artist and song discoveries directly to friends and family members.
More: MacRumors
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Yahoo says the report that it built program to scan customers' incoming mail is “misleading”  —  @brianwomack , More stories by Brian Womack  —  Carefully worded statement calls Reuters article ‘misleading’  —  CEO Mayer is under increasing scrutiny ahead of Verizon deal
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