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October 21, 2013, 1:50 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
OS X Mavericks may arrive this week, plus rounding up expectations for Tuesday's Apple event  —  Tune in Oct. 22 for new iPads, Mac Pro details, MacBook Pros, and Mavericks  —  Apple's next event is upon us, and it's likely to be action-packed.  As Apple says: it has “a lot to cover.”
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple silently updates OS X Mavericks Golden Master to new version  —  This weekend, Apple seems to have updated the OS X Mavericks Golden Master (GM) version to a new build.  The new build is 13A603 while the original GM seed was 13A598.  It's not common for Apple to change the GM build for a Mac OS, but it is not without precedent.
Spiegel Online:
NSA Hacked Email Account of Mexican President  —  The NSA has been systematically eavesdropping on the Mexican government for years.  It hacked into the president's public email account and gained deep insight into policymaking and the political system.  The news is likely to hurt ties between the US and Mexico.
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Selling gold: Apple debuts its first iPhone 5S TV spot  —  Just a few days after Apple rolled out its first print ads for the iPhone 5S on the back of several magazines, the company has debuted the first TV commercial for its flagship device during a football broadcast on FOX.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
GarageBand for iOS 7 to Become Free with In-App Purchases as Apple Reveals Full Set of New iLife and iWork Icons  —  Ahead of Tuesday's media event, Apple has revised its Built-in Apps page for the iPhone 5s to reveal the full set of new iOS 7-themed icons for the six iLife and iWork apps offered for iOS.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Experian Sold Consumer Data to ID Theft Service  —  An identity theft service that sold Social Security and drivers license numbers — as well as bank account and credit card data on millions of Americans — purchased much of its data from Experian, one of the three major credit bureaus …
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