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October 26, 2013, 11:30 PM

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Jim Newell / Guardian:
Thousands gather in Washington for anti-NSA ‘Stop Watching Us’ rally  —  Statement from whistleblower Edward Snowden read to crowd featuring groups from left and right of political spectrum  —  Thousands gathered by the Capitol reflection pool in Washington on Saturday to march, chant …
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Social sharing service Buffer has been hacked, pauses all shares temporarily  —  Users of Buffer — the tool that allows you to schedule your social media across timezones — may need to remove the app after Buffer was hacked today and the service began spreading scam links.
John McCrank / Reuters:
Exclusive: Aiming to avoid Facebook chaos, NYSE runs Twitter IPO test  —  (Reuters) - The New York Stock Exchange on Saturday did a test run of Twitter's highly anticipated market debut, as it seeks to avoid the types of problems that plagued Facebook's initial public offering on rival Nasdaq.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Next on Deck for Snapchat and Pinterest: Some Sales Help?  —  Earlier this week, AllThingsD broke the news of two major fundings of a pair of hot startups: Scrapbooking service Pinterest and messaging service Snapchat.  —  Pinterest's round of $225 million at a $3.8 billion valuation …
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Thomas Gryta / Digits:
AT&T's Plan Revamp Signals the End of Voice Minutes  —  The days of worrying about minutes ticking away on your cell phone plan are nearly gone.  —  As of today, AT&T is dropping the availability of its old plans for new smartphone subscribers, and all of the remaining plans include unlimited calling …
John Knefel / Rolling Stone:
Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters  —  Promotional materials for private spy companies show that mass surveillance technology is being sold to police departments as a way to monitor dissent  —  The documents leaked to media outlets by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden …
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
Amazon Publishing reportedly retreating in NYC.  Thank (or blame) Barnes & Noble  —  When Amazon Publishing launched its general trade imprint in New York in 2011, the goal was to go head-to-head with the big traditional publishers here.  The company announced in May of that year …

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