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November 26, 2013, 11:30 AM

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Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Jury: Newegg infringes Spangenberg patent, must pay $2.3 million  —  Determined lawyers, and the father of modern crypto, couldn't stop TQP patent.  —  MARSHALL, TX—Newegg, an online retailer that has made a name for itself fighting the non-practicing patent holders sometimes called …
New York Times:
Internet backbone giant Level 3 suspected of giving NSA access to Google and Yahoo users' data  —  N.S.A. May Have Hit Internet Companies at a Weak Spot  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The recent revelation that the National Security Agency was able to eavesdrop on the communications of Google …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Google confirms RAW photo support and burst mode coming to Android  —  Click!  Google rebuilds Android camera base for better photos  —  Want a better camera on your Android device?  Google does, too.  —  For that reason, the company has overhauled the mobile OS's plumbing.
Steven Musil / CNET:
Judge denies Samsung motion to stay Apple patent damages trial  —  Korean electronics giant sought halt to proceedings so that the Patent Office could examine a key patent's validity.  —  A federal judge has denied Samsung's emergency motion to stay a patent infringement damages trial while the validity of a key patent is re-examined.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Confirms That “Excessive Profanity” In Xbox Upload Studio Videos Can Cost You Account Privileges  —  Reports have surfaced over the past 24 hours that Xbox users are losing their Xbox Live account privileges after uploading profanity-laced videos.  Xbox One customers complained …
Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Julian Assange unlikely to face U.S. charges over publishing classified documents  —  The Justice Department has all but concluded it will not bring charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for publishing classified documents because government lawyers said they could not do so without …
Brian X. Chen / NYT Bits:
For Apple, 3-D Sensors Have Potential Beyond TV  —  Apple over the weekend confirmed its acquisition of PrimeSense, a 3-D sensor company that could help Apple unlock new applications for devices in the living room and beyond.  —  The acquisition has fueled speculation that Apple will develop …
Robin Turner / walesonline:
Amazon hits back over Panorama claims about working conditions at Swansea warehouse  —  A BBC Panorama undercover investigation claims workers at Amazon's Swansea base have to walk up to 11 miles a shift  —  Online retail giant Amazon has defended itself against BBC Panorama claims …
Reuters:
German watchdog ends Amazon probe after pricing concession  —  (Reuters) - Germany's antitrust watchdog has dropped an investigation into Amazon after the world's biggest Internet retailer agreed to stop forcing third-party merchants to offer their cheapest price when selling products on its platform.
Bloomberg:
Intel Said Asking $500 Million for Streaming Pay-TV Unit  —  Intel Corp. (INTC) is asking about $500 million for OnCue, the online pay-TV service that the world's largest chipmaker developed before dialing back its ambitions, according to people with knowledge of the process.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Kim Dotcom Links €20,000 Wikileaks Donation to Megaupload Raid  —  Few people would disagree that Kim Dotcom is a fascinating man.  After his file-sharing service Megaupload was raided early 2012, Kim Dotcom became an instant Internet celebrity.  —  The success and controversy surrounding …
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Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:
Android KitKat begins rolling out to Google Play editions of Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One  —  Google has announced that from today onwards, the Google Play editions of Samsung's Galaxy S4 and the HTC One are getting updated to Android 4.4, as noted by Android Police.
Jon Southurst / CoinDesk:
Bitcoin Payment Processor BIPS Attacked, Over $1m Stolen  —  Europe's primary bitcoin payment processor for merchants and free online wallet service, BIPS, was the target of a major DDoS attack and subsequent theft in the past few days that saw 1,295 BTC (just over $1m on CoinDesk's BPI) stolen.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Canalys: Half Of All PCs Shipped in 2014 Will Be Tablets; Android 65%, Apple 30%  —  The growth of tablet sales has been outstripping that of more traditional desktop and laptop personal computers for a while, and now it looks like we are finally approaching the tablet/PC tipping point …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
U-Verse dropping Xbox 360 receiver support after December 31st  —  We hope you weren't bent on using the Xbox 360 as a U-Verse TV receiver.  AT&T is now telling customers that it will drop IPTV support for Microsoft's older console after December 31st, leaving viewers with little choice but to use a conventional set-top box.
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Spies worry over “doomsday” cache stashed by ex-NSA contractor Snowden  —  (Reuters) - British and U.S. intelligence officials say they are worried about a “doomsday” cache of highly classified, heavily encrypted material they believe former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has stored on a data cloud.

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