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November 26, 2013, 10:05 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.
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 …
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 …
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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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.
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 …
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.
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.
Sarah Sloat / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Workers in Germany Strike  —  Services Union Ver.di Says 1,000 Workers Participate  —  Nearly a thousand Amazon.com Inc. employees on Monday participated in strikes at two of the e-commerce giant's German sites and services union Ver.di threatened further action as the year's busiest shopping season begins.
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.
Fortune:
Exclusive: Flipboard raising another $50 million  —  Flipboard said in September that it had raised $50 million.  That was only half the story.  —  FORTUNE — Social news app Flipboard is in final negotiations to raise $50 million in new venture capital funding, Fortune has learned.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Twitter Streamlines Its ‘Age Gate’ Process To Make Ads More Attractive To Adult Brands  —  Twitter introduced ‘age gate’ screening over a year ago in order to make the platform more legally sound for ‘adult’ brands like liquor and beer vendors.  Today, it's streamlined the process …

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