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October 2, 2014, 9:10 PM

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New York Times:
JPMorgan Chase Says More Than 76 Million Households Were Compromised in Cyberattack  —  A cyberattack this summer on JPMorgan Chase compromised more than 76 million household accounts and seven million small-business accounts, making it among the largest corporate hacks ever discovered.
Faryaab S. / SamMobile:
Early build of Android L with TouchWiz previewed on the Samsung Galaxy S5  —  Exclusive Preview: Android L on Samsung Galaxy S5  —  At Google I/O 2014, Google announced the next iteration of its Android operating system - Android L. As the operating system itself was still in early stages …
Yoni Heisler / TUAW:
An in-depth look at Apple Pay, and why it could be the safest way to make a credit card payment  —  Apple Pay: An in-depth look at what's behind the secure payment system  —  With Apple Pay slated to go live later this month, one can soon expect to see an avalanche of fear mongering from pundits who …
Michal Lev-Ram / Fortune:
Apple expands benefits for both part-time and full-time employees, including educational assistance, longer maternity leave  —  Apple unveils new perks to attract talent  —  Apple employees are getting a few new perks today (and no, it's not free iPhone 6s).
Sébastien Page / iDownloadBlog.com:
Apple launches tool to check Activation Lock status; lets you see if an iPhone/iPad is stolen  —  Apple releases tool to check the Activation Lock status of iOS devices  —  Apple recently released a tool that lets anyone check the Activation Lock status of iOS devices.
Logan Whiteside / CNNMoney.com:
Schmidt: Google's systems “far more secure and encrypted than anyone else, including Apple”  —  Google: Tim Cook is wrong about us  —  Apple got it wrong — Google is the safest place on the Web, the search giant's chairman says.  —  “We have always been the leader in security and encryption …
Owen Thomas / ReadWrite:
Apple's Health app is useless, dependent on other apps to gather data  —  Apple's Health App Is An Embarrassment  —  ReadWriteBody is an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self.  —  You know those super-awkward “before” shots with a fat guy holding …
Mark Sullivan / VentureBeat:
Evernote announces a new web client, unveils enterprise productivity platform ‘Work Chat’  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The connected note taking app company Evernote today announced that it has completely redesigned its web client for simplicity and creativity.  —  Previously, the web client …
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Intel responds to pressure from anti-feminist campaign #GamerGate, pulling ads from Gamasutra  —  Intel buckles to anti-feminist campaign by pulling ads from gaming site  —  #GamerGate supporters try to silence calls for video game equality  —  Intel has pulled an advertising campaign …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Celebrities Threaten Google With $100 Million Lawsuit for “Facilitating” Hacked Nude Photos  —  In a letter that rips Google for acting “like the NFL” and turning a blind eye, a lawyer representing celebrities warns of consequences  —  Marty Singer, representing over a dozen celebrities whose iCloud accounts …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
LG website referenced software development kit for an unannounced webOS SmartWatch  —  LG is working on a webOS SmartWatch  —  “LG SmartWatch gets more powerful with the new Web-centric platform”  —  The world's favorite abortive mobile operating system, webOS, refuses to go away quietly.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Design Firm Adaptive Path Acquired By Capital One  —  Adaptive Path, a San Francisco-based design and user experience consultancy, has been acquired by financial firm Capital One.  —  That's not the most obvious acquirer, but in his announcement, Adaptive Path co-founder …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Hulu makes peace with Apple's 30 percent cut, enables in-app billing in latest iPhone update  —  Hulu is giving Apple 30 percent of its Hulu Plus subscription fee for new users that sign up through the just-relaunched iPhone app.  The company's business model may help with this significant bounty.
Nick Statt / CNET:
Microsoft may have named it Windows 10 to maintain compatibility with app software from '90s  —  Is this why Microsoft named it Windows 10?  —  Seemingly everyone on the Net has a theory as to why Microsoft skipped the name “Windows 9” and jumped to 10.  Here's one explanation that actually makes sense.
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Waze announces Connected Citizens program to share data with local governments worldwide  —  Google's Waze announces government data exchange program with 10 initial partners  —  Waze today announced “Connected Citizens,” a new government partnership program that will see both parties exchange data …
More: Electronista and ZDNet
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Announces Stricter Guidelines For Research And Experiments On Its Users  —  After a study on whether emotional manipulation in the News Feed could make people sad turned into a PR disaster, Facebook has now set up a formal review process for pre-approving research on its users …

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