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October 3, 2014, 12:00 AM

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New York Times:
JPMorgan says data breach affected 76M households, 7M small businesses  —  Hackers' Attack on JPMorgan Chase Affects Millions  —  A cyberattack this summer on JPMorgan Chase compromised the accounts of 76 million households and seven million small businesses, a tally that dwarfs previous estimates …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Roku players will soon support Android, Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 screen mirroring  —  Own a Roku 3 or Roku Streaming Stick?  You'll soon be able to mirror the screen from your Android, Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices.  —  The feature is rolling out in beta today for select Android …
Ian Hardy / BetaKit:
Scribble Technologies raises $12 million, plans to ‘open new international offices and make strategic acquisitions’  —  Coming off its recent acquisition of CoveritLive, Scribble Technologies has received a $12 million Series C investment led by WIN (Waterloo Innovation Network) Fund.
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 …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Bing: No Plans To Give Ranking Boost For HTTPS  —  At Search Marketing Expo, Bing's Vincent Wehren, the Lead Program Manager for Bing Webmaster Tools, said they have no plans on ever giving a ranking boost to websites that switch to HTTPS.  —  In August, Google began giving sites that use HTTPS …
William Maclean / Reuters:
Dubai detectives to get Google Glass with facial recognition tech developed by local police  —  Dubai detectives to get Google Glass to fight crime  —  (Reuters) - Dubai police plan to issue detectives with Google Glass hands-free eyewear to help them fight crime using facial recognition technology …
More: 9to5Google and Mashable
ZDNet:
Samsung to start producing Apple's 14nm A9 processors by year end  —  Samsung expects sales boost from Apple chip deal  —  Summary: Samsung's chip boss said supplying its 14-nanometre FinFet chips to Apple will boost its financials greatly, reports ZDNet Korea's Cho Mu-hyun.

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