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October 3, 2014, 1:30 PM

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John Paczkowski / Re/code:
Apple to hold event for iPads, iMacs and Yosemite on October 16  —  Code/red: Apple to Hold iPad Event on October 16  —  // HAPPENING TODAY  — JPMorgan Chase continues to vigilantly monitor its, cough, “situation.”  — The Evernote Conference.  — Tom and Jerry's new racism warning on Amazon Prime.
Reuters:
Facebook plotting first steps in healthcare: support communities for ailments and preventative care apps  —  Exclusive: Facebook plots first steps into healthcare  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention.
Jayadevan PK / The Economic Times:
Google is developing a WhatsApp-like standalone messaging app likely to launch in 2015, targeting India and other emerging markets  —  Google planning to launch own mobile messaging app similar to WhatsApp  —  BANGALORE: After losing WhatsApp to Facebook in a multibillion dollar acquisition bid …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple Asks the Music Labels for a Price Cut on Streaming Subscriptions  —  There are lots of music subscription services that let people listen to all the songs they want for $10 a month.  —  Apple thinks that price is too high.  —  Sources say Apple is talking to the big music labels …
Jim Travers / Consumer Reports Online:
Apple's CarPlay reviewed on Pioneer aftermarket receiver: simple menus, easy navigation, and excellent Siri voice command integration  —  Installing Apple CarPlay and taking it for spin  —  Pioneer aftermarket unit is first with iPhone interface  —  Apple iOS fans anxiously awaiting CarPlay can stop holding their breath.
More: EFTM and MacRumors
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
New data suggests FBI may be lying about how it located Silk Road's server and IP address  —  Silk Road Lawyers Poke Holes in FBI's Story  —  New court documents released this week by the U.S. government in its case against the alleged ringleader of the Silk Road online black market …
New York Times:
JPMorgan says data breach affected 76M households, 7M small businesses  —  Cyberattack Against JPMorgan Chase Affects 76 Million Households  —  A cyberattack this summer on JPMorgan Chase compromised the accounts of 76 million households and seven million small businesses …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Security researchers publicly release code to Github for “practically unpatchable” exploit BadUSB  —  The Unpatchable Malware That Infects USBs Is Now on the Loose  —  It's been just two months since researcher Karsten Nohl demonstrated an attack he called BadUSB to a standing-room …
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 …
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU Commission clears Facebook's $19 billion bid for WhatsApp  —  (Reuters) - European Union antitrust regulators approved on Friday a $19 billion offer by Facebook, the world's most popular social network, for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp.  —  The landmark deal is the largest …
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
Marriott to pay $600K settlement for FCC complaint about jamming guest hotspots  —  Marriott Settles FCC Complaint About Blocking Rival Wi-Fi Networks  —  Marriott International agreed to pay $600,000 to settle a federal complaint that it illegally blocked rival Wi-Fi networks at a Nashville resort …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
iOS 8 Translator Keyboard Introduces Easy Access Language Translation Capabilities  —  With iOS 8 bringing support for system wide third-party keyboards for the first time, developers have been coming up with creative ways to introduce new functionality to the keyboard, beyond simply making it quicker to type.
More: 9to5Mac, BGR and TechCrunch
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 …
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 …

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