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October 7, 2014, 6:35 AM

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Dennis Fisher / Threatpost:
Insider breach at AT&T compromises Social Security and drivers' license numbers; company offers credit monitoring to those affected  —  AT&T Hit By Insider Breach  —  AT&T is warning consumers about a data breach involving an insider who illegally accessed the personal information of an unspecified number of users.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Samsung warns Q3 profit could fall 60% from last year amid competition from cheap Androids and new, large screen iPhones  —  Samsung Warns Another Disappointing Earnings Report Is Coming  —  Samsung warned Monday night that its third-quarter earnings will be weaker than expected.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Uber Hires Former Lyft COO VanderZanden to Spur International Growth  —  Will the ongoing Spy vs. Spy war between San Francisco ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber ever end?  —  Not today it won't, with Uber hiring recently departed Lyft COO Travis VanderZanden to head a new unit that will focus on international growth.
Tim Fernholz / Quartz:
Despite huge investments in bitcoin startups, transaction volumes haven't surged in last year  —  Falling prices aren't the real reason to worry about bitcoin  —  People are starting to notice: The bad boy of the digital currency world is losing its mojo.
Brad Stone / Businessweek:
Washington Post working on curated news app for the new 8.9" Kindle Fire launching this fall; app will come to other tablets eventually  —  Jeff Bezos's New Plan for News: The Washington Post Becomes an Amazon Product  —  Jeff Bezos wants to turn the Washington Post into a national publication …
HP:
HP's split into two publicly traded companies called Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. expected to be completed by November 2015  —  HP To Separate Into Two New Industry-Leading Public Companies  —  Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will define the next generation of technology infrastructure …
Wall Street Journal:
Cade Metz / Wired:
Overstock.com Assembles Coders to Create a Bitcoin-Like Stock Market  —  Overstock.com is building software, based on the bitcoin digital currency, that could allow the big-name etailer to issue corporate stock over the internet, sidestepping traditional stock exchanges such as the NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange.
Zachary Davies Boren / The Independent:
Yahoo confirms its servers were breached via a Shellshock exploit, but says no user data was accessed  —  Shellshock: Romanian hackers are accessing Yahoo servers, claims security expert  —  Hackers are exploiting Yahoo's bash bug vulnerability, according to technology consultant Jonathan Hall
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Facebook names Joel Kaplan VP of Global Policy, as Marne Levin moves to Instagram as COO  —  Facebook taps D.C. office head to manage global policy  —  Facebook's D.C. office head, Joel Kaplan, will become the company's global VP of public policy.  (Photo by: Eric Thayer/Reuters)
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Adobe launches cloud-connected Capture & new Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, and Premiere iOS apps  —  Ahead of its annual MAX Conference kicking off today, Adobe has launched an entirely new suite of apps that are now available on the iPhone and iPad App Store.

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Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
Planned maintenance of our US Data Center: July 7th, 2018 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST  —  We have planned a network infrastructure upgrade on our primary data center in the USA on July 7th, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST.

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