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October 7, 2014, 12:00 PM

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Chris Hamby / BuzzFeed:
DOJ in court filing asserts a DEA agent had the right to impersonate a woman on Facebook without her consent  —  Government Set Up A Fake Facebook Page In This Woman's Name  —  The Justice Department is claiming, in a little-noticed court filing, that a federal agent had the right …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
iOS 8 Adoption Stagnates Just Two and a Half Weeks After Launch  —  After almost three weeks of availability, Apple's iOS 8 operating system is now installed on 47 percent of devices, according to new numbers posted on Apple's App Store support page for developers.
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.
Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom:
Docker acquires testing-centric startup Koality as it continues to build out its paid services  —  Fresh off a recent $40 million funding round, cloud darling Docker just bought a small startup that the company feels fits in nicely with its focus on making application development easier with containers.
Colin Neagle / Network World:
Secret ad beacon network uncovered, shut down in New York City  —  For almost a year, a company called Titan has operated a network of advertising beacons, devices that are capable of identifying nearby smartphones and which are often used to push advertisements and information to them …
Loek Essers / PC World:
European Commission suspects Amazon has received illegal state aid  —  Amazon.com may have received illegal state aid from tax authorities in Luxembourg, where the company has a subsidiary that records most of its European profit, according to the European Commission.
Tim Fernholz / Quartz:
Despite huge investments by VCs in bitcoin startups, transaction volumes haven't surged in the 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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Lays Off 400 Employees In India  —  Just ahead of its Q3 earnings, Yahoo is laying people off in its international business.  Specifically, it is downsizing its software development center in Bangalore, India.  We understand that 400 people, mainly working in product engineering, have been affected.
Stephen Lawson / PC World:
VCE rolls out an all-in-one system with EMC's all-flash XtremIO array  —  VCE is expanding its line of all-in-one cloud systems, adding one with all-flash storage and offering more options for enterprises that want an easier path to the cloud.  —  The company, formed by Cisco and EMC …
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
Teamsters seeking to unionize Facebook shuttle bus drivers, hope to move on to Google and Apple next  —  Facebook's Bus Drivers Seek Union  —  They shuttle highly paid Facebook employees to and from the company's headquarters in Silicon Valley, yet many say their pay is so low that they can't afford to live in the area.

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