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October 7, 2014, 2:05 PM

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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Facebook Readies App Allowing Anonymity  —  Facebook has long attempted to be the place where, above all else, you try to be yourself.  —  Soon, Facebook will allow you to be yourself, but under a different name.  —  The company is working on a stand-alone mobile application that allows users …
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.
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.
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 …
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Highfive's $799 TV-connected device & service outfits conference rooms for easy video meetings  —  Highfive: A new device and cloud service that will fix your meetings and video conferences  —  Even with technological advances in other aspects of our lives, business meetings have remained frustratingly antiquated.
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.
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.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Opens Its Mobile Ad “Audience Network” To All Advertisers And Apps  —  After announcing its mobile ad network at f8 in April, Facebook today officially launched “Audience Network” and started letting any advertiser buy and any third-party app host ads powered by its targeting data.
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.

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