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October 14, 2014, 1:50 AM

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Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Pastebin post claims 7M Dropbox accounts compromised, includes “teaser” with hundreds of username/password combos  —  [Update] Hundreds of Dropbox passwords leaked online but Dropbox denies it was hacked  —  A thread surfaced on Reddit today that contained links …
John Paczkowski / Re/code:
No Retina MacBook Air at Thursday Apple Event  —  // HAPPENING TODAY  — Salesforce.com's Dreamforce conference kicks off in San Francisco.  — The November issue of Vogue China hits newsstands with Apple's iWatch on its cover.  —  Retina MacBook Air Rumors to Continue for Foreseeable Future
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
More Second-Generation iPad Air Part Leaks Point to A8X Chip, 2GB RAM, 16GB Storage Option  —  A fairly clear image of what is said to be the logic board for the second-generation iPad Air suggests that the device will indeed come with an A8X chip, as hinted at in earlier images shared over the weekend.
Joe Belfiore / Blogging Windows:
Microsoft touts 1M registrations for Windows Insider Program to test Windows 10, cites solid usage and 64% installations on PCs, not VMs  —  Checking in on the Windows Insider Program  —  It's been awesome to see so many of you joining the Windows Insider Program and letting us …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Anonabox, a $45 open-source device running Tor for your router, launches on Kickstarter  —  With This Tiny Box, You Can Anonymize Everything You Do Online  —  No tool in existence protects your anonymity on the Web better than the software Tor, which encrypts Internet traffic and bounces it through random computers around the world.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Mailbox email app for Mac opens beta to all users  —  Anyone can now test out Mailbox for OS X. The Dropbox-owned email app has done away with its waitlist and is now letting all comers try Mailbox on the desktop.  We took a first look at Mailbox's move to Mac in August and came away impressed.
Apple:
iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Arrive in 36 More Countries and Territories This Month  —  Apple's Fastest-Ever iPhone Rollout Includes India, Mexico, South Korea & Thailand  —  Apple® today announced that iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history …
Eric Calouro / NEWSBTC:
Dorian Nakamoto seeking donations for legal fight against Newsweek, will accept bitcoins  —  Man Pegged By Newsweek as Satoshi Nakamoto Plans Legal Action  —  Story Highlights  — Dorian Nakamoto planning lawsuit against Newsweek  — Chicago Sun-Times Reportedly Aims to Test Bitcoin Paywall February 1st 14.Jan
Ben Popper / The Verge:
App developer: Snapchat's unofficial API is easy to reverse-engineer, still has numerous security flaws  —  Is Snapchat's unofficial API just too easy to hack?  —  Last Friday, tens of thousands of pictures pulled off a third-party Snapchat app began circulating on the internet …
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Tricia Duryee / GeekWire:
Amazon slated to open pop-up retail store in upscale San Francisco mall  —  Amazon is set to open a retail store in San Francisco as early as next week, according to a source familiar with the deal.  The store will be located at Westfield San Francisco Centre, a mall located in the heart …
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