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October 14, 2014, 11:10 PM

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Bodo Möller / Google Online Security Blog:
Google discloses SSL 3.0 vulnerability POODLE, recommends clients and servers support TLS_FALLBACK_SCSV to prevent protocol downgrade attacks, says Chrome does  —  This POODLE bites: exploiting the SSL 3.0 fallback  —  Today we are publishing details of a vulnerability in the design of SSL version 3.0.
Richard Barnes / Mozilla Security Blog:
Firefox will disable SSL 3.0 in version 34, to be released Nov. 25  —  The POODLE Attack and the End of SSL 3.0  —  Summary  —  SSL version 3.0 is no longer secure.  Browsers and websites need to turn off SSLv3 and use more modern security protocols as soon as possible, in order to avoid compromising users' private information.
More: Gigaom, InfoQ and Neowin
Sunil Paul / Sidecar:
Sidecar to legally operate at San Francisco Airport, will begin within 30 days  —  Sidecar and SFO Reach Milestone Agreement  —  Today, we're proud to announce a milestone agreement with San Francisco International Airport (SFO) that allows Sidecar to legally operate at the airport.
Danielle Friedman / NBC News:
Facebook and Apple to cover up to $20K in egg-freezing treatments for female employees  —  Facebook and Apple Now Pay for Women to Freeze Eggs  —  While techniques and success rates are improving, there's no guarantee the procedure will lead to a baby down the road.
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
GT Advanced was not meeting Apple's deadlines as early as February; CEO, COO set plans to sell stock shortly after  —  Second Executive of Apple Supplier Sold Shares After Trouble Surfaced  —  An executive from bankrupt Apple supplier GT Advanced Technologies who oversaw …
New York Times:
Ireland to Phase Out Tax Break Used by Technology Firms  —  LONDON — After years of debate over tax breaks that have helped lure big multinational corporations to Ireland, the Irish government said Tuesday that it would phase out a measure used by technology companies including Google to reduce their bills.
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
A First Look Deep Inside Amazon Game Studios  —  To trace the beginnings of Amazon's interest in the game business, you need to go back a long way—at least to the holiday season of 1999.  That's when the company, best known at the time as “Earth's largest bookstore,” began offering video games …
Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire:
Microsoft fixes vulnerability used in ‘Sandworm Team’ attacks … What do NATO, the Ukraine and European telecom companies all have in common?  They've all been targeted by a hacking group using an undisclosed vulnerability in Windows that Microsoft patched today.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
SoftBank Snaps Up Global Video Site DramaFever To Increase Its Entertainment Focus  —  Fresh from announcing a $250 million joint venture with media giant Legendary, SoftBank is increasing its focus on entertainment with an undisclosed deal to buy DramaFever, a five-year-old startup that streams global TV shows and movies online.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Intel Reports Better-Than-Expected Q3 Revenue Of $14.55B On Strength Of Recovering PC Market  —  Following the bell, Intel reported its third quarter financial performance, including revenue of $14.55 billion and earnings per share of $0.66.  Analysts and the street had expected that Intel …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
24 Percent of Millennials Say They're Not Paying for TV  —  If you're a TV programmer, you're very worried about the recent erosion in TV ratings, which have hit networks across the board this year.  The best-case scenario: People are still watching your shows, but they're watching them in ways …
Lizette Chapman / Wall Street Journal:
Checkr Raises $9 Million Led by Accel for New-Hire Background Checks … Checkr Inc., a startup that expedites background checks on new hires and delivers them in bulk to businesses, has secured $9 million to expand.  —  The company wants to overhaul what has been a time-consuming process …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
SAP Cloud Apps Will Now Run on IBM's SoftLayer  —  German business software company SAP and computing giant IBM are teaming up in the cloud.  SAP says it has tapped IBM's SoftLayer service to run its suite of cloud-ready business applications.  —  The plan calls for SAP to let its customers run …

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