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October 14, 2014, 6:45 AM

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Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Dropbox denies alleged 7M account hack, says expired logins were stolen from third-party services  —  [Update] Hundreds of Dropbox passwords leaked online but Dropbox denies it was hacked  —  A thread surfaced on Reddit today that contained links to files containing hundreds of usernames …
Anton Mityagin / The Dropbox Blog:
Dropbox wasn't hacked  —  Recent news articles claiming that Dropbox was hacked aren't true.  Your stuff is safe.  The usernames and passwords referenced in these articles were stolen from unrelated services, not Dropbox.  Attackers then used these stolen credentials to try to log in to sites across the internet, including Dropbox.
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:
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Loek Essers / PC World:
Europe to get €2.5 billion big data boost from Commission, industry  —  Big data is going to get a big boost from the European Union, which will match an industry consortium's €2 billion investment with €500 million of public money over the next five years.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google's Eric Schmidt: “Really, Our Biggest Search Competitor Is Amazon”  —  The attitudes of European policy makers toward Google seem to have hardened of late.  On various regulatory fronts, Google faces vocal critics and well-organized opposition.  Google's Eric Schmidt gave …
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
CNET:
Oculus working on Oculus Cinema software that simulates a movie theater experience  —  Virtual reality and the silver screen: A match made in heaven  —  Oculus is developing software for watching movies, and it's one of the best VR experiences out there.  —  Oculus's cinema app …
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:
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple Rising as Estimates Go Higher on iPhone 6 Cycle; China Pre-Sales Reportedly 20M  —  Shares of Apple (AAPL) are up 80 cents, or 0.8%%, at $101.53, on another wave this morning of bullish Street views on iPhone 6 shipments.  —  In the news, DigiTimes's Amy Fan and Alex Wolfgram report …

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