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October 18, 2014, 12:15 PM

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Snapchat:
Snapchat will show one untargeted ad in “Recent Updates” of US users this weekend, says it would be “totally rude” to put ads in personal communications  —  Advertising on Snapchat  —  This weekend we're placing an advertisement in “Recent Updates” for Snapchatters in the United States.
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
FBI director: Tech companies should be required to make devices wiretap-friendly  —  FBI Director James B. Comey on Thursday called for the law to be changed to require technology companies to provide investigators with a way to gain access to encrypted communications, warning that without reform …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Flickr launches iPad app exclusively for iOS 8  —  Flickr finally launches for iPad  —  Good news for Flickr users today - the Yahoo-owned photo-storage and sharing app has finally been optimized for iPad, though it will only work for those running iOS 8.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Inside Pinterest: The Coming Ad Colossus That Could Dwarf Twitter And Facebook  —  The Cannes Lions advertising festival has become as big among the Madison Avenue crowd as the Riviera town's iconic film event is for Hollywood.  So as Steve Stoute nursed a drink with a friend …
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Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
Google stops taking Nexus Player preorders in US Play Store due to lack of FCC certification  —  Google's Nexus Player Hasn't Passed FCC Certification Yet, ‘Out Of Inventory’ On The US Play Store  —  Today was an extremely exciting day for Android fans.  Besides brand new Lollipop preview images coming …
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Cops Need a Warrant to Grab Your Cell Tower Data, Florida Court Rules  —  Americans may have a Florida drug dealer to thank for expanding our right to privacy.  —  Police departments around the country have been collecting phone metadata from telecoms and using a sophisticated spy tool …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Samsung now offering 11.6-inch Chromebook 2 with Intel Celeron processor, 2GB RAM for $250  —  Samsung's Chromebook 2 can now be purchased with Intel inside for $250  —  When Samsung released its Chromebook 2 earlier this year, it shipped with the company's own Exynos 5 Octa chipset.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Bose headphones and speakers no longer available from Apple Online Store  —  It was reported last week that Apple would soon stop selling Bose headphones and speakers at its Apple Store locations.  Previously, a variety of Bose headphones and speakers were demoed at each Apple Store location and available for purchase there and online.
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Google's VP of engineering for Android is now also overseeing Chrome OS's engineering team, pointing to a possible convergence of the OSes  —  Executive Change Is Latest Hint of Chrome-Android Marriage  —  A management shift inside Google points to the possibility that the company's two operating systems will come together.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tumblr launches a free, Yosemite-exclusive desktop app, available in the Mac App Store  —  Tumblr Debuts Its First Desktop App On The Mac App Store  —  On the heels of the release of Apple's new Mac OS, OS X Yosemite, blogging platform Tumblr has just rolled out its first official desktop application …

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