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November 6, 2014, 11:50 PM

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Microsoft launches new free Office apps on iPhone and iPad, preview of Office for Android tablets  —  Bringing Office to everyone  —  Today is the next step in bringing Office to everyone and on every device with the start of Office for Android tablet preview, new Office for iPhone apps, updated Office for iPad apps and more.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Silk Road 2.0 seized by FBI, DHS, Europol; alleged operator Blake Benthall arrested in SF, charged with narcotics trafficking, money laundering, hacking  —  Feds Seize Silk Road 2 in Major Dark Web Drug Bust  —  A year after the Silk Road 2 came online promising to revive …
Danny Yadron / Wall Street Journal:
Apple says it's blocking 467 WireLurker-infected apps from launching on Mac computers  —  Apple Blocks Chinese iPhone Hacks  —  Apple has blocked newly discovered apps meant to help prying eyes spy on Chinese iPhone users.  —  The software is hidden in downloads available from a Chinese app store for Mac computers.
Jonathan Zdziarski / Jonathan Zdziarski's Domain:
WireLurker not as great a threat as the potential for weaponizing its underlying technique  —  What You Need to Know About WireLurker  —  Mobile Security company Palo Alto Networks has released a new white paper titled WireLurker: A New Era in iOS and OS X Malware.
Shelly Banjo / Wall Street Journal:
Home Depot reports hackers accessed 53M email addresses via stolen vendor username/password  —  Home Depot Hackers Exposed 53 Million Email Addresses  —  Hackers Used Password Stolen From Vendor to Gain Access to Retailer's Systems  —  The hackers behind the massive credit card breach …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Amazon Echo Is A $199 Connected Speaker Packing An Always-On Siri-Style Assistant  —  Amazon has a new product that doesn't really have any current equivalent form any other tech company - a connected speaker called Echo that's always-on, listening for commands that its virtual assistant …
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Aereo imposes large layoffs, but streaming TV service is not shutting down  —  There's more trouble for Aereo, which laid off the majority of its staff this week.  The internet TV service will continue operations for now.  —  Aereo's bad year just got worse.
Facebook:
Q&A with Mark Zuckerberg: on Messenger, building new things, organic reach, and why he wears the same shirt every day  —  Q&A with Mark  —  Today Mark Zuckerberg took part in his first public Q&A. Watch the full video here.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Former Zynga CEO Mark Pincus starts self-funded company Superlabs to begin work on two startup ideas  —  The Pincubator?  Former Zynga CEO Mark Pincus Starts a Startup Factory.  —  Mark Pincus, the founder of Zynga who stepped down as its CEO amid troubles at the online gaming company …
Simon Phipps / InfoWorld:
Joyent, Canonical open-source container technologies Manta, SmartDataCenter to take on Docker  —  Joyent open-sources its core technology  —  Cloud pioneer Joyent throws down the gauntlet to the bloated world of OpenStack with fresh open source releases  —  Not all the action is happening at the OpenStack Summit in Paris.
More: Joyeur, The New Stack and GitHubThanks:@jenholmes
Larry Seltzer / ZDNet:
Microsoft releases free Antimalware for Azure  —  Summary: The service, using the same engine and signatures as Microsoft's other offerings, is now available to most Azure virtual machines.  The software is free, but use of it may cost money.  —  Microsoft has released Microsoft Antimalware …
Tim-o-tato / Droid Life:
LG G Watch R Now Available on Google Play for $299.99  —  Google has made the G Watch R from LG available through Google Play this morning, priced at $299.99.  LG's next Android Wear-powered smartwatch features a full circle display, as well as a Snapdragon 400 processor.
David Kravets / Ars Technica:
Cindy Cohn, digital rights freedom fighter, named EFF executive director  —  Lawyer who fought for cryptography and human digital rights taking EFF helm.  —  Cindy Cohn, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's legal director at the forefront of trying to dismantle the National Security Agency's …
Blaire Mattson / The Dropbox Blog:
Dropbox employee demographics: 55.9% white, 30.8% Asian, 4.8% declined to state, 3.9% 2+ races, 3.7% Hispanic, 1% black in US; globally 66% male  —  Strengthening Dropbox through diversity  —  We want to be a company where Dropboxers from any background can build a career they love.

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