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November 12, 2014, 12:50 PM

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Washington Post:
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler signals split with Obama on net neutrality: “I am an independent agency”  —  The FCC weighs breaking with Obama over the future of the Internet  —  President Barack Obama shakes hands with then-nominee for Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
AT&T chief: Net neutrality qualms could crimp our fiber plans  —  CEO Randall Stephenson weighs in on President Obama's call for tighter rules on broadband providers, plus AT&T's big bet on Mexico.  —  AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson warned that he could hold off on many of his company's capital …
David L. Cohen / Comcast Voices:
Reuters:
Top Yahoo shareholders, unhappy with Marissa Mayer, make direct plea to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong to explore merger  —  Exclusive: Some unhappy Yahoo investors asking AOL for rescue  —  (Reuters) - At least two top-10 Yahoo Inc shareholders are so unhappy with Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's turnaround efforts …
Mary Madden / Pew Internet:
91% of US adults say consumers have lost control over how their personal info is collected and used by companies  —  Public Perceptions of Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era  —  Summary of Findings  —  Privacy evokes a constellation of concepts for Americans …
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Google's ad server suffers global failure, causing millions of ads to disappear from web  —  An unusual glitch struck Google's ad serving tool on Wednesday morning, causing blanks spaces to appear in place of advertisements on websites like BuzzFeed, Time, Forbes and VentureBeat.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Beats Debuts $300 Solo2 Wireless Headphones, First New Product Since Apple Deal Closed  —  Beats by Dre is launching a new pair of headphones today, a Bluetooth-powered wireless version of the Solo2 headset it introduced back in June this year.  The wireless edition was tipped by an FCC document last week …
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Microsoft posts critical patch for huge Windows vulnerability that affects all modern machines  —  Remember Heartbleed?  You know, the exploit in SSL that was so bad it got its own brand?  Microsoft may have an issue of similar scale on its hands with a critical patch issued via Windows Update today.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Stuxnet worm infected high-profile targets before hitting Iran nukes  —  List of “patients zero” shows cyber weapon broke into—not out of—Natanz.  —  The Stuxnet computer worm that attacked Iran's nuclear development program was first seeded to a handful of carefully selected targets …
 

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