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November 13, 2014, 12:20 PM

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Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook makes new privacy policy 70% shorter, includes interactive Privacy Basics tutorials  —  Facebook Gives Its Privacy Policy a Makeover  —  Facebook simplified and shortened by two-thirds its description of how it uses data, responding to concerns that users didn't understand its policies.
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Facebook updates privacy policy, but users have little control over how their data is used to sell ads  —  Facebook Tries to Explain Its Privacy Settings But Advertising Still Rules  —  The social network will give users simpler explanations and animated tutorials on major privacy features.
More: The Awl
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Facebook's New Privacy Rules Clear the Way for Payments Push and Location-Based Ads  —  Facebook is updating its privacy policies and adding tools that are supposed to make it easier for you to understand them and to opt out of certain kinds of ad targeting.  —  It's very likely that if you use Facebook, you don't care.
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
Apple's A8X features powerful semi-custom 8-core GPU  —  Apple A8X's GPU - GXA6850, Even Better Than I Thought  —  Working on analyzing various Apple SoCs over the years has become a process of delightful frustrating.  Apple's SoC development is consistently on the cutting edge …
Brandon Chester / AnandTech:
Nexus 6 review: the best performing Android phone on the market but suffers from poor display calibration and relatively short battery life  —  The Nexus 6 Review  —  When consumers think of Google's Nexus devices, they think about the promise of receiving the latest updates for Android essentially as soon as they release.
More: 9to5Google
Lynn La / CNET:
Dustin Volz / National Journal:
Harry Reid Moves For Senate Vote on NSA Reform  —  The Senate Majority Leader is hoping to move the bulk data collection bill before his party returns to the minority.  —  “That sunset could very easily touch off an ugly intra-party battle among both Democrats and Republicans,” said Harley Geiger …
Jack Dickey / TIME:
Taylor Swift's label says she earned less than $500K for domestic streaming the past 12 months; Spotify claims it paid her $2M for global streaming  —  Taylor Swift's Spotify Paycheck Mystery  —  Spotify and Swift's record label provide new figures to defend themselves in the battle over profits from the streaming music service
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google's Search App For Android Gets Material Design Update And New Smarts  —  The Google app for Android — the app that handles your voice searches, Google Now Updates and more — is getting an update today that brings Google's new Material Design user interface to the app for devices …
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Sony launches PlayStation Vue web-based TV service with all major broadcast and some cable networks, testing in NYC with broad rollout in Q1 2015  —  Sony to Introduce Web-Based TV Service  —  Sony is pressing play on a new web-based television service that represents an attempt to transform …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia upgrades Shield tablet, gets Valve classics, and launches cloud-based tablet games  —  Nvidia is going to make its Shield gaming tablet owners a lot happier soon.  —  The graphics-chip company is launching a series of updates to its tablet, including an upgrade to the newest version of Google's Android operating system.
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