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November 13, 2014, 3:50 PM

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Erin Egan / Facebook:
Facebook proposes changes to its terms, data and cookies policies; releases interactive privacy guides; lets users opt out of certain ads on all devices  —  Updating our Terms and Policies: Helping You Understand How Facebook Works and How to Control Your Information
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.
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 …
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 …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Reddit CEO Yishan Wong resigns, Ellen Pao to be interim CEO, Alexis Ohanian back full time as executive chairman  —  Reddit Chief Executive Resigns as Company Shuffles Top Ranks  —  Reddit, the popular online community message board, wants to grow up into a viable business.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
MPAA launches WhereToWatch site, listing legal movie and TV streams in continued fight against piracy  —  Here's Another Movie and TV Search Site.  This One's From Hollywood.  —  There are so many places to find movies and TV shows.  They're on TV!  They're on the Internet!
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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Buys Israeli Hybrid Cloud Security Startup Aorato In $200M Deal  —  Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired Aorato, an Israel-based maker of security solutions co-founded by veterans of the Israeli defense forces, which only exited from stealth earlier this year.
Myles Udland / Business Insider:
S&P assigns junk rating to Twitter's debt, as 5% stock slide erases most of Thursday's gains  —  S&P: Twitter's Credit Is Junk  —  Twitter shares are down more than 5% in afternoon trade on Thursday, giving up almost all of their gains from yesterday, after the company received a “junk” rating from credit agency S&P.
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