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November 18, 2014, 8:15 AM

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Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Uber exec, at NYC dinner with CEO present, suggested digging up dirt on critical journalists  —  Uber Executive Suggests Digging Up Dirt On Journalists  —  Senior vice president Emil Michael floated making critics' personal lives fair game.  Michael apologized Monday for the remarks.
Lizzie Widdicombe / New Yorker:
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Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Snapchat's new Snapcash feature, rolling out on Android now and iOS soon, lets you send money to friends via Square  —  Snapchat to Let You Send Money to Friends, Thanks to Square  —  Snapchat unveiled Snapcash on Monday, a new payments feature that allows users to send and receive money …
Rita El Khoury / Android Police:
Nokia Announces N1 Android Tablet With Lollipop, 7.9" 4:3 Display, 64-Bit Intel Processor, And A Reversible MicroUSB Connector  —  Nokia is taking the stage today at Slush 2014, the Eurasian tech incubator event in Helsinki, to announce its N1 tablet with Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
OS X Yosemite update fails to solve Mac Wi-Fi mess  —  Apple today released the first update to OS X Yosemite that included fixes for unspecified Wi-Fi problems and improved reliability for connecting to Microsoft Exchange corporate email servers.  —  But Mac owners who had said that Yosemite crippled …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Larry Seltzer / ZDNet:
Wirelurker site in China taken down, suspects arrested  —  Summary: The Mac/iOS malware was able to install on non-jailbroken iOS devices, but was quickly neutered.  Three suspects are in custody.  —  Chinese authorities have shut down the web sites responsible for the Wirelurker malware …
Federal Trade Commission:
TRUSTe, which certifies websites for privacy protections, settles with FTC for failing to audit companies  —  TRUSTe Settles FTC Charges it Deceived Consumers Through Its Privacy Seal Program  —  Company Failed to Conduct Annual Recertifications, Facilitated Misrepresentation as Non-Profit
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Intel's MICA smart bracelet with built in GPS and sapphire touchscreen will be available in December with 2 year AT&T contract for $495  —  Intel Reveals Details of MICA Smart Bracelet … Intel CEO Brian Krzanich visited New York's Fashion Week festivities in September to drum up interest in MICA …

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