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November 19, 2014, 12:35 PM

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BuzzFeed:
Uber investigating its New York general manager, Josh Mohrer, for tracking BuzzFeed journalist's location without her consent  —  “God View:” Uber Investigates Its Top New York Executive For Privacy Violations  —  In the wake of a BuzzFeed News story, the transit company is looking …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Uber risks turning off investors, employees, and the public with its aggressive culture  —  Uber, a Start-Up Going So Fast It Could Miss a Turn  —  In just four years of operation, Uber has ignited a new global ride-sharing industry with the promise of transforming urban transportation …
Maya Kosoff / Business Insider:
Ross Miller / The Verge:
Apple Watch will feature info-rich “Long Look” notifications if wearer keeps wrist raised, and static, non-interactive maps  —  11 things we just learned about how the Apple Watch works  —  As of today, developers can now make apps for Apple Watch.
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Android Lollipop's Trusted Places removes need to unlock device in select geographical areas  —  Google Play Services Update Adds Trusted Places Feature To Lollipop's Smart Lock  —  Smart Lock in Lollipop encompasses both trusted face and trusted devices, but a new option is joining the party—trusted places.
Dennis Fisher / Threatpost:
Google Removes SSLv3 Fallback Support From Chrome  —  Google has released Chrome 39, fixing 42 security vulnerabilities and removing support for the fallback to SSLv3, the component that was the target of the POODLE attack revealed last month.  —  When the POODLE attack was disclosed …
Justin Fenton / Baltimore Sun:
Prosecutors withdraw key evidence in robbery case to avoid revealing how police used phone tracking technology  —  Judge threatens detective with contempt for declining to reveal cellphone tracking methods  —  Baltimore prosecutors withdrew key evidence in a robbery case Monday rather …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Kik Messenger Takes $38 Million in Funding, Buys GIF Startup Relay  —  Messaging app Kik has raised $38.3 million in new funding and acquired Relay, a messaging network focused on sending and receiving GIFs.  —  The round was led by Valiant Capital Partners, and included new investors Millennium Technology …
Gerrit De Vynck / Bloomberg:
Toronto Asks Court to Shut Down Uber's Operations  —  Toronto is asking a court to order the mobile car-booking service Uber Technologies Inc. to shut down in North America's fourth-largest city.  —  Uber has been operating in Toronto since 2012 without a proper license …
Yevgeniy Sverdlik / Data Center Knowledge:
Microsoft Intros Docker Command Line Interface for Windows  —  Microsoft launched a command line interface for Docker that runs on Windows.  Until now, users could only manage Docker containers using a Linux machine or a virtualized Docker environment on a Windows machine.
Erin Kelly / USA Today:
Senate effectively kills USA Freedom Act, a bill that proposed an end to NSA phone metadata collection  —  NSA spying bill stalls in Senate vote  —  WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday failed to get the 60 votes needed to advance a bill that would stop the National Security Agency …
Amy Gesenhues / Search Engine Land:
Google News Displaying “Suggested For You” Stories Customized To Match Your Interests  —  Google News founder Krishna Bharat used his Google+ account to announce a new “Suggested for you” feature in Google News.  —  According to his post, Google News will now include a “Suggested for you” …
Joab Jackson / PC World:
Facebook's Flow could help JavaScript programmers spot elusive bugs  —  Easing what has traditionally been a difficult programming task, Facebook has released as open source a debugging tool for JavaScript, called Flow, designed to highlight problems caused by the misuse of data types.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
BitTorrent plans mobile app for sending large files, unveils Sync 2.0 with $40/year pro tier  —  BitTorrent unveils Sync 2.0 and three new paid products coming in 2015, including Pro version for $39.99/year  —  BitTorrent today outlined the company's plans for its file synchronization tool Sync.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Jolla Crowdfunds $380K+ To Build An iPad Alternative  —  Update: Well that was very fast indeed.  Jolla's Indiegogo campaign to build an open source iPad alternative — taking its Sailfish OS onto the tablet form factor — has passed its initial funding target of $380,000 with around 2,450 backers putting in cash.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Bigcommerce Gets $50 Million to Set Up Online Shops for Small Businesses Worldwide  —  Bigcommerce, a software service that helps small and mid-sized businesses set up online shops, has taken on a new $50 million investment, led by SoftBank Capital, as it pursues its goal of becoming the dominant …

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