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November 19, 2014, 11:40 AM

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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 …
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.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Indian phone manufacturer Micromax to put Cyanogen software on its upcoming low-cost devices  —  Cyanogen's next stop is India  —  The Android mod-maker inks a deal to come preinstalled on new Micromax phones  —  Cyanogen, the company that makes the popular Cyanogenmod Android Firmware …
Mic Wright / The Next Web:
O2 UK launches shared data plans for families and people with multiple devices  —  Good news if you carry multiple devices or want to share a data plan with your family: O2 UK has launched two new data sharing plans.  The Sharer and Family Sharer contracts give you one data bundle of up to 8GB to share across multiple devices.
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