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November 19, 2014, 10:00 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.
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 …
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.
Yi Zhuang / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter search finally indexes all public tweets since 2006  —  Building a complete Tweet index  —  Today, we are pleased to announce that Twitter now indexes every public Tweet since 2006.  —  Since that first simple Tweet over eight years ago, hundreds of billions of Tweets …
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 …
Cliff Edwards / Netflix:
Netflix to launch in Australia and New Zealand in March 2015  —  World's Leading Internet Television Network to Offer Original Series, Movies, Documentaries, Stand-Up Comedy Specials and TV Shows for Low Monthly Price  —  Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), the leading Internet movie and TV subscription service …
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 …
Shirley Sun / Facebook:
Facebook launches standalone Groups app for iOS and Android  —  Introducing the Facebook Groups App  —  People use Facebook Groups every day to stay in touch with family, collaborate on projects, plan trips and offer support to friends.  —  Today, we're introducing a new Facebook Groups app …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Gruber says next year's iPhone may include a two-lens, DSLR quality back camera  —  Apple May Introduce ‘Biggest Camera Jump Ever’ in Next-Generation iPhone  —  Apple may introduce its “biggest camera jump ever” in the next-generation iPhone, according to Daring Fireball's John Gruber (via The Tech Block).
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.
More: iMore and Engadget
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 …
David Kravets / Ars Technica:
AT&T amicus brief seeks clarity on whether warrants are needed for customers' cell location data  —  AT&T demands clarity: Are warrants needed for customer cell-site data?  —  AT&T has entered the legal fracas over whether court warrants are required for the government to obtain their customers' cell-site location history.

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