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November 19, 2014, 5:55 PM

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BuzzFeed:
Uber investigating its New York GM Josh Mohrer for tracking journalist's location without consent; internal “God View” tool makes tracking customers easy  —  “God View:” Uber Investigates Its Top New York Executive For Privacy Violations  —  In the wake of a BuzzFeed News story …
Maya Kosoff / Business Insider:
Uber investor Ashton Kutcher defends digging into “shady” journalists' private lives  —  Ashton Kutcher Defends Uber Against ‘Shady Journalist’  —  Ashton Kutcher Lenovo's newest ‘product engineer’  —  One day after Uber's SVP of business suggested his company spend millions …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
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.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Beats Music to Be Bundled Into iOS Early Next Year, Will Remain Paid Subscription Service  —  As part of Apple's revamp of its recently acquired Beats Music streaming service, the company plans to bundle Beats directly into iOS, reports Financial Times.
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.
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Samsung shifts gears again with Tizen, now targeting $100 phone market, taking on Android One  —  Tsk, tsk, Tizen: How Samsung's OS stumbled — and aims to rise again  —  The Korean electronics giant is shifting gears again with its troubled mobile operating system, now aiming for affordability …
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 …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Amazon's $39 Fire TV Stick starts shipping today, but new orders won't arrive before January 15  —  As expected, Amazon today started shipping its $39 Fire TV Stick to fill preorders.  Yet if you preordered the streaming device in the last few days or want to order it now, don't expect to see it before January 15, 2015.
Mark Hearn / 9to5Google:
Motorola's $25 Keylink will help you find your misplaced smartphone with the push of a button  —  Between the release of the Moto X, Droid Turbo and taking on a new taskmaster, Motorola Mobility has been extremely busy.  With no signs of slowing down, the former Google company just announced …
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” …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google's New Bookmarking Interface, Formerly Called “Stars,” Goes Live In Chrome Beta  —  Last month, Google quietly launched its new bookmarking service previously called Stars on the Chrome Web store as a free download.  Today, the company says it's integrating the feature into the Google Chrome browser.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Slips On Weak Guidance, Despite Beating On Both Revenue And Profit In Its FQ3  —  In its fiscal 2015 third quarter, Salesforce reported revenue of $1.383 billion, non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.14, a GAAP net loss of $38.92 million, and a GAAP loss per share of $0.06.
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 …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Samsung launches video aggregation app Milk Video, only works on Galaxy devices  —  Samsung's new Milk Video app is all about taking on YouTube  —  Samsung took the next step in its quest to revamp its media services Wednesday with the launch of Milk Video11, a mobile video aggregation app …
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.
Andrew Grush / Android Authority:
Report: Google hopes to launch Play app store in China, moderating its approach with Beijing  —  Google Play may be coming to China  —  For those in major markets like the United States, we tend to think of Android as a Google-powered OS that is centered around the search giant's services like Maps, Google Play and many others.

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