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November 24, 2014, 4:15 AM

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Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Symantec uncovers Regin, a trojan likely built by a nation-state, which has spied on businesses and governments since 2008  —  Symantec Uncovers Sophisticated, Stealthy Computer Spying Tool  —  Computer security researchers at Symantec say they have discovered a sophisticated piece …
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
The one big potential Uber scandal concerns employee access to user data, not targeting journalists for opposition research  —  In Defense of Uber: An Objective Opinion  —  The story on Uber has been written about ad nauseam, which is why I've been reluctant to weigh in.
Lane Wood / Medium:
Marco della Cava / USA Today:
Apple to donate unspecified “portion” of sales to Global Fund on Black Friday and World Aids Day, partners with developers for (RED) apps and in-app purchases  —  Apple launches massive two-week (RED) campaign  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is glowing (RED) for the holidays.
Joshua Ho / AnandTech:
OnePlus One review: well built with solid battery life despite the low $299 starting price, but difficult to use one-handed and software feels unpolished  —  The OnePlus One Review  —  The OnePlus One has been one of the most hyped smartphones of 2014.  There's really not much else to be said …
Rachel Feintzeig / Wall Street Journal:
Tech firms competing for talent spawn “workplace coordinators” to manage lavish employee perks  —  Lavish Perks Spawn New Job Category  —  At Tech Companies, Aim-to-Please Specialists Provide Yoga Classes, Jell-O Shots  —  From Muay Thai classes to Zen meditation rooms …
Jerome Groopman / New Yorker:
How 3-D printing is revolutionizing medicine  —  In February of 2012, a medical team at the University of Michigan's C. S. Mott Children's Hospital, in Ann Arbor, carried out an unusual operation on a three-month-old boy.  The baby had been born with a rare condition called tracheobronchomalacia …
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Felix Gillette / Businessweek:
Behind PayPal-owned mobile payments app Venmo, which processed $700M in payments in Q3 2014  —  Mobile Payment Startup Venmo is Killing Cash  —  Kristen Geil, a writer for an Internet marketing firm in Chicago, heard about Venmo for the first time two summers ago.
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Europeans Have Authority To Seek Google Break Up Though Unlikely To Do So  —  Break Google up.  That's the thrust of a “non-binding” resolution the European Parliament is expected to adopt at some point in the near future, according to a report on Friday from Reuters.
Ian Urbina / New York Times:
Passwords don't just protect data, they reveal our hopes, dreams, secrets, fears, and memories  —  The Secret Life of Passwords … Play Videos  —  Howard Lutnick, the chief executive of Cantor Fitzgerald, one of the world's largest financial-services firms, still cries when he talks about it.

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