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May 22, 2015, 11:55 AM

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Apple wants local TV stations in its TV service, complicating negotiations with broadcast TV networks; service may not be ready launch this fall as Apple hoped  —  Apple Wants Local TV in Its Apple TV Service, Which Means Apple TV Could Be Delayed  —  If Apple launches a TV service …
Geoff White / Channel 4 News:
Dating site Adult FriendFinder hacked, personal information of 3.9M users leaked, including sexual preferences, emails, usernames, IP addresses  —  Adult dating site hack exposes millions of users  —  Hackers have struck one of the world's largest internet dating websites …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iOS 9 & OS X 10.11 to bring ‘quality’ focus, smaller apps, Rootless security, legacy iPhone/iPad support  —  For the first time in several years, Apple is changing up its annual iOS and OS X upgrade cycle by limiting new feature additions in favor of a “big focus on quality,” …
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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Study Shows Security Questions Aren't All That Secure  —  What is your favorite food?  What was your first teacher's name?  What's the name of your first pet?  Do those questions sound familiar to you?  If they do, it's probably because you either have really boring …
Justine Coyne / Pittsburgh Business Times:
Uber Advanced Technologies Center vehicle testing “mapping, safety and autonomy systems” spotted in Pittsburgh streets  —  Exclusive: Here's your first look at Uber's self-driving test car (and why you'll see it around Pittsburgh)  —  Uber's test vehicle driving in the Strip District on May 13, 2015.
Dana Mattioli / Wall Street Journal:
Uber in Talks for $1 Billion Credit Facility With Banks  —  About six to seven banks are expected to be part of the facility  —  Uber Technologies Inc. is seeking a $1 billion credit line from investment banks, people familiar with the matter said.  —  The car-sharing company …
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
Google Adding Fingerprint Authentication To Next Version of Android  —  Scheduled to be announced next week, Android M will will include one-touch log-in for supported apps.  —  Google's new mobile operating system, Android M, will include native fingerprint authentication, BuzzFeed News has learned.
Chris Sacca / LOWERCASE capital:
Major Twitter shareholder Chris Sacca bemoans his outsider status, turns critic, says he's still bullish  —  I Bleed Aqua.  —  Disclaimers: 1) I own a lot of Twitter stock personally and in my funds.  2) I definitely do not speak on behalf of Twitter.  3) I do not have any inside information about Twitter.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Firefox Will Soon Get Sponsored Suggested Tiles Based On Your Browsing History  —  It's pretty odd hearing a not-for-profit organization like Mozilla talk about how it wants to help advertisers strengthen the conversation between brands and its users — especially given that I've never met anybody …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google says it will prevent Maps listings like ‘N— House’ for the White House by employing fix similar to one it used for Googlebombing  —  Google To Implement Googlebomb Fix To Prevent Racist Listings In Google Maps  —  Google has reacted to how racist searches can bring …

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