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October 9, 2015, 9:00 AM

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon announces AWS IoT cloud platform that lets connected devices interact with cloud applications and other devices, launching in beta  —  Amazon Announces AWS IoT — A Platform For Building, Managing And Analyzing The Internet Of Things  —  Make way for another big player entering the Internet of Things space.
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Apple removes “a few” apps that install root certificates from App Store, including in-app ad blocker Been Choice  —  App Store removes root certificate-based ad blockers over privacy concerns  —  Root certificate-based apps don't just block ads, they deeply inspect all your traffic, even private and secure traffic.
Washington Post:
Obama administration decides not to seek legislation forcing companies to decrypt data for law enforcement, but doesn't disavow a legislative mandate  —  Obama administration opts not to force firms to decrypt data — for now  —  After months of deliberation, the Obama administration …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Twitter announces new offering for automatically matching 6-second ads to publishers' videos; Twitter takes 30% of revenue, with publisher retaining 70%  —  Twitter's Video Ad Strategy Now Looks Like YouTube's Ad Strategy  —  Earlier this week, Twitter showed off Moments, a new way of organizing content on the social network.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft Developer Division Chief Somasegar to leave after 27 years  —  Twenty-seven-year Microsoft veteran Soma Somasegar is moving on from heading Microsoft's developer division to pursue the next phase of his career.  —  Microsoft Developer Division Corporate Vice President S.
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web:
Remote computing firm LogMeIn to acquire password management service LastPass for $125M  —  LogMeIn just acquired LastPass to build one password platform to rule them all  —  Remote computing company LogMeIn announced today that it's agreed to acquire password management service LastPass …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Wi-Fi Calling Now Available for AT&T Users  —  AT&T has flipped the switch on Wi-Fi calling, making it available to customers with eligible plans that are running iOS 9.  MacRumors has received tips from customers who were able to activate Wi-Fi calling and we were able to activate the feature on our own iPhones.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple TV & iPad Pro to hit stores early November after late October online launch  —  The revamped Apple TV set top box and iPad Pro will both begin showing up in Apple Retail Stores for sale during the first week of November after going on sale via Apple's website in late October, according to reliable sources.

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