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October 9, 2015, 1:50 PM

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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 …
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 …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Twitter ad executive Glenn Brown, who oversaw Twitter's video ad push, is leaving for Betaworks to be an entrepreneur in residence  —  Twitter Video Ad Exec Glenn Brown Leaves for Betaworks  —  One of Twitter's key advertising executives is leaving the company, a day after the company announced a major new ad push.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook now offers profile picture frames to show support for one of eight college teams  —  Facebook Now Lets You Frame Your Profile Pic To Show Support For Your Favorite College Football Team  —  Facebook has been allowing users have a lot more fun with their profile pictures lately.
Wall Street Journal:
Dell files confidentially for IPO of cybersecurity unit SecureWorks, may be worth up to $2B  —  Dell Files Confidentially for IPO of Cybersecurity Unit SecureWorks  —  SecureWorks could begin trading by year-end and may be worth as much as $2 billion  —  Dell Inc. has filed confidentially …
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Apple removes a few apps from the App Store that installed root certificates to block ads inside apps, including 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.
Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal:
Dow Jones discloses customer data breach, says financial data of 3,500 people compromised  —  Dow Jones Discloses Customer Data Breach  —  Wall Street Journal owner says financial data from 3,500 individuals may have been accessed  —  Dow Jones & Co. disclosed that hackers …
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Leaked TPP agreement requires member countries to honor copyright takedowns  —  Wikileaks has released what it says is the final text of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, a “free trade” deal between the United States and eight other countries.
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Patent lawsuit filings down 33% year-over-year in Q3 2015, driven by drop in East Texas troll cases  —  New patent lawsuits down, driven by drop in East Texas “troll” cases  —  At this point, filing numbers are tied to just a few “non-practicing entities.”

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