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October 19, 2015, 11:50 AM

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Facebook:
Facebook starts warning users of state-sponsored attacks against their accounts  —  Notifications for targeted attacks  —  The security of people's accounts is paramount at Facebook, which is why we constantly monitor for potentially malicious activity and offer many options to proactively secure your account.
Jay Carney / Medium:
New York Times story on Amazon left out critical information, including that one named source resigned after internal investigation revealed fraud  —  What The New York Times Didn't Tell You  —  “Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk.”
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Yahoo's Marketing Partnership SVP Lisa Licht Also Departs  —  According to sources, besides development chief Jackie Reses, Yahoo also lost its SVP of marketing partnerships and platforms Lisa Licht last week.  —  Licht, who came to the Silicon Valley Internet giant in 2012 from Hasbro …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple Launches Quality Program for MacBook Pro Anti-Reflective Coating Issues  —  Apple has issued an internal notice about a new Quality Program that addresses anti-reflective coating issues on MacBook and MacBook Pro models with Retina displays, as confirmed by multiple sources.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P review: true flagships with little-to-no compromise, all other Android devices are second class citizens  —  Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P review: The true flagships of the Android ecosystem  —  With little-to-no compromise, these are now the smartphones to beat.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Flipboard opens up its interest graph to let brands target ads by topics  —  Flipboard is further integrating technology from its acquisition of Zite and it's aimed at advertisers.  Today the publishing platform company has opened up its data to enable marketers to better target their ads based …
Jonathan Katz / The Verge:
As Cubans come online for the first time, a look at foreign companies' efforts affecting connectivity, censorship policies, and the net's early impact  —  Havana's Hotspots  —  A midnight rain fell through the oak trees of Vedado, a neighborhood in Havana, onto the heads of a dozen people gathered outside a small hotel.
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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers find 256 iOS apps using a third-party advertising SDK to collect users' personal info; Apple says it will ban them  —  Researchers find 256 iOS apps that collect users' personal info  —  Apps are “definitely the kind of stuff that Apple should have caught,” researcher says.

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Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
At Zoho Recruit, We Take Workflows very Personnel-ly  —  Here's the thing about workflows.  They are very difficult to understand until you actually start working with them.  —  But, for recruiters …

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