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October 21, 2015, 8:00 AM

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Brian Fung / Washington Post:
Apple, Dropbox, Yelp, reddit, Twitter, Wikimedia, join Google, Facebook, and Yahoo in voicing opposition to current CISA proposal days before vote  —  Apple says it's against a key cybersecurity bill, days before a crucial vote  —  Apple said Tuesday that it opposes a controversial cybersecurity bill that …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Yahoo and Google make search deal: Yahoo will call on Google to provide some results and ads for Yahoo search queries  —  Yahoo reaches search deal with Google after loosening Microsoft ties … : Yahoo just announced a search deal with Google, taking advantage an earlier revision …
Joe Palazzolo / Wall Street Journal:
Apple tells federal judge it's impossible to access user data on locked iPhone running iOS 8 or higher  —  Apple Tells Judge It Can't Unlock New iPhones  —  Apple Inc. told a federal judge that it “would be impossible” to access user data on a locked iPhone running one of the newer operating systems …
Nicole Lee / Engadget:
Nexus 5X review: great value, quick and accurate fingerprint sensor, but mediocre battery, and no microSD card slot  —  Nexus 5X review: Google's triumphant return to smaller, cheaper phones  —  While the Nexus 6 received plenty of praise when it debuted last year, it also got its fair share of flack.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Misfit releases Shine 2 fitness and sleep monitor, with notifications and vibrations for “move” reminders for $100  —  Misfit Debuts The Shine 2, A Bigger, More Powerful Version Of Its Flagship Activity & Sleep Tracker  —  Over two years ago, Misfit launched an activity monitor called …
Facebook:
Facebook launches TechPrep, a computer science resource hub, for minorities and women  —  Announcing the Launch of TechPrep  —  Exposing learners, parents and guardians to computer science  —  By Maxine Williams, Global Director of Diversity  —  Diversity is central to Facebook's mission …
Jessy / AgileBits Blog:
1Password switches its default encryption format from AgileKeychain to OPVault  —  When a Leak Isn't a Leak  —  Over the weekend Dale Myers wrote a blog post that examined our .agilekeychain format.  The post featured a good discussion and analysis of our older data format …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
EMC And VMware Spin Out Virtustream As Jointly Owned Company  —  In a surprise move today at its earnings call, VMware announced that together with EMC, it was forming a jointly-owned company under the name of Virtustream, which is the company EMC bought last spring for $1.2 billion.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
HTC's One A9 has a high-quality look and feel, similar to an iPhone, available this November for $399 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage  —  HTC's One A9 is a $399 iPhone running Android 6.0  —  The HTC One M9 introduced earlier this year was a disappointment, both to fans of high-end smartphones and, consequently, to HTC itself.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple TV Gains CBS All Access, NBC, and Made to Measure Channels  —  Just a week ahead of the launch of the fourth-generation Apple TV, Apple has added several new channels to the existing set-top box.  As of today, NBC, CBS All Access, and Made to Measure (M2M) are available on the Apple TV.
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Amazon Prime Music now available in beta for Sonos speakers  —  Amazon Prime Music now works with Sonos  —  A few weeks after securing a deal with Universal Music Group to bring musicians like Drake and Katy Perry to the service, Amazon Prime Music is gaining Sonos support for the service.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook rolls out instant articles to all iOS users and announces an Android beta  —  Five months after introducing its fast-loading instant articles into the News Feed, Facebook is now rolling out the format to all iPhone users, the company said today.  Speaking at The Wall Street Journal's …

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