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October 26, 2015, 11:20 AM

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New York Times:
US officials concerned that increased Russian naval operations indicate plans to cut undersea cables carrying most of global Internet data in times of conflict  —  Russian Presence Near Undersea Cables Concerns U.S.  —  WASHINGTON — Russian submarines and spy ships are aggressively operating near …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
The new Apple TV is now available to order from the Apple Online Store, first units ship October 30th  —  The Apple TV is now available to order from Apple's online store, $149 for the 32 GB model and $199 for the 64 GB model.  The first Apple TV orders will ship later this week, from October 30th.
Fletcher Babb / VentureBeat:
Hands-on with Apple TV dev unit: easy setup, cleaner UI, but Siri is buggy and games must support Apple's remote  —  Hands-on with the brand new Apple TV  —  Tomorrow, Apple opens pre-orders for its long-overdue Apple TV relaunch.  Today, we got a closer look at the developer edition of the device.
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Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Transition to SHA2 encryption will leave tens of millions of users of older browsers and devices unable to access HTTPS sites  —  As sites move to SHA2 encryption, millions face HTTPS lock-out  —  “We're about to leave a whole chunk of the internet in the past,” as millions of people remain dependent …
Mark Suster / Bothsides of the Table:
A quantitative case for how outsiders to traditional VC have contributed to a bubble in private technology valuations  —  Venture Outlook 2016  —  There is a lot of uncertainty about the state of the private, high-growth technology markets and the venture capital markets that underpin them.
Rosie Cima / Priceonomics Blog:
Behind the rise and fall of .Ly, Libya's top level domain  —  The Rise and Fall of .Ly … In 2012, the US imposed sanctions on Syria, for, among other things, their occupation of Lebanon, their apparent support for terrorist groups, and an intent to pursue weapons of mass destruction.
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Facebook's Internet for All Is a Tough Sell in India  —  MUMBAI, India — If Mark Zuckerberg hopes to deliver on his vision of bringing the Internet to the four billion people who lack it, the Facebook chief will first need to make his plan more appealing to salesmen like Shoaib Khan.
Patrick Caldwell / Mother Jones:
After billions spent, lack of interoperability among electronic health record providers like Epic still hampers data exchange for many doctors  —  Epic is like the Microsoft Office of health care software—more comprehensive than its competitors, even if its individual parts are kind of meh.
Kevin Roose / Fusion:
How the Strater family endured 3 years of online harassment, hacked accounts, and swatting  —  Haunted by hackers: A suburban family's digital ghost story  —  The systematic destruction of Paul and Amy Strater's lives began with pizza.  —  Several years ago, pizzas began showing …
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