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October 28, 2015, 8:35 AM

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Wired:
Senate passes cybersecurity bill CISA by a vote of 74-21, remaining differences still to be resolved between House and Senate  —  CISA Security Bill Passes Senate With Privacy Flaws Unfixed  —  For months, privacy advocates have asked Congress to kill or reform the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act …
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
US regulators grant exemptions to DMCA's DRM rules for jailbreaking, remixing DVDs and Blu-rays, preserving video games, researching and modifying car software  —  Victory for Users: Librarian of Congress Renews and Expands Protections for Fair Uses  —  The new rules for exemptions …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Message Requests will replace Other Inbox for receiving messages from users outside your network of friends  —  Facebook Messenger Wants To BE Your Phone Number With New Message Requests  —  Phone numbers are dumb.  Once someone has yours, you can't stop them from contacting you.
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Google brings podcasting to Play Music's free and paid tiers, to be available to listeners in coming months  —  Google Brings Podcasting to Play Music, Swinging at Apple's Dominance  —  From their earliest days, podcasts were linked closely to Apple.  Their very name came from an Apple product: iPod.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter reports 320M MAUs in Q3, an increase of just 4M, and EPS of $0.10 against $0.05 expected; stock down more than 12% in after-hours trading  —  Twitter Stock Tanks on Stagnant User Growth, Lowered Expectations  —  Twitter's user growth has clearly started to slow down, and that continues to hurt the business.
Glyn Moody / Ars Technica UK:
Net neutrality: EU votes in favour of Internet fast lanes and slow lanes  —  MEPs confused by false claims, tired of the arguments, keen to conclude the file.  —  The European Parliament has passed the flawed flawed compromise text on net neutrality without including any of the amendments that would have closed serious loopholes.
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
ADP drops its defamation lawsuit against Zenefits after judge asks parties to work it out  —  ADP drops its strange defamation lawsuit against Zenefits and both companies agree to talk nice  —  After a judge flat-out told HR software giant ADP that “it seems clear to me that ADP has no claim for defamation …
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg Business:
VC investments in bitcoin-related startups slow to $85M in Q3 2015, a 41% drop from Q2  —  The Bitcoin Startup Boom Comes Back Down to Earth  —  Growth in venture capital flowing to bitcoin startups slowed substantially last quarter, and startups are feeling the pinch.
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