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October 28, 2015, 2:25 PM

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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 …
Wall Street Journal:
IBM to buy Weather Co.'s digital and data assets, not its TV channel, in a deal source says valued over $2B  —  IBM Nearing Acquisition of Weather Co.'s Digital and Data Assets  —  Deal could be announced as early as Wednesday  —  International Business Machines Corp. is nearing a deal …
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 …
Slack:
Slack introduces group messages for up to nine people, private groups become private channels  —  Group Messages Come to Slack  —  We've all been there: you're late to your meeting with Judy and Tomiko and you need to quickly DM them at the same time to let them know.
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg Business:
Comcast to Test Wireless Service After Invoking Verizon Deal  —  Three-year-old agreement requires six-month waiting period  —  Third-quarter profit meets estimates as fewer users drop cable  —  Comcast Corp. plans to begin customer trials of a wireless service after invoking …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
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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 …
Scott Soshnick / Bloomberg Business:
Fantasy-sports firms, including DraftKings and FanDuel, agree to join self-regulatory board led by former acting US Secretary of Labor Seth Harris  —  Fantasy-Sports Companies Agree to Join Self-Regulatory Board  —  New organization will be led by Ex-Labor Secretary Seth Harris

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
CNET: eero Labs introduces a new innovation playground for networks.  —  eero is introducing eero Labs to give its customers a chance to try out new features on its mesh Wi-Fi system before they go mainstream.
IBM:
Multi-platinum music producer collaborates with AI and APIs  —  See how IBM partnered with Spotify to help Alex da Kid find the perfect match for his upcoming single.
Zoho:
How to connect in 60 seconds...  The best sales professionals are always looking for the slightest advantage to help them connect with more clients and close more deals.  —  They focus on small things …
CB Insights:
How Google Plans To Use AI To Reinvent The $3 Trillion US Healthcare Industry  —  In this report we explore Google's many healthcare initiatives and areas of potential future expansion.

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