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November 4, 2015, 11:30 AM

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BBC:
Proposed new UK surveillance bill requires ISPs to store which sites users visit for a year  —  May unveils plan to store web browsing  —  Internet firms will have to store data on what people access online for a year, under new surveillance law plans.  —  At the same time …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Microsoft and Red Hat Team Up to Offer Linux on Azure Cloud  —  Microsoft said today that it will offer Red Hat's version of the open source Linux operating system on its Azure cloud computing platform.  —  The alliance, which will be detailed in a webcast later today …
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Sources: Jet raises $500M round led by Fidelity, at a pre-money valuation of $1B  —  Jet.com raises $500 million from Fidelity  —  Jet.com, the ambitious e-commerce startup taking on Amazon, has raised a $500 million round of venture capital led by Fidelity, according to people familiar with the company.
Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
Bitcoin continues to grow steadily with price at highest level of the year, increasing volume of transactions, VC investments, and Bitcoin ATMs  —  The growing Bitcoin economy, in 5 charts  —  Bitcoin hasn't received the kind of hype in 2015 that it has in previous years.
Jeremy Kirk / PCWorld:
Many US businesses are still running XcodeGhost-infected Apple apps  —  A new version of XcodeGhost has also appeared that tries to defeat defenses built into iOS 9  —  Dozens of U.S. enterprises are still using Apple mobile apps seeded with malware for a clever hacking scheme revealed last month known as XcodeGhost.
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
Prop.  F: Voters reject measure to restrict Airbnb rentals  —  San Francisco voters were poised Tuesday night to hand a decisive victory to Airbnb and city residents who want to turn their homes into vacation rentals.  Proposition F, a measure to curb short-term rentals drastically …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
MPAA claims responsibility for shutting down popcorntime.io and torrent site YTS  —  MPAA Touts Big Legal Success Against Popcorn Time  —  The studios trade association has scored injunctions in Canada and New Zealand over PopcornTime.io and the torrent outfit YTS.
Glyn Moody / Ars Technica UK:
The Ranking Digital Rights project launches to evaluate how Internet companies and telcos handle personal data of users  —  World's top Internet companies and telcos rated on protection of users' digital rights  —  Enlarge / The 2015 Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index.
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Twitter Engineering Manager Leslie Miley Leaves Company Because Of Diversity Issues  —  Twitter Engineering Manager Leslie Miley, the only black engineer in a leadership position at Twitter, just publicly announced that he has left the company.  In his post, he says his reasons for leaving …
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
GlobalWebIndex survey finds 34% of Facebook users updated their status in Q3, down from 50% a year ago, as lurking and liking increasingly replace posting  —  Facebook Prods Users to Share a Bit More  —  Amount of new content posted has slipped, leading social network to try to prompt conversation

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