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November 4, 2015, 8:25 AM

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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 …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Firefox 42 arrives with tracking protection for private browsing mode, tab audio indicators, and background link opening on Android  —  Firefox 42 arrives with tracking protection, tab audio indicators, and background link opening on Android  —  Mozilla today launched Firefox 42 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.
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 …
Peg Brickley / Wall Street Journal:
Apple and GT Advanced reach new settlement on remaining debt of $439M  —  Apple and Sapphire Supplier Reach New Accord on $439 Million Loan  —  Deal calls for Nov. 23 auction of equipment and awaits bankruptcy judge's approval  —  GT Advanced Technologies Inc. has reached an accord …
Lucian Constantin / Computerworld:
Google researchers examine Galaxy S6 Edge and show OEMs add risky code as they find 11 vulnerabilities introduced by Samsung  —  Google researchers poke holes in Galaxy S6 Edge, show OEMs add risky code  —  Google's security researchers hunted for bugs in Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge phone …
Elle Hunt / Guardian:
Australian model edits captions on her old Instagram posts, transforming her popular account into a screed against the inauthenticity of social media  —  Essena O'Neill quits Instagram claiming social media ‘is not real life’  —  Australian teenager with more than 612,000 Instagram followers …

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