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November 5, 2015, 11:20 AM

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
New type of auto-rooting Android adware is nearly impossible to remove  —  20,000 samples found impersonating apps from Twitter, Facebook, and others.  —  Researchers have uncovered a new type of Android adware that's virtually impossible to uninstall, exposes phones to potentially dangerous root exploits …
Tom Tarantino / The Twitter Blog:
Introducing Twitter's public policy #transparency page  —  As Twitter has become a live, public, and conversational window to world events, we have worked to educate policymakers and civil society organizations about our services and policies and pursued public policies that advance the interests of Twitter and the people who use it.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook beats Q3 estimates with $4.5B in revenue, hits 1.01B DAUs, 1.55B MAUs; mobile now makes up 78% of ad revenue  —  Facebook Speeds Past 1.55 Billion Users And Q3 Estimates With $4.5B Revenue  —  Facebook's growth continues as it hit 1.55 billion users and beat the street's estimates …
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Alexei Oreskovic / Business Insider:
Financial Times:
Sources: Facebook's Notify app for news alerts to launch next week with dozens of media partners including Vogue, the Washington Post, and CBS  —  Facebook links with media groups to launch news app  —  Facebook is preparing its latest push into news with a new standalone app called Notify …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Karma's Mobile Hotspot Adds “Neverstop,” A $50 Per Month Unlimited Data Plan  —  Karma, the makers of the pay-as-you-go LTE mobile hotspot that began shipping earlier this summer, announced today a new type of data plan meant to appeal to those who more regularly use their device.
Elizabeth Weise / USA Today:
After victory in San Francisco, Airbnb pledges to launch 100 home-sharing political clubs in 100 US cities  —  Airbnb flexes new political muscle with plans for 100 home-sharing clubs  —  An expensive fight over Airbnb here ended with voters opposing a measure that would have restricted short-term rentals.
Jacob Demmitt / GeekWire:
Expedia to acquire HomeAway for $3.9B in cash and stock, challenging Airbnb … Bellevue, Wash.-based travel giant Expedia announced on Wednesday that it is acquiring Airbnb competitor HomeAway for $3.9 billion worth of cash and stock.  —  The boards of both companies have approved the deal …

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