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November 9, 2015, 4:25 AM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
uBeam answers new skepticism with a short list of “facts” about its technology, but no actual public demonstration of phone charging  —  uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible  —  It must violate the laws of physics.  It must be dangerous.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Group that hacked CIA director's email allegedly breach law enforcement portal containing arrest records and other sensitive data  —  CIA Email Hackers Return With Major Law Enforcement Breach  —  This time the group, which goes by the name Crackas With Attitude, says it gained access …
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Apple defeats US class action lawsuit filed by company's retail workers over lost wages due to bag searches  —  Apple defeats U.S. class action lawsuit over bag searches  —  Apple Inc (AAPL.O) defeated a U.S. class action lawsuit brought by Apple retail workers over bag search practices …
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Leaked Comcast memo reportedly admits data caps aren't about improving network performance  —  Comcast is unleashing its PR machine to try to manage the controversy around its home broadband data caps.  After recently expanding its “trial” 300GB monthly data cap in several cities around the Southeastern US …
Stephen Pulvirent / Bloomberg Business:
Chronos, a small disc that adheres to the back of any watch, tracks fitness and provides notifications via vibrations and LEDs, for sale in Spring 2016 for $129  —  Turn Any Watch Into a Smartwatch With the Chronos Disc  —  A little metal disc that fits on the watch you're already wearing.
Chris Chavez / Phandroid:
Verizon confirms the BlackBerry Priv is coming soon to their network  —  Although the BlackBerry Priv became officially available for purchase today on AT&T, it doesn't mean they'll be the sole carrier to offer the device.  Timed exclusives are common with big-name handsets and it looks like the Priv on AT&T is no different.

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