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November 12, 2015, 11:15 AM

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Peter Ludwig / Official Android Blog:
Android Wear gets cellular support, available for LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE owners in US now, international customers within months  —  Cellular support comes to Android Wear  —  Android Wear lets you stay connected, even when your phone isn't with you.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft starts rolling out its first major update to Windows 10, adding features for both consumers and enterprises  —  Windows 10 November Update: features, fixes, and enterprise readiness  —  The first major update to Windows 10 adds features for consumers and enterprises alike.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Facebook says government requests for data at highest level ever, exceeded 41K in first half of 2015, with US issuing 17.5K requests affecting 26.5K users  —  Facebook says government data requests are at their highest level ever  —  Facebook today released its biannual report on government data requests …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Mozilla's Firefox Browser App For iOS Is Finally Available To All  —  Mozilla has been testing an iOS version of its popular web browser since September, and now Firefox for iOS is available publicly to anyone in possession of an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.  —  Mozilla software …
The Intercept:
Prison phone services provider Securus Technologies breached, compromising 70M call recordings including 14K conversations between inmates and attorneys  —  Massive Hack of 70 Million Prisoner Phone Calls Indicates Violations of Attorney-Client Privilege
Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech:
Samsung announces Exynos 8890 SoC, successor to Exynos 7420, with a category 12/13 modem and custom CPU architecture  —  Samsung Announces Exynos 8890 with Cat.12/13 Modem and Custom CPU  —  In an unexpected surprise annoucement, Samsung today revealed its new generation flagship SoC - the Exynos 8.
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Xbox One update with new dashboard rolled out today, backward compatible titles to appear 3PM ET  —  Global Rollout Of The New Xbox One Experience On Nov 12  —  TL:dr: NXOE starts rolling out after 3:01am ET/ 12:01am PT November 12th.  Back Compat titles will be playable or start to appear …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Court documents show university helped FBI identify Silk Road 2 and possibly child porn suspect; Tor claims FBI paid Carnegie Mellon $1M to deanonymize users  —  Court Docs Show a University Helped FBI Bust Silk Road 2, Child Porn Suspects  —  An academic institution has been providing information …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Box releases its Windows 10 Universal app  —  Working closely with Microsoft, Box has revamped its existing file-storage app to be a Windows 10 Universal one.  —  Online file-storage vendor Box is releasing its revamped Universal Windows 10 application on November 11.
Barb Darrow / Fortune:
Yelp open sources PaasTA, a collection of system monitoring and deployment tools  —  Exclusive: Yelp Offers Its Software Development Platform to All Takers  —  Chances are if you eat out, get your nails done, or use a dry cleaner, you've used Yelp, the web site that offers more than 90 million reviews …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Latest Microsoft security update causing Outlook to crash, other issues, company reviewing  —  Windows users report bugs, crashes after recent security patches  —  Microsoft confirmed it's conducting an “immediate review” into one faulty patch.  —  If Outlook is crashing for you today, you're not alone.

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