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November 14, 2015, 12:15 AM

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Snapchat introduces a ‘lens store’ to adorn your selfies with 99-cent filters  —  In September, Snapchat introduced Lenses, a way to augment your selfies with silly photos and animations: a monocle and mustache, say, or a violent bolt of lightning coming out of your mouth.
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Some publishers complain about underwhelming traffic from Apple News, no real-time data on posts and users, delayed comScore integration  —  Publishers are underwhelmed with Apple News app  —  When Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp expressed frustration with his company's performance on Apple News last week …
Darren Pauli / The Register:
Researcher showcases new Chrome exploit that affects all Android versions, compromises device after visiting malicious site; vulnerability not made public  —  Latest Android phones hijacked with tidy one-stop-Chrome-pop  —  Chinese researcher burns exploit for ski trip.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Crowdsources Business Listing Corrections, Map Edits With Expanded Local Guides Program  —  Google today is expanding its Local Guides program - the company's answer to Yelp's Elites, which encourages and rewards users for providing information on area businesses, including reviews, photos, and other details.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Google launches Chrome beta for iOS through Apple's TestFlight, first release adds 3D touch  —  Google has quietly launched a Chrome beta for iOS through TestFlight, the beta distribution service Apple acquired last year and integrated into its own developer services.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Gmail Will Soon Warn Users When Emails Arrive Over Unencrypted Connections  —  Soon, you may see a warning in Gmail that tells you that an email has arrived over an unencrypted connection.  —  Gmail already defaults to using HTTPS for the connections between your browser and its servers …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
‘Nasty’ Bug In MetroPCS Site Left Personal Data of Subscribers Open to Hackers  —  Until this month, if you were one of the more than 10 million MetroPCS subscribers, anyone who knew your phone number could easily get all your personal information from the company's website, including your home address …
Ian Kar / Quartz:
Sources: Apple partnering with banks for peer-to-peer payment program to avoid money transmitter licenses, may use iMessage for money transfer  —  Apple is making a grab for Venmo's turf and might use iMessage to do it  —  Apple is wading into Venmo's main business, betting …
Daniel Rubino / Windows Central:
Sources: Microsoft's Project Astoria for emulating Android apps on hold indefinitely, may be shelved completely  —  Microsoft's Project Astoria and Android app emulation not happening anytime soon  —  During Microsoft's Build conference earlier this year the company announced their software Bridges for developers.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Microsoft open-sources DMTK, a distributed machine learning library  —  Microsoft today announced the release of a new open-source machine learning toolkit that goes by the name DMTK.  The toolkit contains a framework for training models on multiple servers, a topic modeling algorithm …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
FanDuel and DraftKings ask New York Supreme Court to throw out attorney general's order to stop taking bets  —  FanDuel and DraftKings Are Suing New York's Attorney General  —  Things are getting ugly in New York for daily fantasy sports.  —  Industry leaders DraftKings and FanDuel …

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