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November 15, 2015, 11:20 AM

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Privacy advocate warns FTC about ads that use inaudible sound to link phone, TV, tablet, and PC  —  Beware of ads that use inaudible sound to link your phone, TV, tablet, and PC  —  Privacy advocates warn feds about surreptitious cross-device tracking.  —  Privacy advocates …
Joel Hruska / ExtremeTech:
Qualcomm formally launches Snapdragon 820, claims it consumes 30% less power over 810, expects devices to ship with it in first half of 2016  —  Qualcomm formally launches the Snapdragon 820 SoC: Here's what you need to know  —  Today, Qualcomm formally launched the Snapdragon 820 …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Marc Andreessen Sold 73 Percent of his Facebook Stock in the Last Two Weeks  —  Facebook board member Marc Andreessen is padding his wallet ahead of the holiday shopping season.  —  Andreessen, an early Facebook investor and board member since 2008, has sold over 1.5 million shares …
Amar Toor / The Verge:
Airbnb launches “smart pricing” option to automatically adjust rental prices according to demand, more tools to make hosting easier  —  Airbnb makes it easier to turn your home into a hotel  —  Airbnb is making it easier for hosts to rent out their homes and target business travelers …
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Product Hunt Redesigns The Homepage To Aid Discovery Beyond Tech  —  It's been two years since the launch of Product Hunt as a listicle for discovering tech products.  Today the site gets a brand new design to reflect the addition of games, podcasts, books, collections and live categories since that time.
More: Inc.comTweets: @rrhoover and @producthunt
Dan Patterson / TechRepublic:
How ProtonMail recovered from a second week-long DDoS attack after paying $6K ransom to stop the first  —  Exclusive: Inside the ProtonMail Siege: How Two Small Companies Fought Off One of Europe's Largest DDoS Attacks  —  What started as a simple digital ransom quickly escalated into a trans-continental networking battle.
Brendan Klinkenberg / BuzzFeed:
Tim Cook calls incident in which black teens were barred from Apple Store an “opportunity to learn”, says store leadership will refresh training on inclusion  —  Here's Tim Cook's Email About The Black Teens Barred Entry From Apple Store  —  Earlier this week …
TechCrunch:
Evernote's Freshly Minted COO Linda Kozlowski Is Leaving The Company  —  Evernote made a name for itself as the platform where you could store your ideas and notes for life, and beyond.  But the same permanence does not apply to the people who work there.  —  We've confirmed through multiple sources …
Tweets: @eghosao and @ericjackson
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Turkey blocks access to Reddit under controversial censorship law  —  The Turkish government has officially blocked access to Reddit.  Users first reported last night that they were unable to access the social media site, and as of Saturday the ban still appears to be in effect.
More: Global Express News and EngadgetTweets: @fo0_
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.

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