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November 18, 2015, 3:05 PM

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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
In the aftermath of Paris attacks, intelligence agencies scapegoat encryption to mask the failures of mass surveillance  —  Encryption Is Being Scapegoated To Mask The Failures Of Mass Surveillance  —  Well that took no time at all.  Intelligence agencies rolled right into the horror …
Josh Meyer / NBC News:
ISIS has a 24-hour help desk to help members recruit jihadists and use encryption to avoid detection by law enforcement  —  ISIS Has Help Desk for Terrorists Staffed Around the Clock  —  NBC News has learned that ISIS is using a web-savvy new tactic to expand its global operational footprint …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Telegram cracked down on 78 ISIS-related channels in 12 languages this week  —  Encrypted messaging app Telegram announced today that it has shut down access to several public channels that people have used to communicate about ISIS.  The news comes after days after the terrorist group waged attacks …
Charlotte Edwardes / London Evening Standard:
Tinder CEO Sean Rad, in an interview on the eve of Match Group's IPO, wanders into very awkward territory  —  Tinder?  I'm an addict, says hook-up app's co-creator and CEO Sean Rad  —  Sean Rad's hook-up app has revolutionised the global dating scene.  Here, the reinstated CEO talks …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google search on Android starts surfacing app content without matching web content, streams apps from the cloud if they're not installed on your phone  —  Google Search Now Surfaces App-Only Content, Streams Apps From The Cloud When Not Installed On Your Phone
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft's Connect developer event: Visual Studio now supports debugging Linux apps; Visual Studio Code is now open source; Android emulator coming soon to Mac  —  Visual Studio now supports debugging Linux apps; Code editor now open source  —  Microsoft doubles down on cross-platform software development.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Instagram shuts down its feed API, announces app review process beginning December 3  —  Instagram cracks down on third-party apps after password thefts  —  Third-party Instagram developers just got some very bad news.  Today, the service announced major revisions to its API policy …
Naomi Gleit / Facebook:
Facebook launches new tools for nonprofits: Fundraisers, a dedicated place for specific campaigns, and new Donate button to add to Pages and posts  —  Introducing New Tools for Nonprofits  —  With more than 150 million people around the world connected to a cause, Facebook is a global community …
Blair MacGregor / AppleInsider:
Apple's iPad Pro boasts ‘top tier display,’ but falls behind iPad mini 4 & Microsoft Surface Pro 4  —  A showdown pitting the new iPad Pro display against the rest of the tablet market has found that Apple's new 12.9-inch Retina display is an excellent panel, though it can't outmatch …
Joe Drape / New York Times:
Source: Yahoo added to fantasy sports sites inquiry as New York attorney general issues subpoena to company  —  End Sought to Fantasy Sites in New York; Yahoo Is Said to Be Added to Inquiry  —  The New York State attorney general sought an injunction in state court on Tuesday to prohibit …
Matt McFarland / Washington Post:
DJI announces AirMap-powered GEO system that provides real-time flight restriction updates for drone operators, coming in December  —  Drone companies are doubling down on maps with safety in mind  —  DJI, the world's leading drone maker, announced Tuesday it's revamping its maps …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Taxi owners, lenders sue New York City over Uber  —  Taxi owners and lenders on Tuesday sued New York City and its Taxi and Limousine Commission, saying the proliferation of the popular ride-sharing business Uber was destroying their businesses and threatening their livelihoods.

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