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November 24, 2015, 10:40 AM

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Laura P. Thomas / Direct2Dell:
Dell posts instructions to remove unsafe eDellRoot certificate, will provide software update that removes it automatically today  —  Response to Concerns Regarding eDellroot Certificate  —  Today we became aware that a certificate (eDellRoot), installed by our Dell Foundation Services application …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Dell does a Superfish, ships PCs with easily cloneable root certificates  —  Root certificate debacle that hit Lenovo now visits the House of Dell.  —  In a move eerily similar to the Superfish debacle that visited Lenovo in February, Dell is shipping computers that come preinstalled …
Klint Finley / Wired:
Automattic, in move away from PHP, launches new, open sourced admin interface for WordPress.com built on Node.js and React, releases Mac OS X app  —  WordPress.com Gets a New Face and Joins the JavaScript Age  —  The popular blogging site WordPress.com unveiled a new admin interface today …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google unveils Android Studio 2.0 with Instant Run, faster Android emulator, and new GPU profiler  —  At the Android Dev Summit today, Google announced Android Studio 2.0, the second major version of its integrated development environment (IDE).  Version 2.0 adds Instant Run, a faster Android emulator, and a new GPU profiler.
Edward C. Baig / USA Today:
Square starts shipping its chip card reader with Apple Pay support; Samsung Pay now supports Chase cards  —  Square rolls out readers to accept Apple Pay  —  NEW YORK — Square is rolling out new mobile payment readers to 100 local businesses around the country, allowing such merchants …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple to launch Apple Pay in China by February, has inked deals with country's big four state-run banks to support the platform  —  Apple Pay to Launch in China by February, Sources Say  —  Apple struck deals recently with China's big four state-run banks, paving the way for Apple Pay's entry
Paresh Dave / Los Angeles Times:
Snapchat launches Story Explorer to let users view multiple perspectives of moments in Live Stories, starting in New York and Los Angeles  —  Inside Snapchat's newest feature: Story Explorer  —  Snapchat Inc. Chief Executive Evan Spiegel grabs his iPhone, opens his Venice company's app and taps an icon for “Los Angeles.”
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web:
Xiaomi's first all-metal Redmi Note 3 phone and Mi Pad 2 start at just $140  —  Xiaomi has launched its first all-metal devices in Beijing today: the Redmi Note 3 phone and the Mi Pad 2 tablet.  —  The 5.5-inch phone runs on Xiaomi's Android-based MIUI 7 OS and features a 1080p display …
Joshua Goldman / CNET:
FAA drone task force recommends registration for pilots, not individual drones  —  If the FAA accepts the task force recommendations, registration will be mandatory prior to the operation of any UAS weighing more than half a pound.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google launches Compare for mortgages in partnership with Zillow and LendingTree, available only in California for now  —  Google Launches Mortgage Shopping Tool In California, More States Coming Soon  —  Google is now a licensed mortgage broker in California.
Amanda Hess / Slate:
Sony employees on the hack, one year later  —  What it was like to be a rank-and-file Sony employee as the unprecedented cyberattack tore the company apart.  —  Every morning, like so many of her colleagues, a television writer would drive from her Hollywood apartment to the Culver City, California, lot of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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