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November 30, 2015, 7:00 PM

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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
VTech hacker says he downloaded 190GB of child and parent photos, and chat logs between parents and children from late 2014 until November 2015  —  Hacker Obtained Childrens' Headshots and Chatlogs From Toymaker VTech  —  If storing the personal data of almost 5 million parents …
VTech:
VTech confirms data breach of 5M accounts includes names, email accounts, passwords, IP, address, download history, and kids names, gender and birthdates  —  Data Breach on VTech Learning Lodge (update)  —  VTech Holdings Limited noted that an unauthorized party accessed VTech customer data housed …
John Cook / GeekWire:
Gates, Bezos, Zuckerberg, and other tech leaders form Breakthrough Energy Coalition to invest in clean energy  —  Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and other tech titans form the Breakthrough Energy Coalition to invest in zero-carbon energy technologies … Some of the world's wealthiest …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
BlackBerry Confirms It Will Exit Pakistan After Rejecting Data Monitoring Demands  —  BlackBerry has confirmed that it is exiting Pakistan entirely in response to the national government's continued demand to monitor user data on the Canadian company's service.
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
Apple A9X die shot by Chipworks reveals 147 mm2 SoC with 2 CPU, 12 GPU cores, and no L3 cache, made by TSMC  —  More on Apple's A9X SoC: 147mm2@TSMC, 12 GPU Cores, No L3 Cache  —  Over the Thanksgiving break the intrepid crew over at Chipworks sent over their initial teardown information for Apple's A9X SoC.
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Apple Music coming to Sonos as a public beta on December 15, general availability in early 2016  —  Here Comes Apple Music For Sonos  —  At long last Apple Music is headed to Sonos.  Making good on a promise made back in June, Sonos said Monday that Apple's new streaming music service …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Office 365 enterprise users get Skype for Business meeting, conferencing, and calling features  —  Microsoft today released new Skype for Business voice and meetings capabilities in Office 365.  The new features include Skype Meeting Broadcast, PSTN Conferencing, and Cloud PBX with PSTN Calling.
Angela Moscaritolo / PC Magazine:
Swatch partners with Visa to let cardholders in US, Brazil, and Switzerland “tap and pay” with upcoming NFC enabled Bellamy smartwatch  —  Swatch, Visa Make it Easy to Pay With Your Watch  —  The world's largest watch maker will soon give those in the U.S. the opportunity to pay for items with a tap of their wrist.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft launches PowerApps for businesses to create mobile and web-based apps without writing code on iOS, Android, and Windows  —  Microsoft takes wraps off PowerApps mobile-app creation service  —  Microsoft is opening up a limited preview of its PowerApps service for creating …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Adobe releases Premiere Clip for Android, its first video editor for Google's OS  —  Adobe releases its first video editor for Android  —  Adobe has been starting to pay more attention to Android, and that continues today with the launch of Premiere Clip, the first video editor it's brought to Google's platform.
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Amazon shows off new Prime Air drone with hybrid design, is part helicopter, part airplane, can cover over 15 miles, fly over 55 mph  —  Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design  —  Amazon delivered a lovely update on its ‘Prime Air’ project.

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