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December 1, 2015, 10:55 AM

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Jungah Lee / Bloomberg Business:
Samsung names Koh Dong Jin president of mobile communications business, will take over day-to-day operations from J.K. Shin amid dwindling sales  —  Samsung Replaces Mobile-Unit Chief as Galaxy Phones Struggle  —  Electronics business heading for lowest profit in four years
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 …
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Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Court ruling reveals the scope of info FBI collects via NSLs for the first time, confirms it needs no warrant to get browsing, online shopping, location history  —  FBI's warrantless national security powers revealed for first time  —  The FBI can use national security letters (NSLs) …
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 …
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Nokia's OZO 360 degree virtual reality camera for professionals is available for pre-order today for $60K, to start shipping in Q1 2016  —  Nokia OZO is a $60,000 360-degree camera for VR pros  —  Nokia may not be the first name you'd associate with virtual reality, but the Finns are aiming …
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.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Adobe brings Premiere Clip to Android, its first video editor for Android  —  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.
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
Tor's chief architect, Nick Mathewson, explains what happened with Carnegie Mellon attack and what Tor has done to fix it  —  The attack that broke the Dark Web—and how Tor plans to fix it  —  Law enforcement has been complaining for years about the Web “going dark,” …
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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.
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 …

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