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October 5, 2016, 9:35 AM

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Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Sources: Yahoo built system in 2015 to scan users' emails for specific string for US intel, which led to Alex Stamos resigning and noting privacy flaw in system  —  Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers' incoming emails for specific information provided …
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Government directive to Yahoo likely asked for warrantless scanning of all domestic comms; EFF lawyer says 4th Amendment implications are staggering  —  There's no good reason to have a Yahoo account these days.  But after Tuesday's bombshell report by Reuters, indicating the enormous …
David Cardinal / DxOMark:
DxOMark gives the Google Pixel's camera a score of 89, the highest ever and three points above the iPhone 7  —  Mobile Review  —  Overview  —  With an overall DxOMark Mobile score of 89, pixel, the latest Google smartphone, is the highest-rated smartphone camera we have ever tested.
Brian Rakowski / The Keyword:
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Facebook Messenger has finished rolling out “Secret Conversations” to all 900M+ users for opt-in end-to-end encryption, available in its latest update  —  Last spring WhatsApp pushed out code adding a new layer of security to a billion users' apps, creating the largest end-to-end encrypted messaging network in history.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Google says it has “no plans” for more Nexus-branded products  —  With the announcement of Google's new Pixel and Pixel XL today, there has been the question of what's happening to the long-running Nexus hardware program, which started in 2010 with the Nexus One and has been comprised …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Hands-on: Daydream View has perfect image focusing, a controller that senses its position well-enough, and great ergonomics with a comfy cloth exterior  —  It's more high-tech than it looks  —  When Google revealed its Cardboard virtual reality platform back in 2014, it launched an endless series …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Akamai buys Soha Systems, which had just raised $10M from a16z, Menlo Ventures, others, to add more security to its cloud networking business  —  Consolidation continues to work its way through the world of enterprise startups.  Today Akamai announced that it has acquired Soha Systems in an all-cash deal.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Amazon in talks with EU regulators to settle antitrust probe into e-book contracts with publishers  —  Bloomberg Anywhere Remote LoginBloomberg Anywhere Login  —  Settlement talks with Amazon and publishers at an early stage  —  EU concerned that Amazon contracts may harm rival retailers

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