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October 5, 2016, 7:30 PM

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Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Sources: Twitter board consulting advisers on how to deal with internal disagreement over possible sale, with Ev Williams in favor of and Dorsey against it  —  A few days before Twitter's Sept. 8 board meeting, as the company's finance team readied a presentation, it received conflicting directions on a crucial question.
Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
US Justice Department confirms arrest of NSA contractor accused of stealing classified information  —  A government contractor has been arrested and charged with stealing highly classified information from the U.S. government, authorities announced Wednesday.
New York Times:
Government official: Yahoo got FISA order to scan incoming email for terrorist digital signature, used existing spam filtering, no longer collecting this data  —  Yahoo was ordered last year to search incoming emails for the digital “signature” of a communications method used by a state-sponsored …
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Yahoo says the report that it built program to scan customers' incoming mail is “misleading”  —  Carefully worded statement calls Reuters article ‘misleading’  —  CEO Mayer is under increasing scrutiny ahead of Verizon deal  —  Yahoo! Inc. is disputing a report that said it built …
New York Times:
Signal received a federal subpoena with gag order in first half of this year demanding IP addresses, browsing histories, and more, but it could hand over little  —  SAN FRANCISCO — It has been six months since the Justice Department backed off on demands that Apple help the F.B.I. break the security of a locked iPhone.
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Johnson & Johnson warns of vulnerability in insulin pumps used by 114K people across USA and Canada that could cause overdose if exploited; issues workarounds  —  Johnson & Johnson is telling patients that it has learned of a security vulnerability in one of its insulin pumps that a hacker …
Justin Yu / CNET:
Google's head of VR, Clay Bavor, confirms that the delayed Lenovo Phab2 Pro phone with Google Tango AR tech will go on sale in November for $499 unlocked in US  —  Clay Bavor, head of VR and AR at Google, has confirmed the release date of the first phone with Google's depth-sensing 3D camera system.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
PlayStation VR review: a decently priced and comfortable headset with some good launch titles, but held back by the outdated and imprecise Move controllers  —  This was supposed to be the year virtual reality broke out.  The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the first two high-end consumer devices on the market …
Stephanie Kirchgaessner / Guardian:
Apple to open its iOS Developer Academy in Naples on October 6, with 200 students getting free tuition in the first year and 400 in the second year  —  With 200 pupils set to start training, the mood is high in the unlikely suburb chosen for tech giant's latest venture
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Profile of MailChimp, the 16-year-old Atlanta-based startup that makes marketing tools for SMBs, hasn't taken VC funding, and is on pace for $400M+ 2016 revenue  —  No venture capital, no Bay Area presence, no crazy burn rate: MailChimp's founders built the company slowly by anticipating customers' needs and following their instincts.

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