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Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Dyn says today's DDoS attack on its DNS service came from tens of millions of IPs, and involved the Mirai botnet of IoT devices  —  Friday morning is prime time for some casual news reading, tweeting, and general Internet browsing, but you may have had some trouble accessing your usual sites …
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Jessica Toonkel / Reuters:
Sources: AT&T reaches agreement in principle to buy Time Warner for about $85B  —  AT&T Inc (T.N) has reached an agreement in principle to buy Time Warner Inc (TWX.N) for about $85 billion, sources said on Friday, paving the way for a blockbuster deal that would give the telecom company control …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook plans to show more images and stories with graphic content, including violence and nudity, if they're “newsworthy, significant or of public interest”  —  Facebook will soon display more graphic content including violence and nudity that would normally violate its policies …
Julia Angwin / ProPublica:
Google updated its privacy policy this summer, letting Google combine personal info from Gmail and other tools with DoubleClick browsing data to target ads  —  When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey Brin said that privacy would be the company's …
Avery Hartmans / Business Insider:
New York Governor Cuomo signs bill banning less than 30-day rental unit listings on sites like Airbnb when tenant is not present; Airbnb sues to block the law  —  Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a bill that could deal a blow to Airbnb's operations in New York State.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers find serious nine-year old privilege-escalation bug in Linux kernel, official patch released this week  —  Lurking in the kernel for nine years, flaw gives untrusted users unfettered root access.  —  A serious vulnerability that has been present for nine years in virtually …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
App Annie: China overtakes the US in iOS App Store revenue, ending a six year run at the top  —  China has now overtaken the U.S. to become the largest market in the world for App Store revenue, according to a new report out this morning from app intelligence firm App Annie.
Marco della Cava / USA Today:
Microsoft shares closed at the all-time high of $59.66 on Friday, above $58.72 mark set in Dec 1999  —  Microsoft shares surged 5% in early trading, on track to pass a high set in 1999, helped by enthusiasm for progress in its cloud business.  —  The stock was up 5% at $60.30 …
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Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Man arrested in Czech Republic, Yevgeniy Nikulin, indicted in US on charges related to hacking of LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring in 2012  —  Late on Friday, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin, who allegedly hacked LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring, and stole customer details.

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