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October 23, 2016, 12:20 PM

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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Researchers: Friday's internet outage, caused by DDoS attack on DynDNS, was powered in part by a Mirai-based botnet of DVRs and cameras with XiongMai components  —  A massive and sustained Internet attack that has caused outages and network congestion today for a large number of Web sites …
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AT&T:
AT&T announces a half-stock, half-cash deal to acquire Time Warner, valuing the company at $85.4B  —  - New company with complementary strengths to lead the next wave of innovation in converging media and communications industry.  —Combination unlike any other …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Why AT&T would want to buy Time Warner: content packaged with data connections, a shrinking DirecTV business, and competition with Verizon, Facebook, and Google  —  AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson is busy, so we'll answer for him.  —  More than 16 years ago, AOL bought Time Warner for $160 billion …
Sijia Jiang / Reuters:
Chinese tech giants bet on “Uber for bikes”: Ofo raised $130M, while MoBike raised $100M according to sources  —  China's tech industry giants are sloughing hundreds of millions of dollars into what they're betting will be the country's next big internet craze - ‘Uber for bikes’.
Alex Kras:
Google AMP accused of stealing publishers traffic, by directing search traffic to cached snapshots of sites at Google-hosted URLs  —  I run my blog on WordPress with a custom theme. 6 month ago I've added support for Accelerate Mobile Pages (AMP) in order to provide better user for mobile devices.
More: Daring Fireball and Yahoo TechTweets: @randfish
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
David Bunnell, founder of PC Magazine, PC World, and Macworld, and a social activist, died Tuesday in Berkeley, CA, at age 69  —  The founder of PC Magazine, PC World, and Macworld was an entrepreneur who thought like a social activist.  —  In 1973, a former schoolteacher named David Bunnell got …
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.
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 …

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