November 14, 2016, 10:50 AM

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Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
FriendFinder Networks, operator of,, other sites hacked; 412M accounts exposed; LeakedSource could crack 99% of all passwords  —  Almost every account password was cracked, thanks to the company's poor security practices.  Even “deleted” accounts were found in the breach.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
MacBook Pros with Touch Bar review: great keyboard and speakers, vibrant screen, but 13" model overpriced and underpowered with limited battery life  —  A little over a decade ago, a Russian design studio unveiled a concept keyboard that, as much as any gadget ever can, rocked the tech blogging world.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Samsung agrees to buy US automotive electronics maker Harman for $8B to further its connected car push  —  Samsung is increasing its focus on the connected car after the Korean firm announced plans to buy auto and audio product maker Harman in an all cash deal worth $8 billion.
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook's role in the election, claims over 99% of what people see on Facebook is authentic  —  I want to share some thoughts on Facebook and the election.  —  Our goal is to give every person a voice.  We believe deeply in people.
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Sources: several Facebook execs voiced concerns about company's role in influencing elections; in all-hands meeting, Zuckerberg maintained the impact was small  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Late on Tuesday night, as it became clear that Donald J. Trump would defeat Hillary Clinton to win the presidential election …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google revamps Play Music with optional recommendations based on your location and activity  —  Google today is announcing an overhaul of its Google Play Music streaming app for Android, iOS, and the web.  —  Probably the most fascinating aspect of the new version of the app is that …
Tom Phillips / Guardian:
Chinese state-run newspaper warns of response including “countermeasures” resulting in iPhone sales “setback” if Trump pursues a trade war  —  President-elect 'will be condemned for his recklessness, ignorance and incompetence' if he imposes tariffs, says Communist party-controlled newspaper
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon Music Unlimited expands to the UK, Germany and Austria today  —  Amazon's new on-demand, streaming music service, Amazon Music Unlimited, has taken its first steps abroad after launching last month in the U.S. to go head to head with Apple Music, Spotify, Google and the rest.
Dennis Schaal / Skift:
Priceline writes down $941M of OpenTable's value and pares down expansion plans for the service, which it had acquired in 2014  —  SKIFT TAKE  —  There have long been rumblings that the OpenTable acquisition was problematic for the Priceline Group.  Now we learn the depth of the problem — a $941 million impairment charge.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Rhapsody/Napster posts surprise $1.6M quarterly profit after years of losses, filing reveals  —  Seattle-based Rhapsody International, which operates the Napster music service, posted a profit of more than $1.6 million in the third quarter on record revenue of more than $54 million …

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