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FBI director to call ‘dark’ devices a hindrance to crime solving. "In his first major policy speech as director of the FBI," reports the New York Times, "James B. Comey on Thursday plans to wade deeper into the debate between law enforcement agencies and technology companies about new programs intended to protect personal information on communication devices."

The game industry’s top trade group just spoke out against Gamergate. "The Gamergate controversy has drawn attention to the worst kind of video game player -- misogynistic, violent and reactionary," writes the Switch's Hayley Tsukayama.

Apple leaks iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 details ahead of Thursday's event. Computerworld reports: "An image published on Apple's iPad User Guide page for iOS 8 on iTunes Wednesday reveals that the company may announce the iPad Mini 3 and an iPad Air 2."

Netflix stock falls 25 percent after missing subscriber growth numbers. "Netflix revealed that it missed its own subscriber forecast for the September quarter, adding fewer than 1 million new members (980,000) domestically," Mashable reports. "It ended the quarter with 37.2 million domestic subscribers."

Facebook adds emergency check-in feature for natural disasters. Re/code reports: "Safety Check works by sending users a push notification asking them if they are safe whenever a natural disaster strikes the area they list as their current location."