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December 22, 2013, 1:20 PM

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Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
iOS 7 untethered Jailbreak released from Evasi0n  —  Just in time for Christmas, the Evasi0n team has released an iOS 7 compatible Jailbreak.  I've just jailbroken my wife's iOS iPhone 5s (long story) so I'm pretty sure it is legit. … The process is extremely straightforward and took about 5 minutes to complete on an iPhone 5s.
USA Today:
New York Times:
White House Tries to Prevent Judge From Ruling on Surveillance Efforts  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration moved late Friday to prevent a judge in California from ruling on the constitutionality of warrantless surveillance programs authorized during the Bush administration …
Ryan Tate / Wired:
News Corp's Storyful Buy Proves Old Media Still Loves Tech  —  Tech history is littered with the wreckage of startups acquired and ruined by old media companies.  To a certain extent, old media realizes the error of its ways, but that doesn't stop it from trying again.
Eric Calouro / newsBTC:
Overstock.com to Begin Accepting Bitcoin Second Half of 2014  —  In late October, there was a brief mention of retailer Overstock.com in a New York Times piece that noted the online retailer was considering accepting bitcoin, but decided they would put a hold on that objective …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Crowley on Foursquare's plans: scale ad products, useful alerts for users who don't open app  —  Why Do People Keep Giving Foursquare Money?  —  Foursquare just raised a bunch of money, again.  This time it's a Series D round of $35M, back in April of this year it was $41M in debt financing.
More: Inside DFJ and ReadWriteTweets: @caseynewton
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Music-Discovery Service ExFM Pulls the Plug  —  After a four-year-run, music startup ExFM is throwing in the towel.  —  The company, which operates a music-discovery website, as well as iPhone and Android apps, says it will shut down its apps, as well as the guts of its site, on Jan. 15.
More: Exfm, hypebot and The Next WebTweets: @caseynewton
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Microsoft gifts 20GB of extra SkyDrive storage to Windows Phone users for a year  —  Microsoft is distributing some holiday cheer to Windows Phone owners today with an email inviting them to activate a bonus 20GB of SkyDrive storage.  The bump in cloud storage will be active for a year …

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