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December 27, 2013, 3:15 PM

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Target confirms encrypted debit PIN data was stolen during hack  —  Target has confirmed that encrypted debit card PIN data was stolen as part of the massive hack carried out against the retailer between late November and early December.  The company previously admitted that card numbers …
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
Nokia pulls Here Maps from the App Store, blames iOS 7  —  In the wake of Maps-gate, Nokia was one of several outfits that rushed to Apple's aid with a navigation app of its very own.  A year later, however, and that same offering has been yanked from the App Store before it could send a note to its neighbors.
Christopher Mims / Quartz:
2013: mobiles stagnated, wearables a letdown, arrogance of tech's ruling class increased  —  2013 was a lost year for tech  —  All in, 2013 was an embarrassment for the entire tech industry and the engine that powers it—Silicon Valley.  Innovation was replaced by financial engineering …
Guardian:
NSA mass collection of phone data is legal, federal judge rules  —  Judge William Pauley noted the dragnet program was ‘controversial but lawful’ and dismissed lawsuit brought by ACLU  —  A federal judge has ruled that the National Security Agency's mass collection of telephone data is legal …
Lauren Hockenson / Gigaom:
Nintendo to close eShop temporarily due to high traffic, merger woes  —  Nintendo is experiencing some serious hiccups in its newly unified eShop platform, and the system is scheduled to go offline for 12 hours starting at 4pm EST/1pm PT, according to The Next Web.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Christmas shoppers on iOS outspent Android users by more than 5 to 1, according to IBM  —  Apple's iOS Completely Blew Away Google's Android For Shopping On Christmas  —  Apple's mobile operating system, iOS, continues to blow away Google's Android in mobile commerce, according to IBM analytics.
Aries Poon / Wall Street Journal:
Former HTC Executive Is Charged With Leaking Company Secrets  —  Taiwan Prosecutors Indict Five Others for Taking Kickbacks and Falsifying Expenses  —  TAIPEI—Taiwan prosecutors indicted a former HTC Corp. executive for allegedly leaking company secrets, as well as five other employees …
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
As New Services Track Habits, the E-Books Are Reading You  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Before the Internet, books were written — and published — blindly, hopefully.  Sometimes they sold, usually they did not, but no one had a clue what readers did when they opened them up.  Did they skip or skim?
Grant Gross / PC World:
CTIA website shows mobile app data usage  —  A new website launched by mobile trade group CTIA shows smartphone and tablet users how much data is used by popular apps.  —  KnowMyApp.org, unveiled by CTIA Thursday, allows mobile device owners to estimate an app's data usage before it's downloaded.

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