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December 27, 2013, 7:35 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.
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Facebook ‘dead and buried to teens’, research finds  —  Comprehensive European research has found that teens are leaving the service in droves - and the biggest deterrent is their parents  —  Teens are being put off Facebook by friend requests from their parents Getty
Om Malik / Gigaom:
Dear Quartz, maybe it's you that needs new glasses and a map. 2013 was not a lost year for tech  —  If anything, in 2013 it became even more fashionable for some of our fellow scribes and righteous founders to lament the lack of innovation in Silicon Valley.
John Herrman / BuzzFeed:
The Year Megaplatforms Ruled The Internet  —  On the web we lost, the web we deserve, and the web we want.  —  A visitor looks at portraits of Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg at solo exhibition The Face of Facebook by Chinese artist Zhu Jia at a gallery in Singapore, Oct. 30, 2013.
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Maureen Farrell / MoneyBeat:
After unexplained 5% rise on Thursday, Twitter's stock dropped 13% today  —  Twitter's Selloff Accelerates: Market Cap Falls By $4 Billion … The drop in shares of Twitter Inc. accelerated near the close of trading Friday, with its stock dropping more than 10%.
Chris O'Brien / Los Angeles Times:
Carl Icahn stock proposal on ballot for Apple shareholder meeting  —  Carl Icahn, shown in 2006, wants Apple to increase its stock buyback program.  (Daniel Acker / Bloomberg News / February 7, 2006)  —  Investor activist Carl Icahn has submitted an advisory proposal asking Apple to increase …
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.

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