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December 27, 2013, 4:40 PM

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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.
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 …
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
Christopher Mims / Quartz:
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.
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple renews bid for U.S. ban on Samsung products  —  Apple on Thursday filed a motion to renew its ongoing bid to stop sales of Samsung products found to be infringing on three key utility patents, including the contentious '915 property for pinch-to-zoom functionality.  —  A slide from the Apple v. Samsung trial
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 …
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.
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?

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