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January 15, 2014, 12:50 AM

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Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Court strikes down FCC's net neutrality rules, agency may appeal  —  An appeals court in Washington on Tuesday ruled that the FCC's “net neutrality” rules, which forbid prevent companies like Verizon from favoring some type of internet traffic over others, are invalid.
New York Times:
NSA is using radio waves to monitor and alter data on computers not connected to the Internet  —  N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers  —  WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States …
Lorraine Luk / Digits:
Foxconn Ships Over 1 Million iPhone 5Ss to China Mobile  —  Apple's major iPhone assembler Foxconn has shipped about 1.4 million iPhone 5Ss to China Mobile last week, according to a person familiar with the matter, ahead of the mobile giant's launch this Friday.
Mike Isaac / Re/code:
Facebook Could Launch Its Flipboard-Like News Reader This Month  —  After years of experimentation, cancellations and redesigns, Facebook looks like it is finally going to launch in the coming weeks a news reading service built for mobile devices.  —  The product is known as “Paper,” …
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Patent stunner: Under attack, nation's most notorious “troll” sues federal gov't  —  Texas lawyer Jay Mac Rust, pictured here in 2006, has been revealed as the owner of MPHJ Technology Investments.  —  Super Lawyers  —  MPHJ Technology Investments quickly became one of the best-known …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Chrome 32 launches with noisy tab indicators, new Windows 8 look, better malware blocking, and supervised users  —  Google today released Chrome version 32 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.  The new version includes tab indicators, a new look for Windows 8 Metro mode, and automatic blocking of malware downloads.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Thousands Of Hotel Listings Were Hijacked In Google+ Local  —  Thousands of hotels listed within Google+ Local appear to have had links leading to their official sites “hijacked” and replaced with ones leading to third-party booking services.  Google+ Local listings are what Google depends …
Noel Randewich / Reuters:
Intel shelves cutting-edge Arizona chip factory  —  (Reuters) - Intel Corp (INTC.O), hit by slumping personal computer sales, has put off opening a major chip factory that President Barack Obama once held up as an example of U.S. manufacturing potential.  —  The “Fab 42” facility built in Chandler …
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Uber Cofounder Is Launching On Demand Healthcare for the 1%  —  Sources tell Valleywag that after housing and transportation, the latest slice of public infrastructure to get the VIP, front-of-the-line treatment is healthcare.  We hear Oscar Salazar, an Uber cofounder who helped design …
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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google:
Google releases Moto G Google Play Edition for $179/$199  —  This morning Google announced that its releasing a Moto G Google Play Edition starting at $179 for the 8GB model and $199 for the 16GB model.  There isn't much of a difference between the Google Play Edition and the regular unlocked GSM model …
Writankar Mukherjee / The Econonomic Times:
Apple to relaunch 8GB version of iPhone 4 in India as sales lag  —  KOLKATA: Apple is set to relaunch the 8GB version of the iPhone 4 in the Indian market after losing sales and market share in the middle segment to rival Samsung in the last quarter after pulling out the model as part of a global strategy.
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
Why Techmeme's calendar is now listing even more events  —  Nearly two years ago, Techmeme began listing technology events, both on its front page, which showed events expected to result in news on Techmeme, and a dedicated events page which showed the same list, but projected several more months into the future.
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Horizon Shoots All Of Your Videos In Landscape, No Matter How You Hold Your Phone  —  Good news!  You just shot what might be the world's funniest video ever.  You're going to be a friggin' YouTube sensation.  You're totally going to hang out with Ellen.  —  Bad news: you shot the video in portrait mode.
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
Twitter enforces SSL encryption for apps connecting to its API  —  Summary: Twitter closes the end-user privacy gap in third-party apps that connected to its API in plaintext.  —  Liam Tung  —  Developers whose apps are still using HTTP plaintext connections to connect to Twitter's API feeds …

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