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January 15, 2014, 7:35 AM

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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 …
CNBC:
Apple-China Mobile deal a ‘watershed’ moment: Tim Cook  —  By: Reporting by Eunice Yoon, Written by Dhara Ranasinghe  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook says the deal to sell iPhones on China Mobile's vast network is a “watershed” moment.  —  A deal to sell iPhones on China Mobile's vast network is a …
Lorraine Luk / Digits:
John Herrman / BuzzFeed:
Welcome To The Net Neutrality Nightmare Scenario  —  Net neutrality advocates just lost their biggest battle yet.  Welcome to “Internet 3.0.”  —  Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Thomas Wheeler listens to public comments during a town hall meeting in Oakland, California January 9, 2014.
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
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,” …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
BBC:
EU-funded RoboEarth project is a cloud-based system for robots to learn from each other  —  Robots test their own world wide web, dubbed RoboEarth  —  A world wide web for robots to learn from each other and share information is being shown off for the first time.
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.
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Silicon Valley workers may pursue collusion case as group- court  —  Roughly 60,000 Silicon Valley workers won clearance to pursue a lawsuit accusing Apple Inc, Google Inc and other companies of conspiring to drive down pay by not poaching each other's staff, after a federal appeals court refused …
Jennifer Slegg / Search Engine Watch:
Bing Begins Rollout of Secure Search, Say Goodbye to More Keyword Data  —  ClickZ Intel is a resource hub for online marketers.  Gain access to white papers, webinars, case studies and more!  —  In November, we reported that Microsoft was looking into switching their search traffic into encrypted SSL search.
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Surveillance-court judges oppose White House group's NSA proposals  —  Current and former judges on the nation's secret surveillance court said in a letter released Tuesday that several recommendations made by a White House review group would significantly increase the court's workload and undermine its effectiveness.
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.

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