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December 2, 2014, 5:10 PM

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Jim Finkle / Reuters:
FBI warns US businesses of possible cyberattacks in wake of Sony Pictures breach  —  Exclusive: FBI warns of ‘destructive’ malware in wake of Sony attack  —  (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation warned U.S. businesses that hackers have used malicious software …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
A look at North Korea's cyberwar army, as more reports point to it as culprit in Sony hack  —  Here's What We Know About North Korea's Cyberwar Army  —  It is still not definitively known if the hacking attack that brought the computer network belonging to Sony Pictures to its knees was carried out on behalf of North Korea or not.
Roger Parloff / Fortune:
Eddy Cue interviewed on Apple's ebook price-fixing case, says “we have to fight for the truth”  —  Second Bite: Can Apple clear its name in the ebooks drama?  —  When Apple goes before a federal appeals court on Dec. 15, trying to overturn the ebooks price-fixing judgment …
Brandon Chester / AnandTech:
Android 5.0 Lollipop review: general performance finally matches iOS, Material Design is a step forward  —  The Android 5.0 Lollipop Review  —  Google has been very busy with their expansion of Android as a platform this year.  At Google IO we saw the announcement of endeavors like Android TV and Android Auto.
More: BGR and Gotta Be MobileTweets: @sdw
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter improves tools for reporting abuse and harassment by simplifying reporting process, expanding blocking features; more improvements coming soon  —  Twitter releases improved tools for reporting abuse and harassment  —  The company has been criticized for weak responses to violent threats
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon's Bezos: Yes, there's a CEO succession plan, but it's a secret  —  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is speaking right now with Business Insider co-founder Henry Blodget at the site's IGNITION conference in New York City, addressing topics including Amazon's culture, its recently resolved battle with Hachette …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook, Google, And Twitter's War For App Install Ads  —  An unexpected consequence of our love of apps is that now there's just too damn many of them.  The app stores are overcrowded, leaving developers desperate for a way to get their games and utilities discovered.
More: AllFacebook and GeekWireTweets: @hunterwalkThanks:@joshconstine
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Kaminario Scores $53M To Take On Flash Storage Market  —  Kaminario, a company based in Newton, Mass., landed $53 million in funding today as it continues its battle in the growing flash storage array market.  The latest influx brings the total raised to an impressive $128 million …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Santa Tracker 2014: Google takes on Microsoft and NORAD again  —  In 2012, Microsoft partnered with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to track Santa, leaving the previous partner, Google, out in the cold.  Since then, the two tech companies have been dueling every year.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Sprint promises to cut Verizon and AT&T bills in half if customers switch  —  Sprint's been taking aggressive steps to reverse its fortunes under new CEO Marcelo Claure, and today the carrier is making a bold bid to steal customers away from Verizon Wireless and AT&T. Sprint's new …

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