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December 3, 2014, 4:55 PM

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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Google's new reCAPTCHA often requires just a single click, detects bots by analyzing IPs, cookies, and mouse movements; can still fall back to puzzles  —  Google Can Now Tell You're Not a Robot With Just One Click  —  When Alan Turing first conceived of the Turing Test in 1947 …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC commmissioner Ajit Pai accuses Netflix of creating its own proprietary fast lanes on ISP networks  —  Netflix accused of creating fast lanes “at the expense of competitors”  —  Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission today accused Netflix of “secur[ing] ‘fast lanes’ for its own content” …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Mozilla exec at internal event: “we're going to get Firefox on iOS”  —  Firefox Could Soon Come To iOS  —  For a year now, Mozilla has categorically stated that it wouldn't release a version of Firefox for iOS because Apple won't let it use its own web engine on its platform.
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Sony to Officially Name North Korea as Source of Hack Attack  —  Sony Pictures will officially name North Korea as the source of a hacking attack that has exposed sensitive files and brought down its corporate network last week, two sources close to the investigation tell Re/code.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Skype Co-Founder Backs Wire, A New Communications App Launching Today On iOS, Android And Mac  —  Skype co-founder Janus Friis is backing a new communications app called Wire, out now for iOS, Android and Mac OS X. The app itself is the reimagining of how a communications tool like Skype should operate had it been built today.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Demand Founder Raises $20 Million at a $100 Million Valuation for Legal TV-Clipping Startup Whipclip  —  Longtime Los Angeles entrepreneur Richard Rosenblatt is launching a startup called Whipclip in private beta today, striking a series of deals with big media companies and attracting a roster …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
New Bluetooth 4.2 spec brings IPv6, better privacy, and increased speed  —  Almost exactly a year ago, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced Bluetooth 4.1, an update that improved speed for bulk data transfers, reduced the likelihood of LTE interference, and made it easier for various …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google Drive now lets you edit Microsoft Office attachments right from Gmail  —  Google today announced a very useful new addition to Gmail: editing Microsoft Office documents that arrive as email attachments.  A new Google Drive edit icon has been added to Gmail attachments that you can click …
Vanessa Friedman / New York Times:
Intel teams with Italian eyewear giant Luxottica for R&D in smart glasses, targets 2015 product release  —  Luxottica and Intel Take the Fashion/Tech Hookup to a Whole New Level  —  On Wednesday, Luxottica, the Italian eyewear behemoth, and Intel, the American technology giant …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
GrubHub rival now live in Amazon Local app, covering a limited number of Seattle restaurants  —  Amazon Has Launched A GrubHub Rival For Food Takeout & Delivery  —  Back in June, we wrote about how Amazon was preparing to take on companies like Seamless, Grubhub and DeliveryHero …

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