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January 9, 2015, 3:50 PM

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Snowden: NSA should re-prioritize cyber warfare goals and focus more on defensive measures given US's dependence on high-tech  —  Exclusive: Edward Snowden on Cyber Warfare  —  Cyber warfare used to be the stuff of sci-fi movies and military exercises.  But with the advent of the Stuxnet worm …
Loek Essers / InfoWorld:
Glitch in OS X search can expose private details of Apple Mail users  —  Performing a Spotlight search opens email previews that load external images, even when the Mail client is asked not to do this  —  A glitch in the search software in Apple's OS X Yosemite can expose private details …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple planning Apple Pay expansion into Canada as soon as March  —  Apple is preparing to expand its new Apple Pay payments service internationally with at least the Canadian launch currently scheduled for early 2015, according to sources close to the situation.
Amrutha Gayathri / Reuters:
Box seeks to raise up to $162.5M in IPO at $11 to $13 per share at a valuation of up to $1.55B  —  Data storage company Box expected to be valued at up to $1.55 billion  —  (Reuters) - Online data storage provider Box Inc (IPO-BOX.N) expects its initial public offering to be priced at $11-$13 per share …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apps from Apple's EU App Store continue to work even after refunds are processed  —  The fundamental flaw with EU 14-day refunds: you keep the app forever  —  A week ago, Apple introduced 14-day no-questions-asked refunds in the EU for iTunes Store and App Store content.
Hannah Jane Parkinson / Guardian:
Google-backed fund donates €250,000 to Charlie Hebdo, Zuckerberg condemns attack, Apple shows solidarity with banner on site  —  Mark Zuckerberg, Apple and Google respond to Charlie Hebdo attack  —  Facebook CEO condemns attack while Google donates £195,000 to support satirical magazine …
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint:
Spotify won't support Google Cast, prefers to further develop Spotify Connect  —  Contrary to reports, including an official statement from Sony, Spotify will not be supporting Google Cast for playback on home speakers.  Instead, it will be sticking with its own Spotify Connect system …
Allison Schiff / AdExchanger:
Sources: Yahoo shutting down Right Media ad exchange for non-Yahoo owned networks and publishers  —  Yahoo Finally Pulls The Plug On Right Media Exchange  —  Most would argue that Yahoo's de facto policy on the Right Media Exchange had been “do not resuscitate” for quite some time - but now RMX is officially off life support.
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Bitstamp resumes services after revamping security, offers commission-free trading until Jan. 17, integrates BitGo's multi-signature wallet tech  —  Bitcoin Exchange Bitstamp Resumes Services  —  Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp has resumed services after having gone offline following a damaging hot wallet attack earlier this week.
CoinDesk:
State of Bitcoin 2015: Ecosystem Grows Despite Price Decline  —  CoinDesk is pleased to announce the latest quarterly State of Bitcoin report, featuring a 2014 Year in Review, an in-depth analysis of data and events from the fourth quarter of 2014 and a look ahead to what 2015 might bring.

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