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January 12, 2015, 2:15 PM

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Adam Clark Estes / Gizmodo:
Hackers claiming to be ISIS “Cyber Caliphate” seize US Central Command's Twitter and YouTube accounts  —  Someone Claiming to Be ISIS Says They Hacked CENTCOM, Leaks Docs Online  —  U.S. Central Command's Twitter and YouTube accounts just lit up in a bad way.
New York Times:
Obama to propose federal legislation that would protect student privacy, require that companies disclose breaches that involve consumer data  —  Obama to Call for Laws Covering Data Hacking and Student Privacy  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama on Monday will call for federal legislation intended …
Tod Beardsley / Metasploit:
Google stops providing security patches for pre-KitKat WebView, leaves 930M users vulnerable  —  Google No Longer Provides Patches for WebView Jelly Bean and Prior  —  Over the past year, independent researcher Rafay Baloch (of “Rafay's Hacking Articles") and Rapid7's Joe Vennix …
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Sequoia-backed international restaurant discovery service Zomato buys IAC's Urbanspoon for $50M to $60M to enter US market  —  Restaurant Discovery Site Zomato Buys IAC's Urbanspoon, Enters The U.S.  —  Zomato, the restaurant discovery site backed by Sequoia, has bought Urbanspoon from IAC …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Samsung announces 5.5-inch metal unibody Galaxy A7 with 8-core Exynos or Snapdragon CPUs, 13MP camera, dual-sim option  —  Samsung Packs An 8-Core Processor Into Its New 5.5-Inch Galaxy A7 Smartphone  —  Last year Samsung released an eight-core version of the Galaxy S5 …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Spotify now has 60M users, 15M of whom are paying subscribers  —  Two months after Spotify revealed it had 50 million users and 12.5 million subscribers, the music-streaming behemoth has issued an updated set of figures for 2015.  —  The company says it now has 60 million active users …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Chilling Effects, a site tracking DMCA removal requests, pulls its copyright removal notice pages from search engines  —  Chilling Effects DMCA Archive Censors Itself  —  On an average day Google now processes more than a million takedown requests from copyright holders, and that's for its search engine alone.
Quentin Hardy / New York Times:
Following Microsoft's new Skype Translator, Google to announce major update to Translate app, add automatic transcription for popular languages  —  Language Translation Tech Starts to Deliver on Its Promise  —  The tech industry is doing its best to topple the Tower of Babel.

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