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January 16, 2016, 1:20 AM

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Mike Hearn:
Prominent Bitcoin developer Mike Hearn says the crypto-currency is a failure because of community civil wars, a full block chain, and too much Chinese control  —  The resolution of the Bitcoin experiment  —  I've spent more than 5 years being a Bitcoin developer.
Brendan Klinkenberg / BuzzFeed:
Apple to move iTunes Radio behind $10/month Apple Music paywall on January 29  —  iTunes Radio Will Soon Cost Money  —  Beats 1 is now the only free music product for Apple.  —  iTunes Radio, Apple's Pandora-style internet radio service, is going behind the $10 per month Apple Music paywall on January 29th.
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
About 300 Hyatt hotels in 54 countries had their payment card systems infected with malware in breach announced last year  —  250 Hyatt hotels infected last year with payment data stealing malware  —  The hotel chain has admitted that 250 hotels in 54 countries were affected by the data breach.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces it will discontinue iAd App Network for developers on June 30th  —  On its developer news blog, Apple has announced that it is closing the iAd App Network on June 30th.  Targeted at smaller publishers, the iAd App Network let developers pay reduced rates to feature advertisements …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researcher: Apple only blacklisted programs exploiting the Gatekeeper vulnerability instead of fixing the underlying cause  —  How malware developers could bypass Mac's Gatekeeper without really trying  —  New researcher pokes holes in Apple's whack-a-mole approach for fixing Gatekeeper.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Pew: Americans' attitudes toward privacy and sharing personal information vary widely, depending on the scenario, benefits offered, likelihood of spam, more  —  Do Americans Care About Privacy?  It Depends, Because Privacy Is Personal...  There have been plenty of premature obituaries …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
OpenSSH patches critical flaw that allows a malicious server to force clients to leak private keys  —  Bug that can leak crypto keys just fixed in widely used OpenSSH  —  Vulnerability allows malicious servers to read memory on connecting computers.  —  A critical bug that can leak secret …
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google Play Store letting developers issue 500 free promo codes per quarter for paid apps and in-app purchases  —  Google Is Finally Rolling Out App Promo Codes In The Play Store  —  For years, many of us have been bemoaning the lack of promo codes for Android apps.
 

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