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January 10, 2017, 2:20 PM

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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Apple says Consumer Reports' battery test had disabled Safari cache in developer settings, which triggered an obscure bug that has since been patched  —  Last month, Consumer Reports came up with some interesting battery test results with the latest MacBook Pro models.  Results ranged from 3.75 hours to 19.5 hours.
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
After criticism, Microsoft adds privacy web dashboard, simplifies existing privacy controls and adds app-specific granular options in Windows 10 Creators Update  —  In the past year, regulators and privacy advocates have taken potshots at Microsoft over its data collection policies.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Fitbit acquires European luxury smartwatch maker Vector for an undisclosed sum; no new products will be developed using the Vector name  —  Well this is a relatively fast exit.  In March last year a brand new smart watch brand appeared, hoping to offer something different.
Andrew Dalton / Engadget:
FDA warns St. Jude's Merlin@home transmitters used in monitoring pacemakers, other cardiac devices are vulnerable to hacking; OTA fix started going out Monday  —  According to a cybersecurity notice from the Food and Drug Administration, certain pacemakers and cardiac devices are currently vulnerable to hacking.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Europe proposes expanding telco data privacy rules to email and mobile messaging services like WhatsApp and Gmail, aims for proposal to be adopted by May 2018  —  The European Commission has set out proposals for updating rules which govern the use of personal telecoms data that would expand …
Alexei Oreskovic / Business Insider:
SEC filing: Marissa Mayer, Yahoo co-founder David Filo, and four others to leave Yahoo board after Verizon sale; remaining business to be renamed Altaba Inc.  —  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is resigning from company's board of directors, Yahoo announced in a filing with the SEC on Monday.
Steve Brachmann / IPWatchdog.com:
IBM granted record 8,088 patents in 2016 by the USPTO, its 24th straight year at the top of the list, followed by Samsung with 5,518 and Cannon with 3,665  —  In 1992, Bill Clinton was elected President of the United States.  Hurricane Andrew bore down on the American Southeast …
Dona Sarkar / Windows Blog:
Microsoft debuts latest Windows 10 preview; new features include settings for lower blue light at night, tile folders, Edge web payments, and tab preview bar  —  Hello Windows Insiders!  —  Today we are excited to be releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.
Robert Scoble / Facebook:
Source at Zeiss says Apple and Carl Zeiss AG are working on AR, mixed reality glasses that may be announced this year  —  Exclusive news: Apple and Zeiss working together on augmented reality optics.  —  For the nerds who were at CES and not paying attention to all my posts.
Tom Korosec / Bloomberg:
Trial in $2B ZeniMax lawsuit against Oculus over intellectual property in Rift began on Monday in Dallas  —  ZeniMax alleges Facebook acquisition Oculus stole technology  —  Zuckerberg may testify in $2 billion Dallas trial over goggles  —  Facebook Inc. bet early on virtual reality …

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