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December 5, 2014, 12:05 PM

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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
AT&T still throttles “unlimited data”—even when network not congested  —  A while back, we reported that AT&T had stopped throttling unlimited data users except in cases when the network is congested.  —  We were wrong.  AT&T did change its policy to stop the automatic throttling …
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
Ex-employees say staff warned Sony of lax security for years and company failed to act on risk assessment advice  —  Sony Pictures hack was a long time coming, say former employees  —  We still don't know exactly how Sony Pictures got hacked or who did the hacking.
Gregg Kilday / Hollywood Reporter:
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:
Chartbeat changes how it tracks mobile apps traffic to better measure dark social referrals  —  Chartbeat Shines A Light On Dark Social, Finds Missing Mobile Referrers  —  Sites with high Facebook referral traffic are seeing a bump of 40% in traffic attributed to Facebook mobile after the real …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Poshmark Hits $100M In Annual Revenue For Its Fashion Resell Biz, Begins Luxury Goods Authentication  —  Fashion marketplace Poshmark, which lets women shop for items sold from others' closets, is now able to authenticate the purchases of luxury goods through a new service it's calling “Posh Concierge.”
Angela Moscaritolo / PC Magazine:
Spotify Giving Away Three Months of Premium for 99 Cents  —  Just in time for the holidays, Spotify has a little present for you.  —  The music streaming giant is offering three months of its Premium service for just 99 cents.  That's right —three months of unlimited music without ads for just a buck.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Line Pay, The Messaging App's Mobile Payments Service, Will Make Its Global Debut Soon  —  Back in October, Line Corporation, which operates the messaging app, announced plans for a mobile payments service.  Now Line, which has 170 million monthly users, says that the feature, called Line Pay, will launch soon.
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:
Twitter's Crashlytics makes its app install measurement tool Answers free  —  Twitter is launching Answers, a free way for advertisers to measure promoted and organic app installs on mobile.  —  Answers, which allows advertisers to track for free app downloads attributed to Twitter, operates inside of Twitter's Crashlytics Kit.

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