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December 8, 2014, 9:25 PM

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Sriram Krishnan / Medium:
Uninformed reactions to the Uber rape case in India play to existing biases  —  In defense of Uber in India  —  It's pretty frustrating to follow the press coverage of Uber rape case in India on sides of the world.  What is a terrible tragedy—the details are awful and stomach churning …
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Aman Sharma / The Economic Times:
Delhi Government bans Uber, says it is misleading customers  —  NEW DELHI: The Delhi Government has acted after the rape incident involving a 25-year-old woman in Delhi and has issued an order on Monday banning the services of Uber India in Delhi, saying it is misleading customers.
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube offers some of its stars bonuses to post exclusively to the service for a limited time before posting to rivals  —  YouTube Offering Its Stars Bonuses  —  Google Inc.'s YouTube unit is racing to lock up its top stars as rival online video services court them aggressively.
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Hackers responsible for Sony breach demand the “movie of terrorism” be pulled, likely referring to “The Interview”  —  Sony Pictures attackers demand: “Stop the terrorist film!”  —  New data dump on SPE execs along with a helping of malware.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Brings Graph Search To Mobile And Lets You Find Feed Posts By Keyword  —  Facebook is finally getting serious about search.  Today it's challenging Google for finding answers and Twitter for checking real-time chatter with the launch of keyword search.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
New variation of POODLE TLS attack is easier to execute, with 10% of websites vulnerable  —  Meaner POODLE bug that bypasses TLS crypto bites 10 percent of websites  —  Some of the world's leading websites—including those owned or operated by Bank of America, VMware …
Quentyn Kennemer / Phandroid:
[Update] Samsung Gear VR now available for $200 at Samsung.com and AT&T … Samsung has always listed December 2014 as the landing date for their virtual reality wearable Samsung Gear VR, and unless my calendar is bugged that window has arrived.  While Samsung has yet to formally announce a solid date …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Vimeo starts offering 4K downloads, but shies away from streaming  —  Janko Roettgers  —  Credit: Fer Gregory / Shutterstock  —  Credit: Fer Gregory / Shutterstock  —  Vimeo-loving video producers can finally put that expensive Red camera to good use: Vimeo is now allowing Pro subscribers …

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