December 13, 2014, 4:35 PM

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Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Facebook no longer showing results from Bing when searching on its site  —  Facebook dumps Microsoft Web search results  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) has stopped including results from Microsoft Corp's (MSFT.O) Bing search engine on its social networking site.
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
How GCHQ used malware to penetrate Belgium's largest telecom and remain undetected for 2 years  —  The Inside Story of How British Spies Hacked Belgium's Largest Telco  —  When the incoming emails stopped arriving, it seemed innocuous at first.  But it would eventually become clear that this was no routine technical problem.
Jeff Elder / Wall Street Journal:
Former iTunes Engineer Tells Court He Worked to Block Competitors  —  A former iTunes engineer testified in a federal antitrust case against Apple Friday that he worked on a project “intended to block 100% of non-iTunes clients” and “keep out third-party players” that competed with Apple's iPod.
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Exclusive: Iran hackers may target U.S. energy, defense firms, FBI warns  —  (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned U.S. businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defense contractors, energy firms and educational institutions …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
IsoHunt unofficially resurrects The Pirate Bay  —  Torrent site isoHunt appears to have unofficially resurrected The Pirate Bay at  At first glance, The Old Pirate Bay seems to be just a commemorative site for The Pirate Bay, which went down this week after police raided its data center in Sweden.
Ken Hoetmer / Google Geo Developers Blog:
Google to turn off Google Earth API on December 12, 2015  —  Announcing deprecation of the Google Earth API  —  Over six years ago we introduced the Google Earth API, enabling developers to build rich 3D mapping applications in the browser, using JavaScript.
Don Reisinger / CNET:
Google, France space agency partner up on Project Loon  —  France will contribute its expertise in balloon technology, while Google will assist the space agency with long-term balloon campaigns.  —  Google and France's space agency, the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales …

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