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December 18, 2014, 10:15 AM

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New York Times:
U.S. Said to Find North Korea Ordered Cyberattack on Sony  —  WASHINGTON — American intelligence officials have concluded that the North Korean government was “centrally involved” in the recent attacks on Sony Pictures's computers, a determination reached just as Sony on Wednesday canceled …
Kim Zetter / Wired:
The Evidence That North Korea Hacked Sony Is Flimsy  —  A poster for the movie “The Interview” is taken down by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta.  Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel …
Dave McNary / Variety:
Sony Has ‘No Further Release Plans’ for ‘The Interview’  —  Sony Pictures Entertainment has walked out on “The Interview,” deciding against releasing the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy in any form — including VOD or DVD.  —  “Sony Pictures has no further release plans for the film,” a spokesman said Wednesday.
Amar Toor / The Verge:
Amazon brings one-hour delivery to New York City with Prime Now  —  Service rolls out in select areas of Manhattan today, with other cities coming in 2015  —  Amazon today announced a new service called Prime Now, which promises one-hour delivery for a range of “daily essentials.”
Kevin Poulsen / Wired:
The FBI used Flash code from abandoned Metasploit side project to identify Tor users in Operation Torpedo  —  The FBI Used the Web's Favorite Hacking Tool to Unmask Tor Users  —  For more than a decade, a powerful app called Metasploit has been the most important tool in the hacking world …
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple to instate country-specific app taxes in EU starting Jan. 1  —  In an email sent out to iTunes Connect members on Wednesday, Apple reminded developers of an upcoming value-added tax (VAT) rate policy change that will see customers pay fees based on their country of residence rather than other EU locales with lower taxes.
Janelle Lawrence / Bloomberg:
Boston Uber Driver Charged With Raping Woman Seeking Ride  —  A Boston man who works as an Uber Technologies Inc. driver was charged with taking a woman to a secluded area and raping her, as questions about the company's driver-screening process prompted it to begin an assessment of its safety programs.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
Box CEO Aaron Levie talks about the IPO, competition, and the company's future strategy  —  Box CEO Aaron Levie: From Commodity to ‘Defining Strategy’  —  Box CEO Aaron Levie is one of the biggest cheerleaders for a new generation of corporate technology that he says can transform businesses and make employees more productive.

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