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December 21, 2014, 12:15 PM

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New York Times:
Obama administration seeks China's help in blocking North Korea's ability to launch cyberattacks  —  U.S. Asks China to Help Rein In Korean Hackers  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has sought China's help in recent days in blocking North Korea's ability to launch cyberattacks …
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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Cable industry group explains why it's so afraid the FCC will regulate ISPs like utilities  —  Making the Internet a utility—what's the worst that could happen?  —  There seems to be nothing the broadband industry fears more than Title II of the Communications Act.
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Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
Lyft says drivers can make $35/hour, but reporter who drove Lyft for a week earned $10.50/hour  —  Lyft says its drivers can make $35 an hour.  I spent a week driving to see if that's true.  —  My first day as a Lyft driver wasn't going well.  After dropping off a passenger in Arlington …
Owen Thomas / ReadWrite:
Starbucks won't adopt Square Order when Square Wallet is retired, ending mobile-payments deal  —  Starbucks To Square: It's Over  —  You won't be able to pay for that latte with Square.  —  Starbucks will soon no longer take Square's mobile payments in its stores, unwinding a key aspect …
Quentin Hardy / New York Times:
Over half the chips Intel will sell to public clouds in 2015 will have custom designs  —  Intel Betting on (Customized) Commodity Chips for Cloud Computing  —  Cheap, mass-produced semiconductors have transformed our world, with smartphones, laptops, sensors and tablets, all connected to big cloud computing systems.
Brittany Hillen / SlashGear:
Google+ adds auto enhancement feature for videos  —  Google Plus's Auto Awesome feature has been improving its users' images for a while now, and we've seen different updates related to it roll out over the months.  Back in December of last year, Google added its year-in-review videos …
Sam Biddle / Gawker:
Writer whose post helped kick off #HasJustineLandedYet mob recounts meeting and apologizing to Justine Sacco, reflects on his own fumble with Twitter irony  —  Justine Sacco Is Good at Her Job, and How I Came To Peace With Her  —  The internet is a mountain, and if you climb that mountain …

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