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December 21, 2014, 3:20 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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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 …
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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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Tracking the 20 most popular web sites since 1996: only AOL, Yahoo, and Google have been #1  —  From Lycos to Ask Jeeves to Facebook: Tracking the 20 most popular web sites every year since 1996  —  Our goal is not to confuse or alarm you, but we must, as agents of the news media, speak the truth.
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 …
Caleb Garling / Matter:
After TaskRabbit's abrupt pivot this summer, workers and employers remain angry and frustrated  —  Hunting Task Wabbits  —  Everybody's crazy mad with TaskRabbit—but the startup that launched the sharing economy really doesn't want to talk about its troubles.  —  Animations by Justin Cassano
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Stephen Shankland / CNET:
FV-5 camera app takes advantage of Android Lollipop to allow Nexus 5 and 6 to shoot RAW photos  —  How Android 5.0 lets you get raw for better photos  —  Programmers have begun unlocking a new feature in Google's new Lollipop mobile OS: the ability to shoot photos in raw format, which adds new flexibility in image quality.
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 …

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