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December 24, 2014, 1:15 AM

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Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Apple pushes first ever automated security update for Macs to fix critical NTP vulnerabilities  —  Apple pushes first ever automated security update to Mac users  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc has pushed out its first-ever automated security update to Macintosh computers to help defend …
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
Google and Microsoft join wireless trade group in opposing hotel industry's FCC petition to allow blocking personal WiFi hotspots  —  Google, Wireless Industry Not Down With Marriott's Wi-Fi Blocking Plan  —  Microsoft and Google don't agree on much, but they've presented a united front …
Hollywood Reporter:
Sony announces The Interview will play in select theaters Christmas day, on-demand release also expected  —  Multiple Theaters Say They Will Screen ‘The Interview’  —  Sony's The Interview is getting its day in theaters after all.  —  The Plaza Theater in Atlanta and The Alamo Drafthouse …
Steven Sinofsky / Learning by Shipping:
Sony breach highlights need to move away from insecure legacy OS architecture to mobile apps and cloud services  —  Why Sony's Breach Matters  —  This past year has seen more wide-spread, massive-scale, and damaging computer system breaches than any time in history.
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
New York Times:
JPMorgan data breach entry point identified: one server didn't use two-factor authentication  —  Neglected Server Provided Entry for JPMorgan Hackers  —  The computer breach at JPMorgan Chase this summer — the largest intrusion of an American bank to date — might have been thwarted …
Sam Kim / Bloomberg:
Uber CEO Indicted in South Korea Over Its Taxi Service  —  Prosecutors in South Korea charged Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick and the head of its domestic business partner MK Korea Co. with violating a transportation law.  —  San Francisco-based Uber …
Jodi Kantor / New York Times:
How the gender gap in tech played out at the dawn of the web boom for Stanford's class of 1994  —  A Brand New World In Which Men Ruled  —  Instead of narrowing gender gaps, the technology industry created vast new ones for Stanford University's pioneering class of 1994.
Kelly Hodgkins / MacRumors:
Apple-led Rockstar Consortium sells remaining patent portfolio to RPX for $900M, drops existing lawsuits against Samsung, LG, and HTC  —  Apple-Led Rockstar Consortium Sells Remaining Patent Portfolio for $900 Million  —  San Francisco patent company RPX today announced it is purchasing …
Damon Poeter / PC Magazine:
ITC will investigate Samsung's GPU tech patent infringement claims against Nvidia and others  —  Samsung's ITC Case Against Nvidia Moves Forward  —  The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on Tuesday announced that it will investigate patent infringement claims made by Samsung …

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