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January 9, 2015, 2:45 PM

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Snowden: NSA should re-prioritize cyber warfare goals and focus more on defensive measures given US's dependence on high-tech  —  Exclusive: Edward Snowden on Cyber Warfare  —  Cyber warfare used to be the stuff of sci-fi movies and military exercises.  But with the advent of the Stuxnet worm …
Amrutha Gayathri / Reuters:
Box seeks to raise up to $162.5M in IPO at $11 to $13 per share at a valuation of up to $1.55B  —  Data storage company Box expected to be valued at up to $1.55 billion  —  (Reuters) - Online data storage provider Box Inc (IPO-BOX.N) expects its initial public offering to be priced at $11-$13 per share …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple planning Apple Pay expansion into Canada as soon as March  —  Apple is preparing to expand its new Apple Pay payments service internationally with at least the Canadian launch currently scheduled for early 2015, according to sources close to the situation.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apps from Apple's EU App Store continue to work even after refunds are processed  —  The fundamental flaw with EU 14-day refunds: you keep the app forever  —  A week ago, Apple introduced 14-day no-questions-asked refunds in the EU for iTunes Store and App Store content.
Hannah Jane Parkinson / Guardian:
Google-backed fund donates €250,000 to Charlie Hebdo, Zuckerberg condemns attack, Apple shows solidarity with banner on site  —  Mark Zuckerberg, Apple and Google respond to Charlie Hebdo attack  —  Facebook CEO condemns attack while Google donates £195,000 to support satirical magazine …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Lizard Squad's DDoS attack service “Lizard Stresser” runs mostly on thousands of hacked home routers  —  Lizard Stresser Runs on Hacked Home Routers  —  The online attack service launched late last year by the same criminals who knocked Sony and Microsoft's gaming networks offline …
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State of Bitcoin 2015: Ecosystem Grows Despite Price Decline  —  CoinDesk is pleased to announce the latest quarterly State of Bitcoin report, featuring a 2014 Year in Review, an in-depth analysis of data and events from the fourth quarter of 2014 and a look ahead to what 2015 might bring.
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Allison Schiff / AdExchanger:
Sources: Yahoo shutting down Right Media ad exchange for non-Yahoo owned networks and publishers  —  Yahoo Finally Pulls The Plug On Right Media Exchange  —  Most would argue that Yahoo's de facto policy on the Right Media Exchange had been “do not resuscitate” for quite some time - but now RMX is officially off life support.
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Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint:
Spotify won't support Google Cast, prefers to further develop Spotify Connect  — Share on Facebook - Tweet about it - Pint It - Share on LinkedIn - Post on Google+ - Share via Email  —  Contrary to reports, including an official statement from Sony, Spotify will not be supporting Google Cast for playback on home speakers.
Carmel DeAmicis / Gigaom:
Uber cuts prices for riders and guarantees earnings for drivers in 48 cities starting Friday  —  Uber just cut prices in 48 markets  —  This hasn't happened in awhile.  Uber just slashed its cost in 48 of its US markets.  The last time it started giving such big discounts was half a year ago, at the start of summer.
Abhijeet M. / SamMobile:
Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 coming soon to Europe, firmware now online  —  The Galaxy A3 (SM-A300) and Galaxy A5 (SM-A500) are mid-range devices that Samsung is hoping will attract consumers with their metallic designs, but both devices have been in limited supply due to production issues …
Reuters:
Bitstamp says it will resume trading today after breach which resulted in 19K stolen bitcoins  —  Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp says to resume trading on Friday  —  Bitstamp, one of the largest exchanges for the digital bitcoin currency, said it would resume trading later on Friday …
Conor Dougherty / New York Times:
Google may launch an auto insurance comparison shopping site in US as early as Q1 this year  —  New Clues on Google's Plans for Insurance  —  The insurance industry takes it for granted that Google will soon introduce its Google Compare auto insurance shopping site, which has been in Britain for two years, in the United States.
Lester Victor Marks / AppleInsider:
Griffin's Lightning cables with reversible USB plug coming in March for $29.99  —  Griffin shows off $30 Lightning cable with reversible USB plug, coming in March  —  At CES this week, Griffin Technology took the wraps off a new USB-to-Lightning cable with a twist — the USB Type A plug …

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