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January 25, 2015, 1:55 PM

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Quinn Norton / Medium:
Barrett Brown sentence shows increasing dangers of security journalism, and why reporters should step back until laws are fixed  —  We Should All Step Back from Security Journalism  —  I'll Go First  —  I started studying the computer underground back when I worked in tech, as an early web developer, in the mid 1990s.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Walmart starts selling its Vudu Spark streaming stick for $25  —  Remember Walmart's very own HDMI streaming stick, which I spotted in the FFC's online database two months ago?  Turns out Walmart already started selling it for just $24.95, and is now getting ready to make it more widely available.
Mario Aguilar / Gizmodo:
Music artists who refuse YouTube's aggressive Music Key terms lose all YouTube monetization options  —  Why Google Is Strong-Arming Artists Into Signing With YouTube Music Key  —  Cello rock n' roller Zoë Keating is really upset that Google is trying to force her to sign over the rights …
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Taiwan-based mobile phone chipmaker MediaTek plans US expansion to challenge Qualcomm  —  Meet MediaTek, the brains powering your next budget smartphone  —  The Taiwanese company, which supplies mobile chips in Asia, is gearing up for an expansion into the US.  That could mean more affordable smartphone options.
Carmel DeAmicis / Gigaom:
What 1,000 attendees at Product Hunt's happy hour show about tech culture and the company's future  —  Over 1,000 people showed up to Product Hunt's massive happy hour  —  The Product Hunt happy hour crowd in the outdoor half of 620 Jones  —  Credit: Taken by Carmel DeAmicis for Gigaom
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
California DMV stops making Uber drivers get commercial license plates; policy review pending  —  DMV to reconsider commercial plates for UberX, Lyft drivers  —  In an abrupt U-turn, the California of Motor Vehicles late Friday night retracted its finding that drivers for ride-hailing services like Uber …

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