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December 7, 2015, 12:20 PM

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Yuliya Chernova / Wall Street Journal:
Google Ventures says it participated in fewer seed-stage deals in 2015, continues to invest heavily in healthcare and life sciences  —  Google Ventures Dials Down Seed Deals, Urges Mature Startups to Go Public … Google Ventures has reduced its involvement in seed-stage startups …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
French government is considering legislation banning free and shared WiFi during states of emergency, and blocking the use of Tor  —  After Paris Attacks, Proposed French Law Would Block Tor and Forbid Free Wi-Fi  —  After the recent Paris terror attacks, the French government is proposing …
Gmail Blog:
Google adds Reminders to Calendar on iOS and Android to help with your to-dos, works with Google's Inbox, Keep, and Now  —  Add to-dos to your Google Calendar using Reminders  —  You might already create calendar entries to remind you to call the doctor or pick up groceries on the way home.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Raises iTunes Match and Apple Music Library Matching Limits to 100,000 Tracks  —  Over the past couple of days, MacRumors has received several reports from users who have been able to upload music libraries of greater than 25,000 tracks to iTunes Match or Apple Music's similar scan-and-match feature …
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Urges Silicon Valley to ‘Disrupt’ ISIS  —  WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton said on Sunday that the Islamic State had become “the most effective recruiter in the world” and that the only solution was to engage American technology companies in blocking or taking down militants' websites, videos and encrypted communications.
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
OpenALPR software can turn your IP-enabled camera into an automated license plate reader  —  New software watches for license plates, turning you into Little Brother  —  How long until a license plate reader data blackmail-style website appears?  —  We now live in a world …
Tom Simonite / MIT Technology Review:
Censys is a free search engine powered by Google's infrastructure that helps security researchers find vulnerable devices on the Internet  —  A Search Engine for the Internet's Dirty Secrets  —  Google is helping to power a new search engine built on a daily scan of the whole Internet.
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
FCC presented its case for net neutrality rules before US appeals court on Friday  —  Net neutrality just went to court.  Here's how it did.  —  A federal appeals court on Friday challenged regulators to defend a series of strict new rules for Internet providers, asking them why it should allow …

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