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December 19, 2015, 10:35 PM

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Kim Zetter / Wired:
Secret Code Found in Juniper's Firewalls Shows Risk of Government Backdoors  —  Encryption backdoors have been a hot topic in the last few years—and the controversial issue got even hotter after the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, when it dominated media headlines.
Allegra Frank / Polygon:
League of Legends developer Riot Games is now owned entirely by Tencent  —  Riot Games now owned entirely by Tencent  —  The League of Legends studio's remaining shares have been bought up Riot Games, the developer of League of Legends, has sold its remaining equity to Chinese online company Tencent Holdings.
John Goglia / Forbes:
FAA Finally Admits Names And Home Addresses In Drone Registry Will Be Publicly Available  —  The FAA finally confirmed this afternoon that model aircraft registrants' names and home addresses will be public.  In an email message, the FAA stated"Until the drone registry system is modified, the FAA will not release names and address.
David Harris / Cargo Facts:
Sources: Amazon building its own overnight US airfreight operation, negotiating with Boeing for twenty 767 widebody freighters  —  [EXCLUSIVE] Amazon building its own overnight airfreight operation, sources say  —  Amazon.com Inc. is creating a logistics operation that will include overnight air operations …
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act enacted into law by President Obama after being passed as part of omnibus bill  —  Budget bill heads to President Obama's desk with CISA intact  —  Earlier today, the US House of Representatives passed a 2,000-page omnibus budget bill that contains …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL review: fast, light, great camera, and Continuum is perhaps a glimpse into the future, but still too few apps and the design is boring  —  Microsoft Lumia 950 XL review  —  A year ago, I gave up on Windows Phone.  Frustrated by a lack of quality apps …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Microsoft acquires Metanautix, an analytics startup that helps big companies navigate their data  —  Microsoft has acquired a young Palo Alto startup called Metanautix, a firm specializing in helping large enterprises filter through their hordes of in-house data.  Terms of the deal haven't been disclosed
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Evernote is killing Skitch for Android, iOS, and Windows on January 22, but not Mac  —  Note-taking app company Evernote today delivered some sad news for users of the image annotation app Skitch.  The iOS, Android, and Windows versions of Skitch will be going away on January 22.

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Microsoft:
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eero:
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IBM:
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The Top 100 Venture Capitalists  —  For a third consecutive year, we worked with The New York Times to develop a data-driven ranking of the world's best venture capital partners.  Here are the top 100.

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