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December 28, 2015, 11:10 AM

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Ben Blanchard / Reuters:
China passes controversial counter-terrorism law that requires tech companies hand over encryption keys and other sensitive information to government  —  China passes controversial counter-terrorism law  —  China's parliament passed a controversial new anti-terrorism law on Sunday …
RT:
Turkish sites under intensifying, weeks long DDoS attacks that disrupted some banking services over the holidays; Anonymous claims responsibility  —  Turkish banks & government sites under ‘intense’ attacks on Christmas holidays  —  Turkey is suffering from a wave of cyber-attacks on financial …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon Prime adds more than 3M new members in 1 week at peak of holiday shopping season  —  Amazon said tonight that it added more than 3 million new Amazon Prime members globally in just one week at the height of the holiday shopping season this year.  It's the latest sign of growth …
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
How Gary Alford, an IRS special agent assigned to work with the DEA, used Google search, old chat room logs, and more to track down Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht  —  The Tax Sleuth Who Took Down a Drug Lord  —  Gary L. Alford was running on adrenaline when he arrived for work on a Monday in June 2013 …
Wall Street Journal:
For Jack Dorsey, running both Twitter and Square involves 18-hour days, a rigorous schedule, and impromptu meetings  —  How Jack Dorsey Runs Both Twitter, Square  —  Being CEO at two publicly traded companies means 18-hour days, a meticulous schedule and impromptu business meetings
Corinne Reichert / ZDNet:
Comcast installs its first commercial modem with DOCSIS 3.1 technology for a customer in Philadelphia, providing speeds of up to 1 Gbps  —  Comcast now offering 1Gbps speeds across DOCSIS 3.1  —  Comcast has connected the first commercial DOCSIS 3.1 service to a customer in Philadelphia, providing speeds of up to 1Gbps.
Jason Schreier / Kotaku:
Valve says caching issue that allowed Steam users to view pages of others has been fixed, believes no other unauthorized actions were allowed on accounts  —  Steam Goes Nuts, Offers Access To Other People's Accounts  —  Steam faced something of a catastrophe this afternoon …
Maureen Farrell / Wall Street Journal:
Behind the comeback of Frank Quattrone, who founded tech-oriented Qatalyst Partners investment bank in 2008, and has advised on 85+ deals worth at least $158B  —  Behind Frank Quattrone's Comeback in New Tech Era  —  Famed deal-maker is again in high demand, but controversy lingers from his dot-com days
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Moto 360 Sport review: $299 is a lot for a smartwatch that's only good for tracking daily movement and running, but no other activities  —  The Moto 360 Sport reviewed: Good, but not enough fitness to be worth it  —  The $299 smartwatch is a runner's companion; all other athletes look elsewhere.

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