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December 29, 2015, 11:10 AM

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Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Pictures of Google Glass Enterprise Edition turn up at FCC, showing foldable design  —  This is Google Glass: Enterprise Edition in the flesh [Gallery]  —  Earlier this year, we told you across several exclusive reports that new Google Glass hardware was on the way, namely a device Google …
Steve Ragan / CSO:
Names, dates of birth, addresses, phone numbers, voting history for 191M US voters exposed by misconfigured database whose owner remains unidentified  —  Database configuration issues expose 191 million voter records  —  Massive database exposed to public, major political data managers deny ownership
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook fights skepticism from net neutrality advocates over its Free Basics program in India  —  Facebook Confronts The Free Internet Neutrality Dilemma  —  What's more important?  Restricted free Internet access for the poor?  Or maintaining an open, neutral Internet without limitations?
Nandita Bose / Reuters:
Samsung plans to let US users pay online with Samsung Pay, expand it to lower-priced smartphones soon  —  Samsung Pay plans to enable U.S. online shopping in 2016  —  Samsung Electronics Co plans to expand its fledgling mobile payment service in the United States next year …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Samsung's Bio-Processor chip that has built-in support for measuring body fat, muscle mass, heart rate, skin temperature, and more goes into mass production  —  Samsung's new processor is meant for building much better fitness trackers  —  Samsung thinks it's about time that fitness trackers did more than monitor your pulse.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Verizon now covers up to $650 in early termination fees when switching mobile operators, joining other carriers in doing so  —  Verizon will give you up to $650 to switch from another carrier  —  Is the biggest US wireless carrier starting to feel some pressure from its rivals?  Perhaps.
Ben Blanchard / Reuters:
China passes controversial counter-terrorism law that requires tech firms to help decrypt information, doesn't require installing backdoors as initially planned  —  China passes controversial counter-terrorism law  —  China's parliament passed a controversial new anti-terrorism law on Sunday …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
New York City starts installing LinkNYC public gigabit Wi-Fi access points in phone booths  —  New York is finally installing its promised public gigabit Wi-Fi  —  Today, workers began installing the first LinkNYC access points in New York.  First announced in November 2014 …
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 …
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Intel completes $16.7B Altera deal, its largest acquisition ever  —  Intel Completes Acquisition of Altera  —  $16.7 billion deal underscores Intel CEO's plan to expand chip maker's business  —  Intel Corp. on Monday completed its biggest-ever acquisition, a deal that underscores Chief …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
North Korea's homegrown Red Star OS computers watermark all documents and media files on inserted USB sticks, to track underground sharing  —  Inside North Korea's Totalitarian Operating System  —  The goal of a totalitarian regime is to control everything in a country: information, resources, and power.

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