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December 9, 2016, 4:30 PM

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Samsung says next update will stop US Galaxy Note7s from charging starting December 19  —  Update will be released December 19th and rolled out within 30 days  —  Samsung will render remaining Galaxy Note 7s in the United States useless and inoperable with its next and final update for the recalled smartphone.
George Koroneos / Verizon Fios & Custom TV:
Verizon says it will not push Samsung's Galaxy Note7 disabling update to customers  —  Comments in this article can be attributed to Jeffrey Nelson, Vice President, Global Corporate Communications, Verizon  —  In October, Samsung announced a voluntary recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 …
Jeff Mason / Reuters:
Obama orders US intelligence agencies to conduct a full review of cyber attacks in the 2016 election and deliver a report before he leaves office  —  U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence agencies to review cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election and deliver …
Karoun Demirjian / Washington Post:
Leading Senate Republicans are preparing to launch a wide-ranging probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the US elections, despite Trump's opposition  —  Leading Senate Republicans are preparing to launch a coordinated and wide-ranging probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the U.S. elections …
Jeff Dunn / Business Insider:
WSJ: AirPods are delayed because Apple is struggling to ensure both AirPods receive audio simultaneously  —  When Apple announced the headphone jack-less iPhone 7 this past September, it also launched the AirPods, a pair of completely wireless set of earbuds similar to smaller-scale offerings like the Bragi Dash and Samsung Gear IconX.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Nearly 3M AT&T customers will receive $88M in credits and refunds for mobile cramming fees, following 2014 settlement with FTC  —  2014 cramming settlement finally gives money back to nearly 3 million customers.  —  Current and former AT&T customers will get refunds …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook corrects more metrics affecting ad reach, streaming reactions, plus Like & Share counts  —  Facebook today announced it's correcting a few more issues with its metrics in areas like audience estimation for ads, live video reaction counts and its Like and Share buttons.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Trump's denunciation of individuals on Twitter, which often leads to harassment by his followers, tests the limits of Twitter's rules against incitement  —  Last night President-elect Donald Trump used his Twitter account to criticize Chuck Jones, an Indiana union organizer who has been sharply critical …
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Michigan just became the first state to pass comprehensive self-driving regulations  —  Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed four bills that regulate the testing, development and eventually the sale of self-driving cars.  —  Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed four bills into law on Friday …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Former Magic Leap employees say planned release won't include tech seen in early prototypes; Magic Leap recruited with video created by a visual effects studio  —  Reality check  —  Magic Leap's allegedly revolutionary augmented reality technology may in fact be years away from completion and …
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Leaked e-mail: Alphabet donated $30M worth of employee holiday gifts like Chromebooks and phones to charity  —  The employee perks at Google are legendary, and they've always included an over-the-top holiday gift for every employee.  In the past, the company has surprised its 70,000 employees …
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