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December 12, 2016, 7:45 PM

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Will Evans / Reveal:
5 ex-Uber employees say there was broad access to “God View” and abuse of it to track users including celebrities and politicians, even after initial news broke  —  For anyone who's snagged a ride with Uber, Ward Spangenberg has a warning: Your personal information is not safe.
Lucian Constantin / PCWorld:
Many models of Netgear routers exposed to critical remotely-exploitable security flaw; affected users recommended to stop using routers until patch is available  —  Several models of Netgear routers are affected by a publicly disclosed vulnerability that could allow hackers to take them over.
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Android's Google Keyboard renamed Gboard with new features including Google Search, emoji search, dedicated number row, multiple active languages, and more  —  Google released a keyboard app for the iPhone some months back called Gboard, and everyone was wondering if it would come to Android.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple has discussed investing up to $1B in SoftBank's $100B tech fund  —  SoftBank is raising up to $100 billion to invest in disruptive technologies  —  Apple Inc. has held talks about investing in a $100 billion fund being raised by Japanese internet and telecommunications giant …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Instagram will roll out live video broadcasting feature to US users over next few days  —  Instagram announced its Live video broadcasting features in November, which allow users to show your followers what you're up to in real time, and also let users browse for Live videos happening …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 10.2 with US-only TV app, new Messages effects, emoji, wallpapers, more  —  Apple has released iOS 10.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 10.2 includes several new features like Unicode 9.0 emoji, three new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus wallpapers, a new TV app …

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