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December 13, 2016, 7:50 AM

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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.
Kara Swisher / Recode:
As Trumplethinskin lets down his hair for tech, shame on Silicon Valley for climbing the Tower in silence  —  But don't expect a fairy tale ending!  —  Hoo boy, would I have liked to be in the room when Sheryl Sandberg/Tim Cook/Larry Page/fill-in-your-billionaire-tech- leader-here were reacting …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft says it's shipped Surface Hubs to 2K+ customers since March with an average deal size of 50 units; product is now in stock  —  Microsoft officials say they've sold Surface Hub conferencing systems to more than 2,000 customers since March, and that they've now got their supply situation under control.
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 …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update will bring Cortana support to IoT devices with screens in 2017  —  Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update, coming next year, will include the ability for Cortana to work from across the room with certain IoT devices — but only those with screens.
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 …
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.

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IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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