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December 15, 2016, 11:40 AM

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Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Yahoo reveals another hack where an “unauthorized third party” in Aug. 2013 stole data from 1B+ accounts including names, emails, telephone numbers, birthdates  —  Yahoo has disclosed that — in addition to its September hacking incident — another “unauthorized third-party” …
Ginger Gibson / Reuters:
Trump transition official says Twitter was too small to be included in tech summit and that #CrookedHillary emoji ordeal had nothing to do with excluding them  —  Dec 14 President-elect Donald Trump left Twitter off the invitation list for a meeting of technology company executives on Wednesday …
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
Meeting with tech leaders, Trump says they can call him or his team any time, Thiel is “ahead of the curve”, and administration will work on “fair” trade deals  —  Looks like the tech industry has a direct line to Trump  —  Tech titans Jeff Bezos and Sheryl Sandberg meet with Trump transition team
Nancy Scola / Politico:
Politico:
Democratic FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says he will resign on January 20, which will allow a new Republican majority to begin dismantling Obama-era regulations  —  Democratic FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said today he would resign, ending months of will-he or won't-he speculation about his plans.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook tests context-based actions in Messenger via its “M” assistant, such as sending location or stickers  —  Facebook's “M” virtual assistant hasn't been rolled out to all that many people, but its interactions with a limited user base have helped train Facebook's artificial …
Jon Barlow / Pebble Developers:
Fitbit to keep Pebble software and services running through 2017, but smart features dependent on third-party services will be reevaluated  —  Greetings, Pebble Devs, from our new home at Fitbit!  —  After last week's announcement and Dev Blog post, we wanted to share the latest …
Will Greenwald / PC Magazine:
Onvocal introduces OV Bluetooth headphones that allow you to access Amazon's Alexa via a smartphone app, the first headphones with feature  —  Technology startup Onvocal has new Bluetooth earphones, dubbed OV, that offer full voice control of your music and direct access to voice assistants …

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