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December 18, 2016, 12:30 PM

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Matt Day / The Seattle Times:
Current and former employees recount the birth of cloud computing efforts at Microsoft and how the company came to embrace cloud computing as a business  —  From suffering through a decade of product delays, missed opportunities and lackluster stock performance, Microsoft found a rebirth of sorts through cloud computing.
Thanks:@anectolts
Andrew J . Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber refuses to apply for autonomous vehicle testing permit, asks DMV to clarify how self-driving Ubers in SF are different from Teslas with autopilot  —  Your move, California  —  Uber is sticking to its guns in refusing to apply for a $150 permit that the California Department of Motor Vehicles …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Facebook, Google, Apple, Twitter, Microsoft, Uber, Lyft, Automattic, and Medium have now said they'll refuse to help build a Muslim registry  —  Apple, Google, and Uber have all broken their respective silences on whether they would participate in helping build a Muslim registry for the incoming Trump administration, BuzzFeed reports.
Turkey Blocks:
Tor access with the default configuration now widely restricted in Turkey as government cracks down on VPN use  —  The Turkey Blocks internet censorship watchdog has identified and verified that restrictions on the Tor anonymity network and Tor Browser are now in effect throughout Turkey.

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