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December 21, 2016, 8:40 PM

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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple accuses Nokia of collusion with patent trolls in anti-trust lawsuit; Nokia sues Apple for 32 patent infringements, claims Apple declined licensing deals  —  Nokia today announced that it has filed several complaints against Apple in Germany and the United States, accusing the Cupertino company of infringing on Nokia patents.
Laharee Chatterjee / Reuters:
Honda says it has entered formal talks with Alphabet's Waymo to add self-driving tech to its cars, will provide modified vehicles initially  —  Honda Motor Co Ltd's R&D unit said on Wednesday it has entered into formal talks with Alphabet Inc's Waymo to add self-driving technology to its vehicles.
Andrew J / The Verge:
Uber debuts several Snapchat filters unlocked in-app which display travel time to destination, the company's logo, more  —  Uber's app just got a lot more snappy  —  Last month, Uber unveiled a totally redesigned and streamlined version of its app that featured a cleaner interface …
Spencer Woodman / The Verge:
Data mining firm Palantir, co-founded by Trump adviser Peter Thiel, has provided help tracking immigrants for US customs and border authorities  —  Training materials obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center show Palantir has played a role in a far-reaching customs system
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
House Judiciary Committee's Encryption Working Group report says encryption backdoors pose a security threat, siding with tech experts  —  Today, the House Judiciary Committee's Encryption Working Group released its year-end report — and the result is good news for technology companies.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Nintendo says Super Mario Run was downloaded 40M+ times in its first 4 days of availability, breaking iOS App Store records  —  Nintendo has confirmed what we all knew was likely - Super Mario Run got a lot of downloads at launch.  The company says that the app was downloaded …
Steven Overly / Washington Post:
White House report: AI will lead to long-term growth in productivity and efficiency but will likely lead to millions of job losses in low-skill sectors  —  The growing popularity of artificial intelligence technology will likely lead to millions of lost jobs, especially among less-educated workers …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
eMarketer cuts growth forecasts for US smartwatch market in 2016 from 60% to 25% YoY, citing lack of clear use case  —  Apple may still be claimingthat sales of its Apple Watch are “doing great,” but overall, the wearable device category is failing to grow at the rates forecasted earlier.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Six of ten executives in Twitter's “leadership team” have left this year, including the CTO, COO, VP of Product, VP of Engineering  —  There were a lot of them.  —  Who is left at Twitter?  —  The social communications company has always done a poor job of establishing continuity in its most senior ranks.
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
WhatsApp is being used by many immigrants and migrants to stay in touch with family members and friends back home, thanks to its security, simplicity, ubiquity  —  When Facebook bought WhatsApp for more than $19 billion in 2014, Jan Koum, a founder of the messaging company …
Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:
Verizon “supercookie” partner Turn settles with FTC over privacy violations charges that it continued tracking consumers even after they opted out of tracking  —  The ad tech firm was found continuing to track users even after they opted-out.  —  Turn, which operates …
Owen Bowcott / The Guardian:
EU's top court rules “general and indiscriminate retention” of electronic communications is illegal, possibly opening UK's Snoopers Charter to legal challenges  —  Indiscriminate collection of emails is illegal, court rules in response to challenge originally brought by David Davis
Eben Upton / Raspberry Pi:
Raspberry Pi Foundation releases free experimental version of its desktop environment PIXEL for PCs and Macs  —  Our vision in establishing the Raspberry Pi Foundation was that everyone should be able to afford their own programmable general-purpose computer.

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