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December 15, 2017, 12:20 PM

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Tony Romm / Recode:
A coalition of state attorneys general, led by the New York AG, pledge to sue the FCC for repealing net neutrality rules  —  States like Washington and New York are gearing up to fight the FCC's recent repeal.  —  The United States is about to go to war with itself over net neutrality.
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
FCC votes to dismantle Obama administration's net neutrality rules in a 3-2 vote; Ajit Pai says rollback is “helping consumers and promoting competition”  —  WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to dismantle landmark rules regulating the businesses …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
As AOL Instant Messenger shuts down today after 20 years, readers reminisce about the heyday of instant messaging  —  Ars readers reminisce about the heyday of instant messaging.  —  Today, America Online Instant Messenger, better known by its acronym, AIM, went dark after more than two decades of faithful service.
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
“Triton” malware, likely the work of a nation-state, found in Schneider Electric industrial safety systems often used in nuclear, oil, and gas plants  —  (Reuters) - Hackers likely working for a nation-state recently invaded the safety system of a critical infrastructure facility …
Paresh Dave / Reuters:
Alphabet's X inks deal with the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to install 2,000 boxes that provide high-speed wireless internet using light beams  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's X research division said on Thursday that India's Andhra Pradesh state government would buy …
Davide Ghiglione / Financial Times:
Italy's tax agency says Amazon to pay €100M to settle outstanding tax claims covering the period between 2011 and 2015  —  Italy's tax agency - known as Agenzia delle Entrate - said it reached an agreement with Amazon to settle outstanding tax claims covering the period between 2011 and 2015.
Sarah Knapton / Telegraph:
Google AI team helps NASA identify a new planet in the Kepler-90 star system, found with the aid of a neural network using data from the Kepler Space Telescope  —  Google has previously discovered lost tribes, missing ships and even an forgotten forest.  But now it has also found two entire planets.
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Sources: SoftBank has been in talks to invest up to $300M in dog-walking app Wag, which raised $40M just eight months ago  —  It shows how SoftBank has affected funding amounts in Silicon Valley.  —  SoftBank has been in talks to invest as much as $300 million in the dog-walking app Wag …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Canary and Canary Flex cameras will be updated to add AI-powered person detection and more AI features in coming months  —  More AI-powered features are coming soon  —  Both the Canary and Canary Flex home security cameras are being updated with a new, AI-driven feature today: person detection.
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Luxembourg says it will challenge EU order that Amazon must repay the country €250M in back taxes  —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Luxembourg is challenging a European Union order to recover about 250 million euros ($295 million) in back taxes from Amazon, saying it disagreed …
Shona Ghosh / Business Insider:
Filings show Snap's UK arm made £26M in revenue, £1.3M in profit, and had 29 employees who got paid an average of £238K in 15 months up to December 2016  —  People queuing to buy Snapchat Spectacles.  —  Snap's British arm reported £26 million in revenue …
 

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