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December 20, 2017, 6:45 AM

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Fitz Tepper / TechCrunch:
Coinbase temporarily disables Bitcoin Cash trading on its subsidiary GDAX exchange after $BCH prices topped $8.5K compared to ~$3K on other exchanges  —  Update : We're still waiting to hear directly from Coinbase on exactly what went wrong, but the company put out a series of tweets confirming …
Brian Armstrong / The Coinbase Blog:
Coinbase CEO says Bitcoin Cash price increase before the announcement warrants internal investigation into whether someone at Coinbase profited from inside info  —  Today we announced support for Bitcoin Cash (BCH).  It appears the price of Bitcoin Cash on other exchanges increased in the hours before our announcement.
Rick D. / NEWSBTC:
Coinbase enables trading of Bitcoin Cash on its platform today; users who had Bitcoin at the time of fork on Aug. 1 will have equal balance in Bitcoin Cash  —  Cryptocurrency exchange CoinBase announced today that they will allow full support for Bitcoin Cash.
CNBC:
European Court of Justice rules that Uber is a transport service, not an information service; decision means EU states can use national laws to regulate Uber  —  Uber is a taxi company, according to a landmark ruling from Europe's highest court.  —  The European Court of Justice (ECJ) …
Cody Toombs / Android Police:
Google Play Store to require apps to target SDK no more than one year older than current release starting late 2018; new, native apps must offer 64-bit in 2019  —  The Play Store created some controversy last month after announcing plans to remove apps that used Accessibility Services …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft rolls out latest Windows 10 test build with Timeline feature and begins work on enabling Progressive Web Apps on Windows 10 with Edge  —  Microsoft's latest ‘Redstone 4’ test build, 17063, includes includes its promised Timeline feature, the start of Edge support for Progressive Web Apps …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google Chrome will start natively blocking ads that do not comply with Coalition for Better Ads guidelines on February 15  —  In June, Google revealed that Chrome will stop showing all ads (including those owned or served by Google) on websites that display non-compliant ads “starting in early 2018.”
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert says Facebook and Microsoft helped stop North Korean hacking operations last week  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc and Microsoft Corp disabled a number of North Korean cyber threats last week, a White House official said on Tuesday …
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Facebook adds HTC Vive, SteamVR, and Windows desktop support to beta of Spaces, its first VR chat app  —  In a major about-face for the virtual reality teams at Facebook, the company announced a surprise Tuesday update to its VR “Spaces” app.  The social media service's first VR chat app …
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Researcher finds analytics firm Alteryx left data like addresses, phones, mortgages of 123M US households unsecured on AWS; Alteryx says database now secured  —  Information on more than 120 million American households was sitting in a massive database found left exposed on the web earlier this month, Forbes has been told.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Rep. Marsha Blackburn proposes bill to ban site blocking and throttling but allow fast lanes and bar FCC from regulating ISPs as common carriers under Title II  —  FCC would be permanently barred from using Title II authority over broadband.  —  A Republican lawmaker is proposing …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says he expects AirPods shipments to grow 100% YoY to 26-28M in 2018, with a new model coming out in mid- to late-2018  —  Apple will release an upgraded version of AirPods in the second half of 2018, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft Store removes Google Chrome Installer app, which only directed users to a download link, citing violation of Store policies  —  Google published a Chrome app in the Windows Store earlier today, which just directed users to a download link to install the browser.

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