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January 4, 2019, 9:30 AM

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M.G. Siegler / 500ish Words:
As the law of large numbers catches up with Apple, it faces a rocky but pivotal year where it needs to transition into a services company earlier than planned  —  Yesterday's updated guidance wasn't just about China...  The results are in.  Actually, they're not in.  And that was a major problem yesterday for Apple.
Tim Cook / Apple:
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Shira Ovide / Bloomberg:
Bloomberg:
Hackers dump private information of hundreds of German politicians including email addresses, mobile phone numbers, personal chat transcripts, and photos  —  - Leak includes emails, chat transcripts, photos, phone numbers  — Hack is ‘elaborate’ social-engineering attack, IT expert says
New York Times:
Los Angeles sues the company behind the Weather Channel app, which is owned by IBM, for slyly using location data for commercial purposes  —  The Weather Channel app deceptively collected, shared and profited from the location information of millions of American consumers …
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Report: for the second year in a row, FCC's Ajit Pai has canceled his CES trip, as the US government shutdown forces furloughs for non-essential FCC employees  —  It will be the second year in a row that he hasn't attended the conference  —  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai …
Christina Farr / CNBC:
Verily, the life sciences arm of Alphabet, raises $1B in round led by Silver Lake, says Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat and Silver Lake's Egon Durban are joining board  —  - Alphabet's Verily is raising $1 billion in a new round led by Silver Lake, and Ruth Porat is joining the board.
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
YouTubers popular with kids are promoting a shady gambling site selling “mystery boxes” filled with supposed prizes  —  Paul and Bryan “Ricegum” Le are among the popular children's entertainers promoting “mystery boxes” filled with supposed prizes the site says underage users are ineligible to win.
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
How Intel's STORM, its global team of about 12 hackers working to mitigate future security threats, is still cleaning up the mess left by Meltdown and Spectre  —  A YEAR AGO today, Intel coordinated with a web of academic and independent researchers to disclose a pair of security vulnerabilities with unprecedented impact.

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