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January 12, 2019, 12:50 PM

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Lindsey O'Donnell / Threatpost:
Dozens of government websites rendered insecure or inaccessible due to 80+ expired TLS certificates that haven't been renewed due to the US government shutdown  —  As the U.S. federal shutdown continues, dozens of U.S. government websites have been rendered either insecure or inaccessible due …
Kit Walsh / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Bird sends dubious DMCA takedown notice to Boing Boing over a post explaining how to legally buy an abandoned Bird scooter and convert it to a personal scooter  —  Every now and then we have to remind someone that it's not illegal for people to report facts that they dislike.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Lime suspends its scooter service in Switzerland after reports of some of its e-scooters halting mid-ride, throwing off and injuring passengers  —  Just as on-demand electric scooters are trying to pick up speed in Europe, one of the scooter market's most ambitious startups has halted operations …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Leaked docs: Verizon is alpha testing a game streaming service called Verizon Gaming, currently running on the Nvidia Shield TV, eventually expanding to Android  —  Verizon Gaming is already running on the Nvidia Shield — and soon Android  —  Verizon is currently conducting alpha testing …
Sinclair Target / Motherboard:
A look back at the evolution of RSS and why it lost out to centralized information silos on the web controlled by corporations, despite being an open format  —  Before the internet was consolidated into centralized information silos, RSS imagined a better way to let users control their online personas.
Emma Best / Gizmodo:
An overview of internal WikiLeaks data the US government collected from 2009 through at least 2017, including chats with identifying details on some sources  —  Late last year, the U.S. government accidentally revealed that a sealed complaint had been filed against Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.
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Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
During FTC vs Qualcomm trial, Apple supply chain exec Tony Blevins details “Project Antique”, the company's search for a second modem supplier, starting in 2013  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) considered tapping Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) and MediaTek Inc (2454.TW) …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Google has stopped making its Chromecast Audio streaming adapter, focusing on smart speakers instead  —  Google has stopped making its Chromecast Audio streaming adapter, and is instead focused on smart speakers going forward.  A company spokesperson confirmed Friday that Chromecast Audio …
Vanessa Gera / Associated Press:
Poland has searched the Warsaw offices of Huawei and Orange, arrested a Chinese manager at Huawei and charged him with espionage on behalf of China  —  WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Internal Security Agency has charged a Chinese manager at tech giant Huawei in Poland and one of its own former officers …

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