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The Digest: Zuckerberg’s resolutions… and 3 other things people are talking about today

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Mark Zuckerberg asks Facebook users to suggest his personal challenge for 2015 | The Guardian "Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg sets himself a personal challenge every year, from wearing a tie every day in 2009 and learning to speak Mandarin in 2010 to only eating meat in 2011 if he killed the animal…

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The Digest: Sony hack an ‘inside job’… and 3 other things people are talking about today

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Sony hack: New evidence points to inside job, say security experts | The Hollywood Reporter "Despite the FBI declaring that North Korea was behind the devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, security experts continue to believe that the hack was an inside job. Security firm Norse claims it has evidence that shows…

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The Interview: It appears that Sony does NOT want to make a lot of money from this film

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It may not be the best film of 2014, but Sony's The Interview - starring Seth Rogen and James Franco - is probably the most talked about. After much will-they-won't-they-oh-yes-of-course-they-will, Sony decided to ignore threats of reprisals and release the controversial comedy on Christmas Day - in about 300 independent US cinemas and on VoD…

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The Digest: Gmail blocked in China… and 5 other things people are talking about today

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Google’s Gmail blocked in China | The Guardian "Google’s Gmail was blocked in China after months of disruptions to the world’s biggest email service, with an anti-censorship advocate suggesting the country’s 'great firewall' was to blame. Large numbers of Gmail web addresses were cut off in China on Friday, according to GreatFire.org, a…

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The Digest: Uber says sorry (again)… and 3 other things people are talking about today

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Uber 'truly sorry' for price rise during Sydney siege | BBC News "Taxi booking firm Uber has apologised for raising fare prices during a deadly cafe siege in Sydney last week. The firm raised fares by as much as four times its normal rate when demand shot up during the siege that left…

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The Digest: North Korea web blackout… and 3 other things people are talking about today

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Why did North Korea's internet go down? | BBC News "If the North Korean system was brought down, the obvious suspect is the United States. President Obama promised/threatened a response to the Sony intrusion 'in a place and time and manner that we choose'. It would be proportionate." Google's self-driving…

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The Digest: Gadget insurance complaints rise… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Gadget insurance complaints to Ombudsman jump | BBC News "The Financial Ombudsman Service says it saw 2,200 complaints about gadget warranties last year, double that of the previous year. It says many people hugely undervalue the cost of the technological items they carry with them, and are also unaware that most general insurance…

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The Digest: Apple not guilty… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Jury finds Apple not liable of harming consumers in iTunes DRM case | The Verge "An eight-person jury has decided that Apple is not on the hook for what could have been more than $1 billion in a trial centering on extra security measures the company added to iTunes and iPods starting in…

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The Digest: Net is ‘less free and more unequal’… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Berners-Lee troubled by 'growing inequality' on web | PC Mag "Sir Tim Berners-Lee believes access to the internet is a basic human right. The World Wide Web creator and founder of the Web Foundation, Berners-Lee suggested that, in an increasingly unequal world, the internet has the power to be a great equaliser. But…

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The Digest: Windows 10 release date… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Microsoft exec sees autumn release for Windows 10 | Reuters "Microsoft expects to have its new Windows 10 operating system on the market by autumn 2015, slightly later than previous comments had suggested. Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner told Japanese news service Nikkei on Wednesday that the new system would be released 'early…

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