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February 23, 2014, 9:40 AM

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Roger Cheng / CNET:
Windows Phone update coming this Spring with Dual-SIM and app install on SD  —  Next Windows Phone update will allow for more affordable devices  —  Microsoft wants Windows Phone to go global in an even bigger way.  —  The company spilled a few of the details from its upcoming update to Windows Phone …
More: The Verge and Wpxbox
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Kevin Poulsen / Wired:
Behind iPhone's Critical Security Bug, a Single Bad ‘Goto’  —  Like everything else on the iPhone, the critical crypto flaw announced in iOS 7 yesterday turns out to be a study in simplicity and elegant design: a single spurious “goto” in one part of Apple's authentication code that accidentally bypasses the rest of it.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
On the Timing of iOS's SSL Vulnerability and Apple's ‘Addition’ to the NSA's PRISM Program  —  Jeffrey Grossman, on Twitter: … iOS 6.0 shipped on 24 September 2012.  —  According to slide 6 in the leaked PowerPoint deck on NSA's PRISM program, Apple was “added” in October 2012.
CNET:
Huawei Ascend G6 has 4G LTE and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera (hands-on)  —  CNET Editors' Take  —  Huawei has a new phone to show off at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in the form of the Ascend G6.  With a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, Huawei is hoping the Android phone …
Chris Hall / Pocket-lint:
Huawei E5786 is world's fastest MiFi, offering 300Mbps 4G LTE  —  Huawei has announced what it's claiming as the world's fastest MiFi, or mobile Wi-Fi, in the Huawei E5786, at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona.  —  The new MiFi device will offer Cat 6 LTE, with download speeds …
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Facebook's WhatsApp acquisition should atone for a prank Zuckerberg played on Sequoia in 2004  —  The Story Of Sequoia Capital's $3 Billion ‘Revenge’ On Mark Zuckerberg  —  He's become a successful CEO and a generous person, but ten years ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used to have something of an attitude.
More: I4U News, Guardian and ForbesTweets: @chrisjhorn
Yasha Levine / PandoDaily:
The problem with WhatsApp's privacy boasts: They're not true  — WhatsApp's FAQ, before the company sold to Facebook  —  Ever since news of the WhatsApp/Facebook deal broke, members of the tech press have been heaping crazy amounts of praise on founder Jan Koum for his anti-commercialism …
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Samsung Gear 2 smartwatches coming in April with Tizen OS and better battery life  —  Even in an industry known for evolving at an impossibly quick pace, it's rare for a product to be replaced in just five months.  If you've read our review of Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch, however …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Google, LG working on smartwatch to be unveiled in June  —  BARCELONA, Spain—Google and LG are about to jump into the smartwatch game together.  —  Google is set to unveil plans for its smartwatch-centric operating system in March, likely in a blog post, according to a person familiar with its plans.

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