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February 23, 2014, 8:10 AM

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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.
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 $6.4 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.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft announces ‘spring’ update for Windows 8.1  —  Microsoft is at Mobile World Congress today, and the company is announcing its first significant update to Windows 8.1.  Microsoft's Joe Belfiore, who is now responsible for phones, tablets, and PCs at the software maker …
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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.
Bruce Schneier / CNN:
It's time to break up the NSA  —  Editor's note: Bruce Schneier is a security technologist and author of “Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Thrive.”  —  (CNN) — The NSA has become too big and too powerful.  What was supposed to be a single agency with a dual mission …
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David Pierce / The Verge:
Nokia Lumia Icon review: only attractive to Verizon subscribers who really want Windows Phone  —  Nokia Lumia Icon review  —  The Windows Phone Verizon built  —  Even Nokia's boots were innovative.  —  The company once known as Finnish Rubber Works made well-loved rubber boots long before it made smartphones.

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