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February 13, 2015, 12:35 AM

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Samuel Gibbs / Guardian:
Apple enables two-step authentication for iMessages and FaceTime  —  Additional login step brings extra layer of protection against hackers for Apple's messaging and video chat, but more can be can be done say experts  —  Apple is finally enabling two-step authentication to help protect users …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Pinterest Is Working on a Plan to Introduce a ‘Buy’ Button as Soon as This Year  —  Move over, Pinning.  Here comes buying.  —  Pinterest, the digital scrapbooking service, is laying the groundwork for an e-commerce offering with a “Buy” button that could launch in as little as three to six months, according to multiple sources.
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Xiaomi's Mi.com marketplace to launch in US this year, will sell accessories like its headphones and fitness band, but not phones or tablets  —  China's Xiaomi to open shop in the US this year, but not for phones  —  Xiaomi is holding a press conference in San Francisco today as a way to tell …
New York Times:
Lyft in talks to raise about $250M valuing the company at $2B  —  Ride-Hailing Service Lyft Is Said to Be in Talks to Raise $250 Million  —  By Michael J. de la Merced and Mike Isaac  —  Lyft, the buzzy young ride-hailing service, is currently in talks to raise about $250 million in new financing …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple Brings Groups To TestFlight  —  Apple has introduced groups to TestFlight, the app beta testing tool it acquired with its purchase of Burstly last year.  The TestFlight Groups feature allows developers to split their beta testers into easily-managed groups, to which they can send …
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Phorm iPad mini case, which adds tactile keyboard buttons that rise out of screen as needed, available for pre-order at $99  —  Phorm iPad mini case has physical ‘key guides’ that appear and disappear when you need them  —  A unique idea that isn't quite ready for prime time
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Obama expected to announce executive order directing government and companies to share more cybersecurity threat information  —  Exclusive: Obama set to announce executive order on cybersecurity threat data  —  (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is expected to announce an executive order directing …
Karen Kaplan / Los Angeles Times:
Researchers create $34 smartphone dongle that can detect HIV and syphilis within 15 minutes  —  ‘Dongle’ turns smartphone into mobile lab to diagnose HIV, syphilis  —  Engineers have taken an ordinary smartphone and made it a whole lot smarter.  —  They created a compact …

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