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February 19, 2015, 6:50 PM

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The Intercept:
How US and UK spies hacked into world's largest maker of SIM cards and stole encryption keys  —  How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle  —  AMERICAN AND BRITISH spies hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Some Lenovo notebooks shipped with man-in-the-middle Superfish adware that breaks HTTPS connections, affects Chrome and Internet Explorer  —  Lenovo PCs ship with man-in-the-middle adware that breaks HTTPS connections  —  Superfish may make it trivial for attackers to spoof any HTTPS website.
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
Lenovo CTO Peter Hortensius says company is working on a tool to remove Superfish from PCs, claims security community are dealing with “theoretical concerns”  —  Lenovo CTO: We're Working to Wipe Superfish App Off of PCs  —  Lenovo is working quickly to wipe all traces of an app …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Revealed: The experts Apple hired to build an electric car  —  In the last few weeks we've heard about a poaching war between Apple and Tesla, a couple hires by Apple from the auto industry, and a whole lot of speculation followed by reports that Apple has a team of hundreds working on an electric vehicle.
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Taylor Kourim / Gmail Blog:
Google Inbox comes to iPad and Android tablets, supports Firefox and Safari as well as Chrome  —  Inbox by Gmail: now in more places  —  It's always hard to know when it's time to share a new product, because there's always just a _few_ more things you want to do.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Pebble teases new model, sources say thinner watch with color screen in the works  —  Pebble updated its website this morning to tease a new model of its popular smartwatch.  The announcement is scheduled for 10 AM on Tuesday next week, but Pebble has not specified what exactly is launching.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Mobile Development Suite combines Flurry Analytics with ad and search tools for apps  —  New Yahoo Mobile Development Suite Seduces App Makers With Analytics, Search, Ads  —  Today at Yahoo's first mobile developer conference, the tech giant unveiled its new Yahoo Mobile Development Suite …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
IFTTT Launches 3 “Do” Apps To Automate Photo Sharing, Tasks, Notes; Rebrands Main App “IF”  —  IFTTT made its name in the tech world with a platform for “Recipes” that people could use to automate online and mobile actions in and between different apps and services — developer mechanics, simplified.
Office Blogs:
Microsoft OneNote gets OCR support across all platforms and handwriting recognition on iPad  —  Handwriting in OneNote for iPad, and OCR Everywhere  —  People are more overwhelmed than ever by how much they need to remember on a daily basis.  In fact, according to a 2013 survey commissioned …
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Now 25 years old, what's next for Photoshop?  An interview with Adobe's Stephen Nielson  —  Obsessed with mobile growth?  Join us February 23-24 when we reveal the best technologies and strategies to help your company grow on mobile.  It all takes place at our 5th annual Mobile Summit …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Expands Marketing Platform With Off-Site Ads And New Lead Targeting Tools  —  LinkedIn is launching an expanded version of its Marketing Solutions platform today.  There are new products, an expansion beyond Linkedin Itself, and a broader vision for helping advertisers reach potential customers throughout the sales cycle.
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:
YouTube sees 50% annual growth in views for the last three years, despite Facebook's focus on video  —  YouTube Says Growth Is Still Strong Despite Push From Facebook  —  YouTube's head of content says the video giant has seen 50% annual growth in views for the last three years …
More: Tubefilter and PC World
Christian Nutt / Gamasutra:
Epic Games offers up $5 million in Unreal Dev Grants  —  Today Epic Games has announced a new initiative — one that could see your game netting between $5,000 and $50,000 in no-strings-attached funding from the engine provider.  —  Unreal Dev Grants is a new $5 million fund aimed squarely …
Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal:
IT monitoring company ScienceLogic raises $43M Series D led by Goldman Sachs  —  Goldman Sachs Leads $43 Million Investment in ScienceLogic … Moving software to the cloud, which many companies are now doing, can make their operations simpler and more efficient, but the cloud brings new headaches, too.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
BuzzFeed Expands Mobile Team By Acquiring “Visual Conversation” Startup GoPop  —  BuzzFeed just announced that it's acquiring San Francisco startup GoPop.  —  The startup was originally known as Zeega, and it was part of the first class at Matter, the Knight Foundation- and KQED-backed incubator for media startups.

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