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March 10, 2015, 9:50 AM

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The Intercept:
New Snowden leaks show a multi-year CIA effort to break the security of Apple's iPhone and iPads  —  The CIA Campaign to Steal Apple's Secrets  —  RESEARCHERS WORKING with the Central Intelligence Agency have conducted a multi-year, sustained effort to break the security of Apple's iPhones and iPads …
Wikimedia blog:
Wikimedia v. NSA: Wikimedia Foundation files suit against NSA to challenge upstream mass surveillance  —  Justice presides with her scale and sword at Frankfurt am Main.  —  Photo by Roland Meinecke, licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND-3.0.  —  Today, the Wikimedia Foundation is filing suit …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
The Apple Watch Battery Is Replaceable  —  The Apple Watch got its grand unveiling yesterday.  You can read our round-up of details from Apple's event here.  But as tech watchers chewed over the price-tag for the latest luxury gizmo to be born in Cupertino talk turned to obsolescence.
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
The Apple Watch Isn't A Watch, It's An iPhone Sales Engine  —  The biggest news about Apple's Watch today may be how many iPhones it's going to sell.  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about the new Apple Watch during an Apple event on Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web:
Gigaom:
Gigaom, unable to pay creditors in full, ceases all operations, does not currently intend to file for bankruptcy  —  About Gigaom  —  Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time.  As a result, the company is working with its creditors that have rights to all of the company's assets as their collateral.
Om Malik:
Om Malik confirms Gigaom, the pioneering tech news site he founded, is shutting down  —  A statement about Gigaom  —  Gigaom is winding down and its assets are now controlled by the company's lenders.  It is not how you want the story of a company you founded to end.
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Apple releases iOS 8.2 today with Apple Watch support and plenty of bug fixes  —  The Health App gets particular attention, but lots of other bugs make the list.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—iOS 8.2 has been in development for several months now, and today Apple is formally releasing the update to the public.
TechCrunch:
Ellen Pao testifies in gender discrimination case, talks about her affair with Ajit Nazre, his retaliation, HR policies, a missed Twitter opportunity, more  —  Ellen Pao “Owns The Room”  —  Kleiner Perkins' legendary venture investor John Doerr testified last week that Ellen Pao needed to …
Patrick Howell O'Neill / The Daily Dot:
U.K. Parliament says banning Tor is unacceptable and impossible … Tor “plays only a minor role in the online viewing and distribution of indecent images of children,” according to the briefing, quoting Britain's Parliament by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP) of the U.K. National Crime Agency.
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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Hands On With The All-New Ultra Thin MacBook With Retina Display  —  Apple's newest MacBook is clearly designed to set the stage for all Apple notebooks to come - it has a dramatically thin body, which measures only 13.1 mm deep at its thickest point, and a 12-inch display with a very small surrounding bezel.
Jeremy Horwitz / 9to5Mac:
Andrew Chung / Reuters:
Former Google exec Lee confirmed to lead U.S. patent office  —  (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Google Inc executive Michelle Lee to head the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a position that has been vacant for more than two years.  —  President Barack Obama's choice …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Facebook to shut down FriendFeed on April 9, five years after acquiring the service  —  Facebook Officially Shuts the Door on FriendFeed  —  RIP, FriendFeed.  —  Facebook is shutting down the News Feed-like social network it acquired back in 2009, according to a blog post.
Michael Steeber / 9to5Mac:
Hands on with the first medical apps using ResearchKit  —  As part of ResearchKit, Apple's new foray into medical research, five brand new apps have been launched in conjunction with leading medical institutions that utilize the new capabilities of ResearchKit.

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