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March 10, 2015, 4:30 PM

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple Watch includes 8 GB of storage, allows 2 GB of music and 75 MB of photos  —  In our report last week, we reported that internal models of the Apple Watch included 8 GB of storage.  We have now confirmed with the company that the shipping units do indeed ship with an 8 GB storage capacity.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Apple can replace the Apple Watch battery; lifecycle of the battery is around three years  —  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 …
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 …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Android Wear will get Wi-Fi support, gesture control in next software release  —  Faster, easier access to apps and contacts is also on the way  —  Google isn't standing still with its wearable platform now that Apple has given the press a chance to use the Apple Watch.
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 …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google Calendar launches for iPhone with Schedule View, Events from Gmail, and Assists, which make suggestions that save you time creating events  —  Google Calendar launches for iPhone  —  Google today launched Google Calendar for iPhone.  You can download the new app now directly from Apple's App Store.
Michal Lev-Ram / Fortune:
Apple commits more than $50M to non-profits to get more women, minorities, and veterans working in tech  —  Apple commits more than $50 million to diversity efforts  —  A flashy new smart watch isn't all Apple has up its sleeve.  The company is donating more than $50 million to organizations …
Justin Yu / CNET:
Customize your Moto 360 smartwatch with Moto Maker, now live  —  Motorola just added the Moto 360 to the Moto Maker Web service, letting you add personal touches to your smartwatch like custom case finishes, band styles, and your choice of 11 watch faces.  —  Motorola
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.
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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Paul Ceglia, NY man accused of defrauding Facebook, goes missing before trial; judge revokes bail  —  U.S. judge revokes bail for missing man accused in Facebook fraud  —  (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday revoked the bail of an upstate New York man who disappeared from authorities …
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.
More: Slashdot and BBC
Andy / TorrentFreak:
Sky Will Hand Over Customer Data in Movie Piracy Case  —  Any regular reader of these pages will be familiar with the term “copyright troll”.  These companies have made a business model out of monitoring file-sharing networks for alleged copyright infringements, tracking down alleged offenders …

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