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January 24, 2016, 5:20 PM

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Sources: Twitter media head Katie Jacobs Stanton and product head Kevin Weil leaving, company to announce the hire of a prominent CMO on Monday  —  Big Exec Departures at Twitter: Media Head Stanton and Product Head Weil Leaving  —  In a major executive upheaval, two of Twitter's top executives …
Brad Heath / USA Today:
FBI acknowledges it ran a website distributing more than 23,000 child porn images for 13 days in 2015 as part of a sting operation  —  FBI ran website sharing thousands of child porn images  —  WASHINGTON — For nearly two weeks last year, the FBI operated what it described …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Child Porn Sting Goes Global: FBI Hacked Computers in Denmark, Greece, Chile  —  In early 2015, the FBI carried out an unprecedented hacking campaign, deploying malware on at least one thousand computers that had been used to visit a certain child pornography site.
More: Engadget and Ars TechnicaTweets: @josephfcox
Richard Trenholm / CNET:
Samsung to open VR movie studio in New York: ‘We love stories’  —  The company behind the Gear VR virtual-reality headset partners with the Sundance film festival to foster new immersive experiences.
Chris Messina:
How chat apps could usher in a new wave of services that are easier to deploy and access  —  2016 will be the year of conversational commerce  —  As  —  I've surveyed the landscape collecting startups and apps that fit into this paradigm, talked with the press, observed how marketers …
Walt Mossberg / Re/code:
Smartwatches need more smart, phone-independent functions: fitness tracking and easy notification access aren't enough  —  Mossberg: Smartwatches Need to Get Smarter  —  Welcome to Mossberg, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg …
Nitish Kulkarni / TechCrunch:
Google and RailTel launch free WiFi at Mumbai Central railway station, plan to eventually offer access points at 400 Indian rail stations  —  Google's WiFi for Indian Train Stations Launches At Mumbai Central Railway Station Tomorrow  —  Google's long-anticipated Wi-Fi for railway stations …

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