January 24, 2016, 11:45 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 …
Sources: Twitter engineering head Alex Roetter is leaving; other possible departures include Vine head Jason Toff, business development head Jana Messerschmidt  —  Also Out at Twitter: Engineering Head Roetter (and More to Come)  —  In what is shaping up to be a big executive upheaval tomorrow …
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
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 …
Matthew Braga / Motherboard:
The story behind f.lux, an app that adjusts the color of computer displays to emit less blue light at night  —  The Story Behind f.lux, the Night Owl's Color-Shifting Sleep App of Choice  —  In 2005, Lorna Herf left her job at Google and took up painting.
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
How CityBridge is approaching security for the new LinkNYC WiFi hubs  —  How secure are New York City's new Wi-Fi hubs?  —  The first of New York City's public Wi-Fi hubs went live yesterday, offering free gigabit-fed Wi-Fi to anyone within 150 feet of the stations on Third Avenue.
Tweets: @josephschmitt
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 …

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