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February 17, 2016, 11:50 AM

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Tim Cook / Apple:
Apple opposes court order over shooter's iPhone, says US government is asking it to build a backdoor to the iPhone, calls it a “dangerous precedent”  —  A Message to Our Customers  —  The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers.
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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Court orders Apple to disable 10-tries-and-wipe feature on San Bernadino shooter's iPhone to allow government to crack password through brute force  —  U.S. wants Apple to help unlock iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter  —  A federal judge has ordered Apple to help the government unlock …
Dan Guido / Trail of Bits Blog:
iPhone 5C lacks Secure Enclave, makes it technically feasible for Apple to comply with court order over San Bernadino shooter  —  Apple can comply with the FBI court order  —  Earlier today, a federal judge ordered Apple to comply with the FBI's request for technical assistance in the recovery of the San Bernadino gunmen's iPhone 5C.
Eric Schmidt / Jigsaw:
Alphabet's Google Ideas think tank becomes Jigsaw, an incubator that uses technology to solve world issues like terrorism; Jared Cohen named president  —  Google Ideas becomes Jigsaw  —  Today we're announcing the expansion of Google Ideas, Google's think tank, as a technology incubator called Jigsaw.
Bryan Clark / The Next Web:
Kanye West's new album downloaded 500K times on pirate sites, calls into question value of Tidal-only release  —  Kanye West's ‘Life of Pablo’ already pirated 500,000 times  —  Kanye West's new album ‘The Life of Pablo’ may have been released as exclusive to Jay-Z's streaming music service Tidal, but it didn't stay that way for long.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Vulnerability in GNU C library that has left apps and hardware open to attacks since 2008 is patched in new update  —  Extremely severe bug leaves dizzying number of apps and devices vulnerable  —  Since 2008, vulnerability has left apps and hardware open to remote hijacking.
Gulveen Aulakh / The Economic Times:
Apple to invest $25M into 250K square foot development center in Hyderabad India  —  Apple confirms plans to set up technology development centre in Hyderabad … NEW DELHI: Apple will build its technology development centre outside the US in Hyderabad with an investment of $25 million …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram confirms that it's beginning to roll out long-awaited two-factor authentication  —  Instagram Finally Adds Two-Factor Authentication To Fight Hackers  —  Instagram accounts are worth stealing.  Now at 400 million users including celebrities, brands, and artists making a living, it's time to add another lock to its doors.
Reuters:
T-Mobile's profit nearly tripled in Q4, to $297M, as it added 2.1M new customers, 1.3M of them postpaid  —  T-Mobile profit nearly triples as it adds more customers  —  T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) nearly tripled its profit in the fourth quarter as it gained more than 2 million subscribers drawn …
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Confidential internal data: Yahoo.com's daily active users declined 16.5% in 2015, Yahoo Mail down 11.5%, and Yahoo Search down 8.8%  —  The Death March of Yahoo's Core Products  —  The number of people visiting Yahoo's three most important products—Yahoo Mail, the Yahoo.com home page and Yahoo Search …
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Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Leap Motion demos Orion, a motion tracking system and sensor for VR headsets  —  Leap Motion's revamped hand tracking is getting built straight into VR headsets  —  When Leap Motion was announced in 2012, it seemed like a solution looking for a problem.  A little black box that plugged …
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Heather Clancy / Fortune:
Sprout Social raises $42M Series C from Goldman Sachs and New Enterprise Associates  —  Goldman Sachs Backs Social Media Management Software  —  Sprout Social, a six-year-old Chicago company specializing in social media management software, has more than doubled its venture backing …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google open-sources EarlGrey UI testing framework for iOS apps  —  Google just open-sourced a tool for testing iOS apps  —  Google announced today that it has open-sourced EarlGrey, a piece of software that developers can use to more easily build and run user interface tests on source code for iOS apps.
Wall Street Journal:
Google expands its same-day delivery service to fresh groceries starting in San Francisco and Los Angeles, $35 minimum order  —  Google Launches Fresh-Grocery Deliveries  —  Alphabet Inc.'s Google is expanding its same-day delivery service to fresh groceries, the latest example …
More: Re/code and CNET
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
NSA report indicates Internet firms may only be turning over emails from foreign targets, not all data as earlier thought  —  N.S.A. Gets Less Web Data Than Believed, Report Suggests  —  WASHINGTON — A newly declassified report by the National Security Agency's inspector general suggests …
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James Risley / GeekWire:
Former lead architect of Windows 95 announces Swipe, an open-source document creation platform for mobile  —  Windows 95 architect launches open-source, media-rich document creation platform for mobile devices … PowerPoint is fine for your business presentation, but getting your message across …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Yello Mobile Raises $30M More At A $4B Valuation From Japan's SBI Holdings  —  Yello Mobile — the Seoul, Korea-based mobile apps business that has grown by raising nearly $150 million and acquiring over 80 other app startups — has picked another $30 million in funding.
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