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February 17, 2016, 12:40 AM

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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 …
Sapna Maheshwari / BuzzFeed:
American Airlines sues Gogo over right to terminate agreement, claiming ViaSat's wifi is faster; Gogo stock falls over 28%  —  American Airlines Is Suing Gogo Over Its Crappy Wi-Fi  —  The company wants to switch to the competing service used by JetBlue and Virgin America — but Gogo is digging in its heels.
James Ball / BuzzFeed:
Stuxnet was part of larger campaign against Iran's power grid, air defense; Israel modified the program, then launched it unilaterally, claims documentary  —  U.S. Hacked Into Iran's Critical Civilian Infrastructure For Massive Cyberattack, New Film Claims  —  A new documentary on “Stuxnet” …
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.
Eugene Kim / Business Insider:
Yahoo reorganizes Yahoo Labs as both its chief scientist and VP of research leave company; the researchers will now work more closely with product teams  —  Yahoo just pulled the plug on its Google-like research group  —  Yahoo is scaling back its research lab and two of its top executives are out.
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 …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Giphy closes $55M Series C at a $300M post-money valuation led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, though the service is not yet monetizing  —  Giphy Closes $55 Million Series C At A $300 Million Post-Money Valuation  —  Giphy, the Google of GIFs, has closed a $55 million Series C funding round at a valuation of $300 million post-money.
Gina Hall / Silicon Valley Business Journal:
Data analytics startup Wavefront raises $11.5M led by Sequoia Capital  —  Wavefront emerges from stealth with $11.5M funding  —  Data analytics startup Wavefront raised $11.5 million and emerged from stealth on Tuesday.  Sequoia Capital led the round.  Backers also include Sutter Hill Ventures and Webb Investment Network.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Silk Labs, founded by Mozilla's former CTO Andreas Gal, launches a Kickstarter to debut Sense, its smart home hub and facial recognition camera  —  Ex-Mozilla Team Unveils “Sense,” An Intelligent, Secure Hub For The Smart Home  —  With the emerging ecosystem of connected devices …
Pete Rizzo / CoinDesk:
Microsoft plans to have a certified blockchain marketplace by this spring  —  Why Microsoft Wants ‘Every Blockchain’ on its Azure Platform  —  While Microsoft tested the waters with bitcoin at the tail end of 2014, the tech giant appears poised to be a far bigger player in the burgeoning market …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Vulnerability in GNU C library since 2008 that left apps and hardware open to attacks 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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Fast-Growing Photo App Everalbum, A Chart-Topper On iOS, Comes To Android  —  There are apps that promise to help you free up space on your smartphone by backing up then deleting your photos.  There are apps that help you organize your photos into albums, and share them with friends.
Matt Kinne / Phone Probe:
Galaxy S7 water resistance confirmed from Samsung video, website  —  The Galaxy S7 has been well-documented ahead of the official debut on February 21st.  We know what the specs are thanks to Evan Blass (evleaks) and that there will be two devices, the S7 and S7 edge.
Reuters:
Apple Pay to go live in China on Feb 18 for customers of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, say the bank's representatives  —  Apple Pay to go live in China on Feb 18  —  Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) Apple Pay mobile payment system will be available in China from Feb. 18 for Industrial …

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