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February 18, 2016, 1:50 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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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google CEO Sundar Pichai tweets in support of Apple, says forcing companies to enable hacking could compromise user privacy  —  Google CEO Sundar Pichai backs Tim Cook over Apple-FBI controversy  —  Google chief executive Sundar Pichai just weighed in on the ongoing issue …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
How the FBI is essentially asking Apple for a master key for iPhones, and why the PR optics are bad for Apple in shooter case  —  [FREE] Apple Versus the FBI, Understanding iPhone Encryption, The Risks for Apple and Encryption  —  Today's update is a bit tardy for good reason …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
White House Plays With Words, Says Department Of Justice Isn't Asking Apple To Create A Backdoor  —  Following Tim Cook's letter, the White House has reacted to Apple's strong stance against backdoors.  According to Reuters, the White House has said that the Department of Justice isn't asking …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Yahoo Tech Editor in Chief Dan Tynan is out; Yahoo's tech site will be integrated into its larger news site; David Pogue will stay with the company  —  If It's Wednesday, It's Layoffs Day at Yahoo: Today, Digital Magazines Get Hit  —  According to sources close to the situation …
Diego Macias / Android Headlines:
Google Translate adds 13 new languages bringing total to 103, now serves 99% of online population  —  Google Translate Update Adds New Language Support  —  Google Translate is a very powerful and useful tool which has been getting better over time.  The service can be used to translate text …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Twitter will now let you record and share videos in Direct Messages  —  Twitter may be in the middle of an existential crisis of sorts over where to take its slow-growing social network, but the company keeps plugging away at basic features to bring the service up to speed with competitors like Facebook Messenger.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook announces that all publishers and bloggers worldwide can adopt Instant Articles beginning April 12  —  Facebook Will Make Instant Articles Available to All Publishers  —  As of April 12, almost a year after launch, any publisher can host content directly on the social media site
Office Blogs:
Outlook.com exits preview, gets major update including @mentions in emails, side-by-side doc and email editing, Giphy integrations  —  Outlook.com—out of preview and better than ever  —  The Outlook team is on a mission to bring you the best email and calendar experience—at work, at home—across all your favorite devices.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
U.S. Department of Defense to upgrade 4 million devices to Windows 10 by February 2017  —  The U.S. Department of Defense is committing to upgrade roughly four million devices and systems running legacy versions of Windows to Windows 10 by February 2017.  —  The U.S. Department …
Anthony D'Alessandro / Deadline:
NBCUniversal's Fandango buys Rotten Tomatoes and Flixster; Warner Bros. will take minority stake in Fandango  —  Fandango Acquires Rotten Tomatoes & Flixster From Warner Bros Entertainment  —  BREAKING: Fandango is set to acquire Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes, which includes …
Astro Teller / Backchannel:
Plenty of Google X moonshot ideas are ditched, with 100 investigations killed last year, including vertical farming and variable buoyancy cargo ship projects  —  The Secret to Moonshots?  Killing Our Projects  —  At X, I see up close every day how messy innovation is

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