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February 21, 2016, 3:58 AM

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BuzzFeed:
FBI Admits It Urged Change Of Apple ID Password For Terrorist's iPhone  —  The Apple ID password linked to the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino terrorists was changed less than 24 hours after the government took possession of the device, senior Apple executives said Friday.
Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
DoJ files motion to compel Apple to comply with an order to help the FBI access data on San Bernardino shooter's iPhone  —  DoJ files motion to compel Apple to comply with FBI order  —  DOJ files motion to compel Apple to assist FBI  —  CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the Department …
Jonathan Zdziarski / Zdziarski's Blog of Things:
iOS forensics expert describes the risks and burdensome process associated with the FBI's request for an iPhone-breaching tool  —  Apple, FBI, and the Burden of Forensic Methodology  —  Recently, FBI got a court order that compels Apple to create a forensics tool; this tool would let FBI brute force the PIN on a suspect's device.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple Executives Say New iPhones Also Vulnerable To ‘Back Door’ Requested By FBI  —  In a call with reporters today, Apple executives spoke in response to a motion the Justice Department filed today to force Apple to comply with a request from the FBI to provide access to the iPhone …
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
William Alden / BuzzFeed:
Inside Zenefits: fraternity-like atmosphere, high-pressure sales culture, backend process reliant on manual work by inexperienced staff  —  How High-Flying Zenefits Fell To Earth  —  Parker Conrad, left, the Zenefits co-founder and former CEO.  —  The instructions that circulated through …
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Yelp customer service employee publicly confronts CEO about low pay, is promptly fired  —  Yelp Customer Service Employee Protests Low Pay in Medium Post, Is Promptly Fired  —  Late on Friday afternoon, Talia Jane, a customer service employee for Yelp, penned a letter to CEO Jeremy Stoppelman …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Judge rules FBI must hand over code used to hack over 1,000 computers that visited child porn site  —  Judge Rules FBI Must Reveal Malware It Used to Hack Over 1,000 Computers  —  On Wednesday, a judge ruled that defense lawyers in an FBI child pornography case must be provided …
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Evan Blass / VentureBeat:
Alacatel announces Idol 4 with a 1080p 5.2" display for $250, and higher-end Idol 4S with a 5.5" QHD display for $400  —  Alcatel introduces Idol 4 and high-end Idol 4S, sunsets OneTouch brand  —  TCL-owned Alcatel introduced the fourth-generation of its Android-powered Idol lineup today …
Danny Yadron / Guardian:
Interviews with Twitter novices reveal many feel frustrated and confused by product, intimidated by cliques  —  Twitter is struggling - probably because normal people don't know how to use it  —  Outside the media bubble, Twitter's processes and protocols can be confusing. yet its future depends …

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