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February 21, 2016, 8:35 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.
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:
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
LG YouTube:
LG G5 Day - Live streaming @Barcelona MWC conference … Watch and witness the arrival of the next generation smartphone, LG G5.  —  The Live streaming of the LG G5 Day happening in MWC 2016 Barcelona, Spain begins at 14:00 CET right here.  —  Get excited, and let the play begins!
CNET:
Hands-on with LG's 360 VR glasses, which connect to the new LG G5 via USB-C, have dual 1080p OLED screens  —  LG's crazy VR headset has its own screens, plugs into phones with USB-C (hands-on)  —  A new way to wear virtual reality, lightweight and sunglass-style.  Hands-on impressions.
More: Engadget
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 …
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 …
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 …
More: TechdirtTweets: @internetoferik
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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