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February 22, 2016, 3:15 PM

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
In Employee Email, Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls For Commission On Interaction Of Technology And Intelligence Gathering  —  Early this morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an email out to employees about the FBI's request to unlock an iPhone with the subject line ‘Thank you for your support’.
James Comey / Lawfare:
FBI director James Comey: legal issue in Apple case is narrow, intent isn't to break encryption or set loose a master key  —  We Could Not Look the Survivors in the Eye if We Did Not Follow this Lead  —  The San Bernardino litigation isn't about trying to set a precedent or send any kind of message.
Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Linux Mint site hacked on Feb. 20: hundreds downloaded a backdoored-variant of the Linux distro; Mint forum data including personal info for sale on dark web  —  Hacker explains how he put “backdoor” in hundreds of Linux Mint downloads  —  The hacker's botnet is still operational, and has hundreds of Linux machines ensnared.
Cade Metz / Wired:
Facebook announces Telecom Infra Project, an open, collaborative effort to accelerate innovation in telecom networks; Intel, Nokia, several telecoms are members  —  Facebook Will Open Source Wireless Gear to Forge a 5G World  —  A year ago, when he appeared onstage at the Mobile World Congress …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
IBM deepens partnerships with VMware, GitHub, Bitly, and Siemens, expands use of Apple's Swift language, announces new Watson APIs, more  —  IBM Inks VMware, GitHub, Bitly Deals, Expands Apple Swift Use As It Doubles Down On The Cloud  —  While a large part of the mobile industry swirls around …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Snapchat's new on-demand geofilters let you pay to distribute custom geofilters in a time and place, now available alongside Community and Sponsored Geofilters  —  Snapchat Now Lets Everyone Pay To Design Geofilters  —  Snapchat is introducing yet another revenue stream today in the form of on-demand geo-filters.
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:

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