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February 23, 2016, 4:20 AM

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Numbers / Pew Research Center:
Survey: 51% of Americans say Apple should unlock San Bernardino suspect's iPhone to assist FBI, 38% disagree  —  More Support for Justice Department Than for Apple in Dispute Over Unlocking iPhone  —  Slight partisan differences in views of issue  —  As the standoff between the Department …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Mark Zuckerberg defends Apple in FBI standoff, says “we believe in encryption”, also shares thoughts on AI and Facebook's video strategy, including live video  —  Mark Zuckerberg Defends Apple: ‘We Believe in Encryption’  —  Apple has another ally in its fight against the FBI: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Snapchat introduces custom on-demand geofilters for US, UK, and Canada, with geofences ranging from 20K-5M square feet, prices start at $5  —  Snapchat will let you buy temporary, on-demand geofilters for your next party  —  Snapchat users feeling limited by the app's geofilter overlays …
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.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
AT&T and Intel to test 4G LTE for drones to potentially increase their flight range and reduce signal interference  —  AT&T, Intel hope 4G will let drones fly higher and further than ever … Yuneec
Andrew J . Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber defends screening process after Michigan mass shooting in which driver killed victims between rides, says driver had 4.73 rating and no criminal record  —  Uber defends driver screening in wake of Kalamazoo mass shooting  —  Jason Dalton, the Uber driver who shot and killed six people …
Lucinda Shen / Fortune:
Gogo shares close up 10% after American Airlines drops lawsuit seeking to end service agreement  —  American Airlines Dismisses Lawsuit and Gogo Shares Rebound  —  American Airlines dismissed its lawsuit against the world's biggest in-flight Wi-Fi provider, Gogo, on Monday …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Google partners with global and regional carriers to push Rich Communication Services through a transition to new Android RCS messaging client  —  Google and operators push Rich Communication Services with new Android RCS messaging client  —  Google is partnering with a myriad of mobile operators …
 

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