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February 23, 2016, 1:00 PM

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Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Justice Department is pursuing court orders to force Apple to extract data from about 12 other iPhones, in cases that don't involve terrorism  —  Justice Department Seeks to Force Apple to Extract Data From About 12 Other iPhones  —  Apple embroiled in phone court fights beyond San Bernardino …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Ginny Marvin / Search Engine Land:
Google To Shut Down Google Compare Products In US And UK On March 23  —  Google's lead generation product known as Google Compare, will start sunsetting this week.  —  In an email sent to partners and acquired by Search Engine Land, the Google Compare Team told Compare partners on Monday night …
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Valve releases SteamVR performance tool to test whether a PC is capable of smooth experience running high-end VR  —  Valve releases tool to test whether your PC is VR ready  —  See if your system is up for the upcoming HTC Vive.  —  With HTC beginning to take pre-orders …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Subgraph OS: new Linux-based secure OS aims to be hacker-resistant and user-friendly, even on low-powered laptops  —  Subgraph OS Wants to Make Using a Secure Operating System Less of a Headache  —  While tools for message encryption have become easier to use in recent years …
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 …
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
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google's Cloud Dataproc service, a fully managed tool based on the Hadoop and Spark open source big data software, comes out of beta  —  Google launches Cloud Dataproc service out of beta  —  Google today announced that its Cloud Dataproc service — a fully managed tool based on the Hadoop …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Oracle buys cloud software startup Ravello Systems, source says for $500M  —  Oracle buys cloud software startup Ravello Systems for $500 million, source says  —  Oracle today disclosed that it has acquired Ravello Systems, a company with tools for running enterprise workloads in public cloud environments.

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