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February 23, 2016, 9:00 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 …
Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
Justice Department Seeks to Force Apple to Extract Data From About 12 Other iPhones  —  Apple embroiled in phone court fights beyond San Bernardino; cases don't involve terrorism charges, sources say  —  The Justice Department is pursuing court orders to force Apple Inc. to help investigators extract data …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Leo Kelion / BBC:
Mastercard to accept selfies and fingerprints as password alternatives for online payments this summer in UK, US, Canada, and parts of Europe  —  MWC 2016: Mastercard rolls out selfie ID checks  —  Credit card firm Mastercard has confirmed it will accept selfie photos and fingerprints …
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.

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