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February 25, 2016, 7:35 AM

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New York Times:
Sources: Apple is working on a security upgrade to prevent the exploit method FBI is seeking from working in the future  —  Apple Is Said to Be Working on an iPhone Even It Can't Hack  —  WASHINGTON — Apple engineers have already begun developing new security measures that would make it impossible …
Enjoli Francis / ABC News:
Tim Cook defends Apple's stance, says company cooperated with FBI, but won't trample civil liberties: full ABC interview  —  Exclusive: Apple CEO Tim Cook Says iPhone-Cracking Software ‘Equivalent of Cancer’
Wall Street Journal:
Foxconn says it postponed signing of a definitive agreement with Sharp, sources say due to about $3B of previously undisclosed contingent liabilities  —  Foxconn's Deal for Sharp Now in Question  —  Taiwanese assembler of iPhones said it is delaying the signing of takeover agreement
Nikkei:
Sharp accepts Hon Hai's $6.2bn buyout offer  —  OSAKA/TOKYO — Sharp's board on Thursday morning decided to accept a roughly 700 billion yen ($6.2 billion) takeover offer from Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry.  —  The Japanese electronics maker intends to restructure its operations under …
Jay Greene / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft buys Xamarin, known for its multi-platform mobile app development tools, source says for $400M-$500M  —  Microsoft Agrees to Acquire Xamarin  —  Deal reflects efforts to increase Microsoft software's presence on devices beyond those that run Windows
Lucas Mearian / CSO:
Unsecured Nissan APIs allow anyone with VIN number to access battery management, climate control, more; Nissan says it's aware of problem, doesn't affect safety  —  Hackers can access the Nissan Leaf via insecure APIs  —  A hacker could control the charging functions related to the electric vehicle's lithium-ion battery
Juan Garzon / CNET:
OnePlus 3 will launch by end of June, to be sold in US and other markets as unlocked phone  —  Exclusive: The OnePlus 3 will launch by June … Juan Garzón/CNET
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google Docs now lets you edit and format text using your voice  —  Google today announced updates to Google Docs that builds on the speech recognition capabilities it introduced a few months ago.  —  “We launched Voice typing in Google Docs to help you capture ideas, compose a letter …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Sources: Google to add Chromecast-like features to TV sets, starting with Vizio, could become available as early as spring  —  Google to Add Casting to TV Sets, Starting With Vizio (Exclusive)  —  Move could signal shift in company's living-room strategy  —  Google is getting ready …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Google Fiber coming to San Francisco for some apartments, condos, and public housing units, will use existing fiber networks  —  Google Fiber is coming to San Francisco  —  Google Fiber is heading close to home for its next location: San Francisco.  Google announced this morning that it intends …
Kate Kochetkova / Kaspersky Lab:
What is known about the Lazarus Group: Sony hack, military espionage, attacks on Korean banks and other crimes  —  The morning of November 24, 2014 is engrained into the collective memories of Sony Pictures Entertainment employees.  On that day, an unknown cybergang hacked the company's server …
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Andreessen Horowitz Names Nicira And VMware Veteran Martin Casado Its Ninth General Partner  —  As Andreessen Horowitz looks to ramp up its investing in enterprise software and infrastructure, the venture firm is looking to a past founder who scored it one of its best exits ever for help.

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