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February 25, 2016, 4:25 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’
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Starts Highlighting AMP Pages In Its Mobile Search Results  —  Smartphones and networks are constantly getting faster, but somehow the mobile web now feels slower than it ever did.  That's largely thanks to all the ads and trackers that most sites now use (and maybe the abundance of large GIFs, too).
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.
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 …
Liz Stinson / Wired:
Behind Facebook's decision to narrow Reactions down to a set of six, the design of the icons, and their layout in posts  —  Facebook Reactions, the Totally Redesigned Like Button, Is Here  —  Your News Feed is about to get a lot more expressive.  After months of user testing in a handful of countries …
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