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March 1, 2016, 1:55 PM

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Aaron Souppouris / Engadget:
Sony's next big PS4 update brings Remote Play to PC and Mac  —  Sony surprised a lot of people when it announced you'd be able to remotely play PlayStation 4 games on a PC or Mac back in November.  But we're just as surprised at how quickly it's turned this around: Remote Play will come with the next big PlayStation software update.
The Intercept:
Brooklyn federal judge rules in drug case that government can't use All Writs Act to force Apple to unlock iPhones  —  Apple Wins Major Court Victory Against FBI in a Case Similar to San Bernardino  —  Apple scored a major legal victory in its ongoing battle against the FBI on Monday …
Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
One San Bernardino survivor's husband supports Apple in amicus curiae, doubts shooter's iPhone contains valuable information  —  San Bernardino Survivor's Husband To Judge: Terrorist iPhone “Unlikely” To Hold Valuable Information  —  As Apple and the FBI tangle over encryption in courtrooms and Congress …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft announces Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service for enterprise, uses cloud to detect breaches by analyzing system behavior  —  Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection uses cloud power to figure out you've been pwned  —  New service can detect network breaches by spotting unusual system behavior.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
13M+ HTTPS sites, email services using TLS protocol open to decryption attack, made possible due to weak ciphers added prior to 2000 as part of US export regs  —  More than 13 million HTTPS websites imperiled by new decryption attack  —  Low-cost DROWN attack decrypts data in hours, works against TLS e-mail servers, too.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
SoundHound's virtual assistant Hound launches out of beta to take on Siri, with support for Uber and Yelp  —  SoundHound's virtual assistant launches out of beta to take on Siri, with support for Uber and Yelp  —  You may have thought that SoundHound had long ago ridden into the sunset, but you'd be wrong.
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Shake-Up at VMware as COO Eschenbach Leaves for Sequoia Capital  —  Carl Eschenbach, the COO and No. 2 at VMware, the software company controlled by EMC, is stepping down to join the venture capital firm Sequoia Capital, the latest executive shake-up ahead of EMC's effective acquisition by Dell later this year.
Jonathan Vanian / Fortune:
Cisco to pay $260M for cloud management software provider CliQr  —  Cisco Just Spent Millions on This Hot Cloud Startup  —  Cisco's acquisition spree continues to roll in 2016.  —  The networking giant said on Tuesday that it will pay $260 million for cloud computing startup CliQr …
David Gianatasio / Adweek:
McDonald's Sweden trialing $4.10 Happy Goggles, Happy Meal boxes that turn into Google Cardboard-like VR viewers  —  McDonald's Is Now Making Happy Meal Boxes That Turn Into Virtual Reality Headsets  —  McDonald's Sweden is launching a promotion that invites kids to turn Happy Meal boxes into virtual-reality viewers.

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