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March 1, 2016, 6:30 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.
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Jay Z's streaming music service Tidal has fired CFO Chris Hart and COO Nils Juell  —  Tidal fires its CFO and COO  —  Tidal has let go of its CFO Chris Hart and COO Nils Juell, the company confirmed to The Verge.  The news of their terminations was originally reported by the Swedish news site Breakit …
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.
David Meyer / Fortune:
Brazilian authorities arrest senior Facebook exec Diego Dzodan, saying Facebook repeatedly disobeyed court order to help in drug case involving a WhatsApp user  —  Brazil Arrests Senior Facebook Exec Over WhatsApp Aid In Drug Case  —  Facebook's fb vice president for Latin America …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
SurveyMonkey to Lay Off 100 and Retool Business Product  —  Cloud-based polling service SurveyMonkey informed employees today that it is letting go of about 100 people in a plan to retool its product aimed at businesses, which is not living up to expectations.
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 …
Ben Popper / The Verge:
DJI's Phantom 4: obstacle detection makes it nearly crash proof, can auto-track human, very fast with top speed of 45 mph; retails for $1400, preorders now open  —  DJI's revolutionary Phantom 4 drone can dodge obstacles and track humans  —  When The Verge began covering “drones” …
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.
Alan Travis Home affairs / Guardian:
Revised Investigatory Powers Bill introduced in UK parliament, said to include safeguards for privacy but requires ISPs store browsing data for 12 months  —  Snooper's charter: wider police powers to hack phones and access web history  —  Latest version of investigatory powers bill …
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 …
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