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March 1, 2016, 2:40 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:
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
AT&T says it plans to launch a web TV service by this fall, to have three tiers including free  —  AT&T Says It Wants to Sell You Web TV, Too  —  We've been waiting for big, deep-pocketed players to join Dish's Sling TV and sell pay TV over the Web.  Now AT&T says that what it intends to do.

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