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March 2, 2016, 6:05 AM

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Financial Times:
US House committee skeptical of some FBI claims, also critical of Apple for offering no solution after both sides ask for laws on new encryption technologies  —  Apple and FBI in plea for encryption legislation  —  The FBI and Apple on Tuesday both urged Congress to produce legislation …
Will Oremus / Slate:
Facebook will now show Live Videos higher in News Feed provided they are currently live and not recordings  —  Facebook Is Becoming Less Like a Newspaper ... and More Like Cable News  —  Facebook's News Feed long functioned as a sort of personalized newspaper—a collection of stories …
Caroline Wall / FierceMobileIT News:
iOS 9.3 may let IT admins dictate homescreen layout, blacklist or whitelist apps, and enforce notification settings on employee iPhones  —  IOS 9.3 might let IT admins dictate app position on employee iPhone homescreens  —  Employers will have greater control of company-issued iPhone with iOS 9.3 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Alan Travis / 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 …
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 …

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