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March 2, 2016, 12:25 PM

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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 …
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 …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
US military launches cyber attacks on ISIS in Mosul, openly announces it probably for the first time  —  US military launches cyber attacks on ISIS in Mosul, and announces it  —  Secretary of defense reveals cyber attacks in advance of ground battle for city.
David Meyer / Fortune:
Facebook Hit With German Antitrust Investigation Over User Terms  —  The German federal competition authority has opened an investigation into Facebook fb , over what it suspects is “an abusive imposition of unfair conditions on users.”  —  The Bundeskartellamt said Wednesday that Facebook's terms …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Hands-on with the Meta 2 AR headset, which impresses with a 90-degree field of view and 2560×1440 display; preorders start today for $949, shipping Q3 2016  —  Hands-on with the $949 mind-bending Meta 2 augmented reality headset  —  As modern virtual reality welcomes its consumer moment …
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 …

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