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March 9, 2016, 7:20 AM

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Sam Byford / The Verge:
Google's DeepMind has defeated Go champion Lee Se-dol in first of five matches in historic AI victory  —  Google's DeepMind defeats legendary Go player Lee Se-dol in historic victory  —  A huge milestone has just been reached in the field of artificial intelligence: AlphaGo …
iFixit:
Samsung Galaxy S7 teardown: glued components make it harder to repair than S6, rear camera was downgraded to 12-megapixel/4K from 16-megapixel in S6  —  Samsung Galaxy S7 Teardown … Teardown  —  Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.
Walt Mossberg / The Verge:
Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge review: great build quality, design, and cameras, but software bloat and clumsy Edge settings undermine the experience  —  Mossberg: Samsung's new Galaxy S7 phones are beautiful  —  Welcome to Mossberg, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Google introduces Destinations, a travel tool available via search on mobile, with information on flights, hotels, price comparisons, more  —  Google Search now has travel guides to help plan your vacation  —  Google is trying to make planning vacations less of a hassle.
Daniel Kahn Gillmor / American Civil Liberties Union:
How the FBI can bypass auto-erasing without Apple's help by backing up part of the shooter's iPhone  —  One of the FBI's Major Claims in the iPhone Case is Fraudulent  —  Does the FBI Need to Worry About the San Bernadino Shooter's iPhone Self-Erasing?  —  “We have enormous computing power …
Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
FBI applies FISA-approved changes to its rules for accessing NSA data on US citizens; specifics remain classified  —  FBI quietly changes its privacy rules for accessing NSA data on Americans  —  Exclusive: Classified revisions accepted by secret Fisa court affect NSA data involving Americans …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Flickr makes desktop Auto-Uploadr available to Flickr Pro members only, membership remains $5.99/month or $49.99/year  —  Flickr's desktop auto-upload feature is no longer free  —  Flickr has made a change to its $5.99 monthly Pro membership plan that will affect those using the photo-sharing social network for free.
Leo Kelion / BBC:
Microsoft will end Skype for TV app support in June  —  Skype ditches support for smart TVs  —  Skype has announced that it is ending support for its smart TV software.  —  The Microsoft-owned chat app said that the move reflected the public preference for using mobile devices …
Aaron Tilley / Forbes:
Sources: self-driving car kit startup Comma.ai, founded by former iPhone jailbreaker George Hotz, valued at $20M based on a16z seed round  —  How George Hotz Plans To Beat Tesla And Google With His Robocar Startup  —  George Hotz has a knack for showmanship.
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