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March 9, 2016, 1:10 AM

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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 …
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Behind Dick Costolo's and Jack Dorsey's efforts to fix Twitter  —  Fixing Twitter  —  How the media-juggernaut-turned-train- wreck is getting back on track after a rough two years.  —  In late January the Tweeps needed a kumbaya moment, and Jack Dorsey knew exactly how to give it to them.
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 …
Lucas Mearian / PCWorld:
Seagate to launch “world's fastest” 10GBps NVMe SSDs with 16-lane PCIe slots this summer  —  Seagate's blistering new 10GBps NVMe drive is the world's fastest-ever SSD  —  The new SSD will be available this summer.  —  Seagate today announced what it's calling …
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Millennial news site Mic acquires Hyper, mobile app that aggregates video content into magazine format  —  Mic Acquires Mobile Video App Hyper  —  Millennial-focused Web publisher looks to curate top video content each day  —  Many digital media companies are focused on distributing content …
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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.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Shorts, from the makers of Highlight, lets you swipe through camera roll photos to quickly share in bulk  —  Shorts is an insane social camera roll from the makers of Highlight  —  Even in an era when social networks are constantly pushing us to share more of ourselves, Paul Davison's projects stand out for their pushiness.
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
FCC's Lifeline program overhaul proposal will include $9.25 a month subsidy on broadband fees for low-income households  —  F.C.C. Fine-Tunes Plan to Subsidize Internet Access  —  WASHINGTON — People who do not have regular access to the Internet can fall behind in school, at work and in other everyday tasks.
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Home Depot settles lawsuit for $19.5M+ over 2014 data breach that affected 50M+ cardholders  —  Home Depot settles consumer lawsuit over big 2014 data breach  —  Home Depot Inc (HD.N) agreed to pay at least $19.5 million to compensate U.S. consumers harmed by a 2014 data breach affecting more than 50 million cardholders.
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Pinterest opens up its ads manager tools to smaller and medium-sized businesses  —  Pinterest today is releasing a set of new advertising management tools that were previously unavailable for smaller businesses as its portfolio of advertising products — and revenue potential — continues to grow.

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