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March 21, 2016, 12:50 PM

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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Johns Hopkins researchers find an iMessage bug that allows attackers to decrypt photos and videos on older iOS versions  —  Johns Hopkins researchers poke a hole in Apple's encryption  —  Apple's growing arsenal of encryption techniques — shielding data on devices as well as real …
Bloomberg:
How the White House, initially receptive to Apple's arguments for strong encryption, came to support the FBI  —  The Behind-the-Scenes Fight Between Apple and the FBI  —  On June 2, 2014, Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook took the stage at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference …
Reuters:
US Supreme Court agrees to hear Samsung's appeal in Apple patent case  —  U.S. top court agrees to hear Samsung-Apple patent fight  —  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stepped into the high-profile patent fight between the world's two fiercest smartphone rivals, Apple and Samsung …
Annalee Newitz / Ars Technica:
Facebook “multicultural affinity” ad targeting guesses user's race based on behavior, used to serve different Straight Outta Compton film trailers  —  Facebook's ad platform now guesses at your race based on your behavior  —  Company profiles users so Facebook can sell against their “ethnic affinity.”
Chris Grove / Legal Sports Report:
FanDuel, DraftKings reach settlement with New York attorney general: sites to stop operating in the state until September, pending new legislation  —  FanDuel, DraftKings Reach Settlement With New York Attorney General  —  FanDuel and DraftKings have reached a settlement with the office …
Rudy Takala / Washington Examiner:
Google developed tool to publicly track defections in Syria, planned to share with Al Jazeera, Clinton state department email from July 2012 shows  —  Clinton email reveals: Google sought overthrow of Syria's Assad  —  Google in 2012 sought to help insurgents overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad …
More: 9to5Google and BetaNews
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
How 21-year-old Opera sold for $1.2B and why CEO Lars Boilesen and CTO Håkon Wium Lie are ambivalent about it  —  Opera's $1.2B sale: Shocking underdog victory or cruel twist of fate 21 years in the making?  —  The news that Norway's Opera Software accepted a $1.2 billion buyout offer …

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