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Zeynep Tufekci / New York Times:
WikiLeaks' CIA document cache, which focuses on compromising devices and not apps, underscores the strength of Signal's and WhatsApp's encryption   —  On Tuesday morning, WikiLeaks released an enormous cache of documents that it claimed detailed “C.I.A. hacking tools.”
Mar 9, 2017, 10:15 PMIn context
Mark Scott / New York Times:
Turkey to investigate antitrust complaint against Google concerning Android, filed last year by Russian competitor Yandex   —  Google faced another regulatory challenge on Monday when Turkish authorities opened an investigation into whether the search giant's popular Android software had broken the country's antitrust rules.
Mar 6, 2017, 1:00 PMIn context
New York Times:
Sources: ability of Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica to create “psychographic” profiles of consumers for precise ad targeting is exaggerated   —  Standing before political and business leaders in New York last fall, Alexander Nix promised a revolution.
Mar 6, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
New York Times:
Sources and public records shed light on Pentagon program developing cyberweapons to sabotage North Korean missiles before they lift off   —  WASHINGTON — Three years ago, President Barack Obama ordered Pentagon officials to step up their cyber and electronic strikes against North Korea's missile program …
Mar 4, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Sources: Uber has a program to identify enforcement officers and stealthily prevent them from successfully hailing cars, to help drivers avoid sanctions   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Uber has for years engaged in a worldwide program to deceive authorities in markets where its low-cost ride-hailing service …
Mar 3, 2017, 3:40 PMIn context
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Apple's share of mobile devices shipped to schools has been surpassed by Microsoft and Google in recent years, as cheap Chromebooks and Windows laptops take off   —  Apple is losing its grip on American classrooms, which technology companies have long used to hook students on their brands for life.
Mar 3, 2017, 10:15 AMIn context
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Sources: Snap has worked on a drone, but it is unclear if or when the product would be available to consumers   —  Snap has long been known as the maker of Snapchat, an app that sends disappearing messages, photographs and videos.  But over the past few years, the company has repositioned itself as a modern-day camera company.
Mar 1, 2017, 10:10 AMIn context
Mark Scott / New York Times:
Berlin-based ResearchGate, a social network for scientists with 12M users, raises $52.6M from Goldman Sachs, Bill Gates, Benchmark Capital, and others   —  Calvin Coffey, a professor of surgery at the University of Limerick in Ireland, has a world of gadgetry, scientific equipment and medical tests at his disposal.
Mar 1, 2017, 5:10 AMIn context
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Sony has sold 915K PlayStation VR headsets as of February 19, four months after it went on sale, according to Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Andrew House   —  SAN MATEO, Calif. — There are plenty of people who are skeptical about virtual reality, a technology some have heralded …
Feb 26, 2017, 4:35 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Startups that once aimed to disrupt big banks in the US are now working with the banks and building services on top of existing financial infrastructure   —  SAN FRANCISCO — In 2011, Brett King was promoting his book, “Breaking Banks,” and creating a start-up that he hoped would do to the banks …
Feb 26, 2017, 5:35 AMIn context

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