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February 6, 2015, 12:00 PM

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Owen Bowcott / Guardian:
UK court rules GCHQ mass internet surveillance was unlawful, breached human rights law  —  GCHQ mass internet surveillance was unlawful, rules court  —  Access to intercepted information obtained by the NSA breached human rights laws, according to the Investigative Powers Tribunal
Bloomberg Business:
Tesla has hired 150+ Apple employees, more than from any other company; Apple tries poaching Tesla employees with $250,000 signing bonuses but recruits few  —  Apple Abduction  —  Tesla has hired more workers from Apple than from anyplace else  —  Doug Field never considered leaving Apple.
Mark Scott / New York Times:
Google's advisory council on the Right to be Forgotten suggests limiting it to Europe  —  Limit ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ to Europe, Panel Tells Google  —  LONDON — Europe's so-called right to be forgotten should apply only in Europe.  —  That was the recommendation published on Friday …
Kyle Wiens / Wired:
Farmers seek DMCA exemption to modify or repair high-tech proprietary agriculture equipment that is making DIY repairs impossible  —  New High-Tech Farm Equipment Is a Nightmare for Farmers  —  A central Illinois corn farmer, on top of his combine, is silhouetted against the setting sun in Pleasant Plains, Illinois on Sept. 27, 2014.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Study finds music labels take 73.1% of profits from streaming services; artists get 10.9%  —  Yes, Major Record Labels Are Keeping Nearly All The Money They Get From Spotify, Rather Than Giving It To Artists  —  A small group of very vocal musicians has decided that the new target of their anger …
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Announcing The Winners Of The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards  —  Today at The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards TechCrunch and VentureBeat came together to celebrate the best of technology in 2014.  It was a night for the ages.  The Davies Symphony Hall was packed and Silicon Valley's TJ Miller hosted the event.
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
How Google Glass went from coveted gadget to punchline; device to be redesigned from scratch under Tony Fadell's leadership  —  Why Google Glass Broke  —  This is a story that involves lots of public intrigue, a futuristic wearable technology, a secret laboratory, fashion models …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Picsart, A Photo Editing App With 200M Downloads, Lands $10M From Sequoia  —  Picsart, a mobile photo editing app and community that claims 60 million monthly users, has closed $10 million in funding from Sequoia Capital.  —  This is the first outside investment that Picsart has taken …
Manish Singh / BGR India:
WhatsApp voice calling tested in India, works as well on Edge networks as on 3G  —  Exclusive: We tried WhatsApp Call and it is a winner!  —  Around 11PM last night, we got a surprise call from WhatsApps's Neeraj Arora.  It wasn't any ordinary call but one he made from within WhatsApp.
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
WordPress and Drupal plugin Amber aims to prevent linkrot by storing a mirror of every link on a website as a fallback  —  Amber, a new tool to prevent linkrot on websites, is out in beta  —  Ever seen a news story from a few years back — or maybe even just a few weeks back …
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Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Uber Will Add Panic Button And Location/Journey Sharing In India On February 11  —  Late last year, Uber announced plans for tighter safety measures in India following the rape of a passenger using its service in December.  Now it has confirmed that two major features …
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:
Bloomberg Business:
Signs of China-Sponsored Hackers Seen in Anthem Attack  —  (Bloomberg) — Investigators of Anthem Inc.'s data breach are pursuing evidence that points to Chinese state-sponsored hackers who are stealing personal information from health-care companies for purposes other than pure profit, according to three people familiar with the probe.

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