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February 8, 2015, 9:50 PM

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Shane Harris / The Daily Beast:
Samsung's SmartTV privacy policy warns that voice recognition can collect and transmit sensitive personal information to improve the product  —  Your Samsung SmartTV Is Spying on You, Basically  —  You may be loving your new Internet-connected television and its convenient voice-command feature …
Christopher Solomon / Popular Mechanics:
Profile of Alex Holden, who tracked down the Russian hackers who stole over 1.2B credentials  —  Meet The Man Who Finds Your Stolen Passwords  —  Last summer a gang of Russian hackers was caught amassing the largest cache of stolen user names and passwords ever discovered—1.2 billion in all.
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Daniela Velázquez / Fast Company:
In Kansas City, Google Fiber penetrates wealthier neighborhoods, but digital divide remains  —  Lessons From Google's First Rollout Of Google Fiber  —  Three summers ago, it was everywhere: An old-fashioned ice cream truck with peppy, electronic music blaring from its speakers.
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
How Slack makes sure the work conversations of 365K people stay private  —  How a start-up got 365,000 people to trust it with their office secrets  —  It was Anne Toth's first week at Slack, and she already had a crisis on her hands.  “TeamNameGate,” she now calls the episode.
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
How Fab went bust: e-commerce firm once worth $900M to sell for as little as $15M this month  —  THE TECH ‘TITANIC’: How red-hot startup Fab raised $330 million and then went bust  —  On Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, Fab CEO Jason Goldberg gathered a dozen executives in the eighth-floor conference room …
John Herrman / The Awl:
For distribution, media companies turn to apps and services, whose ad-driven, mediated businesses mirror broadcast TV  —  The Next Internet Is TV  —  I was talking to someone who works on one of those half-dozen or so apps that we tend to associate with teenagers: the ones that were built around …
Paul Carsten / Reuters:
China's Alibaba to invest $590 million in smartphone maker Meizu  —  Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said in a statement on Monday it will buy a minority stake in domestic smartphone maker Meizu Technology Co for $590 million.  Alibaba didn't disclose how much of the privately owned handset maker it will acquire.
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Chris Gayomali / Fast Company:
Inside Zulily, the flash sale e-commerce company for young mothers that's about to hit $1B in annual revenue  —  The Billion-Dollar E-commerce Company You Know Nothing About  —  Zulily has defied the conventional wisdom—marketing to moms, sticking with flash sales, evading Amazon.
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