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February 11, 2015, 1:35 PM

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Jungah Lee / Bloomberg Business:
Samsung to release two versions of 5.1" Galaxy flagship with all-metal bodies, one with a 3-sided display next month  —  Samsung Said to Plan 3-Sided Screen in New Galaxy Smartphone  —  Don't Miss Out —  (Bloomberg) — Samsung Electronics Co. plans to release two new versions …
Sharon Bernstein / Reuters:
iPhone kill switch reduced thefts by 40% in San Francisco, 25% in New York city, and 50% in London  —  Smartphone theft drops in London, two U.S. cities as anti-theft ‘kill switches’ installed  —  (Reuters) - Thefts involving smartphones have declined dramatically in three major cities …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Samsung TVs start inserting ads into your movies  —  Thought you could watch that video on your local hard drive without ads?  Think again: A number of owners of Samsung's smart TVs are reporting this week that their TV sets started to interrupt their movie viewing with Pepsi ads …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Tim Cook talks about Apple Watch, international growth, commitment to privacy, and more in a wide-ranging Goldman Sachs interview  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaking Live at 2015 Goldman Sachs Technology Conference  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
FBI tries to prevent disclosure of information about use of fake “stingray” cell towers by local police  —  FBI really doesn't want anyone to know about “stingray” use by local cops  —  Memo: cops must tell FBI about all public records requests on fake cell towers.
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IBM security finds over 60% of Android dating apps are open to hacks, risking corporate data  —  Majority of dating apps are open to hacks  —  IBM Security found that over 60% of leading Android dating mobile apps they studied are potentially vulnerable to a variety of cyber-attacks …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Study says phones are just as good as wearables at tracking fitness  —  Think you have to wear a dedicated fitness tracker to get accurate data?  Don't worry — you may have a good excuse to skip the wristband.  The University of Pennsylvania has published a study showing that smartphone apps' step counts …
Danny Yadron / Wall Street Journal:
Chinese hackers reprogrammed Forbes “Thought of the Day” widget to attack readers' computers using zero day exploits in Flash and Internet Explorer  —  Forbes Website Used to Hack Readers  —  Users of Microsoft 's flagship Internet browser who visited Forbes.com …
Lizzie Plaugic / The Verge:
Scribd expands its ebook library to include comic books  —  The subscription service has partnered with more than 10 comic book publishers  —  Scribd will expand its library to include comic books today.  The ebook subscription service just announced it has acquired more than 10,000 comic books …
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Search Whiz Udi Manber Leaves Google  —  Google veteran Udi Manber, a computer scientist best known for his work on search, has left the company to join the National Institutes of Health.  —  “I had a wonderful nine years at Google and YouTube, but I could not resist the amazing opportunities at NIH …

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