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February 12, 2015, 11:10 PM

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Samuel Gibbs / Guardian:
Apple enables two-step authentication for iMessages and FaceTime  —  Additional login step brings extra layer of protection against hackers for Apple's messaging and video chat, but more can be can be done say experts  —  Apple is finally enabling two-step authentication to help protect users …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Pinterest Is Working on a Plan to Introduce a ‘Buy’ Button as Soon as This Year  —  Move over, Pinning.  Here comes buying.  —  Pinterest, the digital scrapbooking service, is laying the groundwork for an e-commerce offering with a “Buy” button that could launch in as little as three to six months, according to multiple sources.
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Xiaomi's Mi.com marketplace to launch in US this year, will sell accessories like its headphones and fitness band, but not phones or tablets  —  China's Xiaomi to open shop in the US this year, but not for phones  —  Xiaomi is holding a press conference in San Francisco today as a way to tell …
New York Times:
Lyft in talks to raise about $250M valuing the company at $2B  —  Ride-Hailing Service Lyft Is Said to Be in Talks to Raise $250 Million  —  By Michael J. de la Merced and Mike Isaac  —  Lyft, the buzzy young ride-hailing service, is currently in talks to raise about $250 million in new financing …
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Phorm iPad mini case, which adds tactile keyboard buttons that rise out of screen as needed, available for pre-order at $99  —  Phorm iPad mini case has physical ‘key guides’ that appear and disappear when you need them  —  A unique idea that isn't quite ready for prime time
John Cook / GeekWire:
Candy Crush maker King buys Seattle gaming startup Z2 for up to $150M, creating first U.S. studio  —  Battle Nations meet Candy Crush.  Z2, the Seattle mobile gaming company known for titles such as Battle Nations and Metalstorm, is being acquired for up to $150 million in cash by King Digital Entertainment.
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook lets users set a legacy contact, who will be able to manage their accounts in a limited way when they pass away  —  Facebook Heir?  Time to Choose Who Manages Your Account When You Die  —  The social network now lets you designate a ‘legacy contact’ for your digital afterlife
Karen Kaplan / Los Angeles Times:
Researchers create $34 smartphone dongle that can detect HIV and syphilis within 15 minutes  —  ‘Dongle’ turns smartphone into mobile lab to diagnose HIV, syphilis  —  Engineers have taken an ordinary smartphone and made it a whole lot smarter.  —  They created a compact …
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Obama expected to announce executive order directing government and companies to share more cybersecurity threat information  —  Exclusive: Obama set to announce executive order on cybersecurity threat data  —  (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is expected to announce an executive order directing …

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