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February 13, 2015, 10:05 AM

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New York Times:
Obama Heads to Tech Security Talks Amid Tensions  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. — President Obama will meet here on Friday with the nation's top technologists on a host of cybersecurity issues and the threats posed by increasingly sophisticated hackers.  But nowhere on the agenda is the real issue …
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 …
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Pinterest bans all affiliate links, asks power users to monetize in other ways  —  Updated 12:07 a.m. with more details from Pinterest.  —  As Pinterest's monetization plans materialize, the social network is pulling the plug on affiliate networks.  —  Pinterest warned select “power pinners” …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple Promoting “Great Games with No In-App Purchases” on App Store Front Page  —  Apple has started promoting games that don't have any In-App Purchases on the front page of the App Store.  Currently featured in the UK App Store and likely expanding to the U.S. store later today as part …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Vista Acquires Automated Insights, The Startup Behind The AP's “Robot” News Writing  —  Automated Insights — the Durham, North Carolina-based startup backed by the Associated Press, Samsung and Steve Case that has built technology to automatically take raw data and translate it into narratives …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple Brings Groups To TestFlight  —  Apple has introduced groups to TestFlight, the app beta testing tool it acquired with its purchase of Burstly last year.  The TestFlight Groups feature allows developers to split their beta testers into easily-managed groups, to which they can send …
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 …

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