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March 10, 2015, 6:15 PM

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple Watch includes 8 GB of storage, allows 2 GB of music and 75 MB of photos  —  In our report last week, we reported that internal models of the Apple Watch included 8 GB of storage.  We have now confirmed with the company that the shipping units do indeed ship with an 8 GB storage capacity.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Apple can replace the Apple Watch battery; lifecycle of the battery is around three years  —  The Apple Watch Battery Is Replaceable  —  The Apple Watch got its grand unveiling yesterday.  You can read our round-up of details from Apple's event here.  But as tech watchers chewed …
The Intercept:
New Snowden leaks show a multi-year CIA effort to break the security of Apple's iPhone and iPads  —  The CIA Campaign to Steal Apple's Secrets  —  RESEARCHERS WORKING with the Central Intelligence Agency have conducted a multi-year, sustained effort to break the security of Apple's iPhones and iPads …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Android Wear will get Wi-Fi support, gesture control in next software release  —  Faster, easier access to apps and contacts is also on the way  —  Google isn't standing still with its wearable platform now that Apple has given the press a chance to use the Apple Watch.
Wikimedia blog:
Wikimedia v. NSA: Wikimedia Foundation files suit against NSA to challenge upstream mass surveillance  —  Justice presides with her scale and sword at Frankfurt am Main.  —  Photo by Roland Meinecke, licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND-3.0.  —  Today, the Wikimedia Foundation is filing suit …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google Calendar launches for iPhone with Schedule View, Events from Gmail, and Assists, which make suggestions that save you time creating events  —  Google Calendar launches for iPhone  —  Google today launched Google Calendar for iPhone.  You can download the new app now directly from Apple's App Store.
Michal Lev-Ram / Fortune:
Apple commits more than $50M to non-profits to get more women, minorities, and veterans working in tech  —  Apple commits more than $50 million to diversity efforts  —  A flashy new smart watch isn't all Apple has up its sleeve.  The company is donating more than $50 million to organizations …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
‘So When Is It Going to Be Time?’  Now, as Google CFO Pichette to Retire From Search Giant.  —  Longtime Google CFO Patrick Pichette is retiring from the company.  —  The move was disclosed in an SEC filing, and, in a post on Google+ and also in an internal memo, Pichette acknowledged the decision …
Justin Yu / CNET:
Customize your Moto 360 smartwatch with Moto Maker, now live  —  Motorola just added the Moto 360 to the Moto Maker Web service, letting you add personal touches to your smartwatch like custom case finishes, band styles, and your choice of 11 watch faces.  —  Motorola
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
WSJ: CIA helped develop phone scanning tech for aircraft and shared it with US Marshals Service  —  CIA secretly helped build phone scanning tech for US operations  —  Summary:The new report furthers allegations that US law enforcement are increasingly relying on intelligence agencies for help …
James Griffiths / South China Morning Post:
Twitter opens an office in Hong Kong to help Chinese companies market to overseas consumers  —  Twitter launches Hong Kong office to court mainland Chinese firms  —  Social media giant says Hong Kong office will connect companies to the world and that it is not seeking to overturn mainland block
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Rowhammer vulnerability, discovered by Google's Project Zero, exploits DDR3 memory chip weakness to give super user status to hackers  —  Cutting-edge hack gives super user status by exploiting DRAM weakness  —  “Rowhammer” attack goes where few exploits have gone before, into silicon itself.
Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
Clinton says her exclusive use of private email was a matter of convenience and that there were no security breaches  —  What Hillary Clinton Says About Her Private Emails … Addressing the ongoing email controversy for the first time, Hillary Clinton said today that she used a private account out of …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
HP launches hyperscale Cloudline servers, aims for white box market  —  Summary:HP launched a family of servers with minimalist designs as a result of its partnership with Foxconn.  —  Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday launched a new set of servers designed for hyperscale cloud providers, who prefer white box gear.
Gigaom:
Gigaom, unable to pay creditors in full, ceases all operations, does not currently intend to file for bankruptcy  —  About Gigaom  —  Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time.  As a result, the company is working with its creditors that have rights to all of the company's assets as their collateral.
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