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January 23, 2016, 10:15 PM

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Brad Heath / USA Today:
FBI acknowledges it ran a website distributing more than 23,000 child porn images for 13 days in 2015 as part of a sting operation  —  FBI ran website sharing thousands of child porn images  —  WASHINGTON — For nearly two weeks last year, the FBI operated what it described …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Child Porn Sting Goes Global: FBI Hacked Computers in Denmark, Greece, Chile  —  In early 2015, the FBI carried out an unprecedented hacking campaign, deploying malware on at least one thousand computers that had been used to visit a certain child pornography site.
More: Engadget and Ars TechnicaTweets: @josephfcox
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple veteran overseeing Project Titan electric-car initiative, Steve Zadesky, leaving company  —  Apple Veteran Overseeing Electric-Car Project Leaving Company  —  Steve Zadesky said to be leaving for personal reasons  —  The Apple Inc. veteran tasked with spearheading …
Alex Wilhelm / Mattermark:
2015 Tech IPOs Underwhelm to the Tune of 30% From Their First Day Close  —  tl;dr 2015 tech IPOs aren't performing well.  Their decline could limit 2016 IPOs, and dampen valuations for growing private tech companies.  —  The 2015 technology IPO market was lackluster.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Sources: Apple readies iPhone 5se for March/April with 4-inch screen, curved edges, Live Photos, 8MP rear camera, A8 and M8 chips, barometer, NFC chip, more  —  Apple readies ‘iPhone 5se’, not ‘6c’, for March/April with curved edges & Live Photos  —  That purported 4-inch “iPhone 6c” floating around the web yesterday?
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Skype helps users avoid harassment by hiding IP addresses  —  Microsoft is finally making IP addresses hidden by default on Skype.  Reports surfaced around four years ago noting that a flaw in Skype allowed malicious users to obtain IP addresses through the service.
Nitish Kulkarni / TechCrunch:
Google and RailTel launch free WiFi at Mumbai Central railway station, plan to eventually offer access points at 400 Indian rail stations  —  Google's WiFi for Indian Train Stations Launches At Mumbai Central Railway Station Tomorrow  —  Google's long-anticipated Wi-Fi for railway stations …
Eric Yoder / Washington Post:
Obama administration says a newly-created agency will conduct federal background checks, and DOD will store records, after internal review following OPM breach  —  Pentagon to take over control of background investigation information  —  Updated:  —  The government will shift responsibility …

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