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February 19, 2016, 3:40 PM

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New York Times:
Apple had asked the FBI to issue application for iPhone passcode cracking tool under seal, but government made it public, prompting Tim Cook's public remarks  —  How Tim Cook, in iPhone Battle, Became a Bulwark for Digital Privacy  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Letters from around the globe began pouring …
Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
DoJ files motion to compel Apple to comply with an order to help the FBI access data on San Bernardino shooter's iPhone  —  DoJ files motion to compel Apple to comply with FBI order  —  The Department of Justice has filed a motion to compel Apple to comply with an order to help the FBI access data …
Edvard Pettersson / Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Apple given until February 26 to respond to court order in San Bernadino iPhone case  —  Apple Said to Get More Time to Fight Order to Unlock IPhone  —  Deadline for Apple to respond to court order is Feb. 26  —  FBI pushing Apple to help access California shooter's phone
Michael Riley / Bloomberg Business:
Secret National Security Council memo directs government agencies to find ways to access encrypted data on consumer devices  —  Secret Memo Details U.S.'s Broader Strategy to Crack Phones  —  ‘Decision memo’ directs agencies to find ways to access data  —  Officials met around Thanksgiving to discuss encryption plans
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Justice Department Calls Apple's Refusal to Unlock iPhone a ‘Marketing Strategy’  —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department, impatient over its inability to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino killers, demanded Friday that a judge immediately order Apple to give it the technical tools to get inside the phone.
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Maureen Morrison / Ad Age:
Israeli ad blocking company Shine partners with 30M subscriber-strong European carrier Three Group to offer network-level ad blocking  —  European Carrier Blocks Ads at Network Level  —  Shine and Three Group Team Up to Offer Ad Blocking  —  Using A CRM Budget To Start A Loyalty Program
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Report: Smartwatches outsold Swiss watches for the first time in Q4 2015 with 8.1M shipments, Apple accounted for 63% of smartwatches with 5.1M units  —  Apple Watch Sales Estimated at 5.1 Million in Holiday Quarter, Swiss Watch Sales in Trouble  —  The latest data from Strategy Analytics reveals …
Aaron Tilley / Forbes:
Microsoft, Qualcomm, Intel, Cisco, Samsung, others form Internet of Things standards group Open Connectivity Foundation  —  Microsoft, Qualcomm And Intel Start Playing Nice On ‘Internet Of Things’ Standards  —  Chip making rivals Intel and Qualcomm want to finally play nice in the “Internet of Things.”
Chelsey Dulaney / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo forms committee of independent board members to explore strategic options and create a process for reaching out to interested parties, hires bankers  —  Yahoo Forms Board Committee to Explore Options  —  Company hires advisers, says committee is made up of independent directors
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Nextbit Robin review: good performance and refreshing design, but has poor camera, cloud storage doesn't back up video and its concept is better than execution  —  Nextbit Robin review: a smartphone in the clouds  —  Chances are, if you've owned a smartphone over the past few years …

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