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February 22, 2016, 1:20 PM

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
In Employee Email, Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls For Commission On Interaction Of Technology And Intelligence Gathering  —  Early this morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an email out to employees about the FBI's request to unlock an iPhone with the subject line ‘Thank you for your support’.
James Comey / Lawfare:
FBI director James Comey: legal issue in Apple case is narrow, intent isn't to break encryption or set loose a master key  —  We Could Not Look the Survivors in the Eye if We Did Not Follow this Lead  —  The San Bernardino litigation isn't about trying to set a precedent or send any kind of message.
Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:
Cade Metz / Wired:
Facebook announces Telecom Infra Project, an open, collaborative effort to accelerate innovation in telecom networks; Intel, Nokia, several telecoms are members  —  Facebook Will Open Source Wireless Gear to Forge a 5G World  —  A year ago, when he appeared onstage at the Mobile World Congress …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
IBM deepens partnerships with VMware, GitHub, Bitly, and Siemens, expands use of Apple's Swift language, announces new Watson APIs, more  —  IBM Inks VMware, GitHub, Bitly Deals, Expands Apple Swift Use As It Doubles Down On The Cloud  —  While a large part of the mobile industry swirls around …
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google plans to provide Fiber to Huntsville, AL on top of the municipally-owned broadband network  —  Google Fiber Is Coming To Huntsville, Alabama  —  Google today announced that it is bringing its gigabit Fiber service to Huntsville, Alabama.  As Google noted in today's announcement …
Ben Woods / The Next Web:
Sony launches Xperia X and XA new flagship phones with better cameras, teases AI-powered connected Xperia Ear, Eye, Projector, and Agent concept devices  —  Sony's new Xperia smartphones arrive with a range of odd connected devices in tow  —  Sony has launched two new smartphones today …
Leanna Garfield / Business Insider:
Student-made free chat bot lawyer has successfully appealed $3M in UK parking tickets so far  —  A 19-year-old made a free robot lawyer that has appealed $3 million in parking tickets  —  Hiring a lawyer for a parking-ticket appeal is not only a headache, but it can also cost more than the ticket itself.
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Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Finance startups like Tokken step in to aid pot dispensaries unserved by wary banks  —  As Marijuana Sales Grow, Start-Ups Step In for Wary Banks  —  When Lamine Zarrad was not at his job as a federal banking regulator in recent months, he was spending a lot of time at Denver's marijuana dispensaries.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Helping a groundswell of citizen scientists aid the environment  —  See how Microsoft's AI for Earth program is partnering with iNaturalist to help amateur and expert scientists share data.
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Zoho:
Announcing Zoho Mail Desktop Lite Client  —  Get the best of both worlds.  —  There are times when you can't afford distractions while communicating over email.  This is especially true in the case of business emails …

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