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February 22, 2016, 8:15 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’.
Numbers / Pew Research Center:
Survey: 51% of Americans say Apple should unlock San Bernardino suspect's iPhone to assist FBI, 38% disagree  —  More Support for Justice Department Than for Apple in Dispute Over Unlocking iPhone  —  Slight partisan differences in views of issue  —  As the standoff between the Department …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Mark Zuckerberg defends Apple in FBI standoff, says “we believe in encryption”, also shares thoughts on AI and Facebook's video strategy, including live video  —  Mark Zuckerberg Defends Apple: ‘We Believe in Encryption’  —  Apple has another ally in its fight against the FBI: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Linux Mint site hacked on Feb. 20: hundreds downloaded a backdoored-variant of the Linux distro; Mint forum data including personal info for sale on dark web  —  Hacker explains how he put “backdoor” in hundreds of Linux Mint downloads  —  The hacker's botnet is still operational, and has hundreds of Linux machines ensnared.
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 …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Snapchat's new on-demand geofilters let you pay to distribute custom geofilters in a time and place, now available alongside Community and Sponsored Geofilters  —  Snapchat Now Lets Everyone Pay To Design Geofilters  —  Snapchat is introducing yet another revenue stream today in the form of on-demand geo-filters.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter hires former Apple comms exec Natalie Kerris as VP of global communications, seven months after firing former communications lead Gabriel Stricker  —  Twitter Hires Former Apple Executive Natalie Kerris as VP of Communications  —  CEO Jack Dorsey on Monday tweeted that the company …
Lucinda Shen / Fortune:
Gogo shares close up 10% after American Airlines drops lawsuit seeking to end service agreement  —  American Airlines Dismisses Lawsuit and Gogo Shares Rebound  —  American Airlines dismissed its lawsuit against the world's biggest in-flight Wi-Fi provider, Gogo, on Monday …

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