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February 23, 2016, 3:30 PM

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Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
Justice Department pursuing court orders to force Apple to extract data from about 12 other iPhones; cases don't involve terrorism, according to sources  —  Justice Department Seeks to Force Apple to Extract Data From About 12 Other iPhones  —  Apple embroiled in phone court fights beyond San Bernardino …
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Valve releases SteamVR performance tool to test whether a PC is capable of smooth experience running high-end VR  —  Valve releases tool to test whether your PC is VR ready  —  See if your system is up for the upcoming HTC Vive.  —  With HTC beginning to take pre-orders …
Ginny Marvin / Search Engine Land:
Google To Shut Down Google Compare Products In US And UK On March 23  —  Google's lead generation product known as Google Compare, will start sunsetting this week.  —  In an email sent to partners and acquired by Search Engine Land, the Google Compare Team told Compare partners on Monday night …
Leo Kelion / BBC:
Mastercard to accept selfies and fingerprints as password alternatives for online payments this summer in UK, US, Canada, and parts of Europe  —  MWC 2016: Mastercard rolls out selfie ID checks  —  Credit card firm Mastercard has confirmed it will accept selfie photos and fingerprints …
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Time interested in Yahoo's core business, heard pitch from Citigroup bankers on potential Yahoo deal  —  Time Inc. Said to Be Interested in Joining Fray of Yahoo Suitors  —  Time said to have heard Citigroup bankers' pitch on Yahoo deal  —  Time said to consider tax-free structure Reverse Morris Trust
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Sources: Whole Foods investing undisclosed sum in Instacart, signs new five-year deal, making Instacart exclusive delivery partner for its perishable business  —  Whole Foods to Invest in Instacart, Signs New Multi-Year Delivery Deal  —  Whole Foods and Instacart are taking their relationship to the next level.
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Famous, formerly the controversial people-trading app Stolen, hits Android after App Store ban  —  Famous, Formerly The Controversial People-Trading App Stolen, Banned From App Store, Hits Android  —  The creators of a buzzy but controversial mobile game called Stolen …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Subgraph OS: new Linux-based secure OS aims to be hacker-resistant and user-friendly, even on low-powered laptops  —  Subgraph OS Wants to Make Using a Secure Operating System Less of a Headache  —  While tools for message encryption have become easier to use in recent years …

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