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March 21, 2016, 10:25 AM

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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Johns Hopkins researchers find an iMessage bug that allows attackers to decrypt photos and videos on older iOS versions  —  Johns Hopkins researchers poke a hole in Apple's encryption  —  Apple's growing arsenal of encryption techniques — shielding data on devices as well as real …
Annalee Newitz / Ars Technica:
Facebook “multicultural affinity” ad targeting guesses user's race based on behavior, used to serve different Straight Outta Compton film trailers  —  Facebook's ad platform now guesses at your race based on your behavior  —  Company profiles users so Facebook can sell against their “ethnic affinity.”
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
How hackers and pirates worked together to locate and steal millions of dollars in diamonds from cargo ships  —  How Pirates And Hackers Worked Together To Steal Millions Of Dollars In Diamonds  —  A tanker travels through the Singapore Strait July 7, 2014.
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
How 21-year-old Opera sold for $1.2B and why CEO Lars Boilesen and CTO Håkon Wium Lie are ambivalent about it  —  Opera's $1.2B sale: Shocking underdog victory or cruel twist of fate 21 years in the making?  —  The news that Norway's Opera Software accepted a $1.2 billion buyout offer …
Michael Weissenstein / Associated Press:
Airbnb in Cuba now available to all, not just US-based travelers, after special authorization from the Obama administration  —  Online Lodging Service Airbnb Opens Cuba Listings To World  —  HAVANA (AP) — Online lodging service Airbnb is allowing travelers from around the world to book stays …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
GoDaddy launches AWS-style servers and apps to build, test and scale cloud services  —  GoDaddy, the web hosting and domain registration company that went public last year, is adding new cloud services to grow the revenues it makes from the 14 million small businesses that make up the majority of its customer base.
Reuters:
US Supreme Court agrees to hear Samsung's appeal in Apple patent case  —  U.S. top court agrees to hear Samsung-Apple patent fight  —  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stepped into the high-profile patent fight between the world's two fiercest smartphone rivals, Apple and Samsung …

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