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March 21, 2016, 1:42 PM

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Apple:
Live stream of Apple's media event in Cupertino, viewable in Safari and Microsoft Edge  —  Let us loop you in.  —  10 a.m. PDT to watch the keynote live.  —  Requirements: Live streaming uses Apple's HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology.  HLS requires an iPhone, iPad …
The Verge:
Live blog: Apple expected to unveil iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro  —  Live from Apple's iPhone SE and iPad Pro event  —  This may be Apple's last keynote from its current headquarters at One Infinite Loop.  We're expecting a new, small iPhone, a new iPad Pro with a 9.7-inch screen, and new Apple Watch bands.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Apple's new iPhone SE 4-inch model is as powerful as iPhone 6S: $399 for 16GB model  —  Apple's new iPhone SE is just as powerful as iPhone 6S and has the same camera  —  The new iPhone SE is powered by an A9 processor — just like the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus that Apple introduced in September.
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 …
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 …
Bloomberg:
How the White House, initially receptive to Apple's arguments for strong encryption, came to support the FBI  —  The Behind-the-Scenes Fight Between Apple and the FBI  —  On June 2, 2014, Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook took the stage at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference …
Chris Grove / Legal Sports Report:
FanDuel, DraftKings reach settlement with New York attorney general: sites to stop operating in the state until September, pending new legislation  —  FanDuel, DraftKings Reach Settlement With New York Attorney General  —  FanDuel and DraftKings have reached a settlement with the office …
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.”
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Amazon partners with Comcast to sell Xfinity bundles, quietly launches Amazon Cable Store  —  Amazon.com Starts Selling Comcast Xfinity TV, Internet Service  —  Amazon.com is now selling a range of Comcast Xfinity bundles, as the cable giant seeks to get its cable TV …

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