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April 13, 2016, 2:25 PM

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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Sources: FBI did not use Cellebrite to crack San Bernardino iPhone, paid hackers for undisclosed software flaw that was used to create hardware to crack PIN  —  FBI paid professional hackers one-time fee to crack San Bernardino iPhone  —  The FBI cracked a San Bernardino terrorist's phone …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Amazon announces $290 Kindle Oasis, its thinnest Kindle to date, which comes with leather case that extends battery life; pre-orders open today, ships April 27  —  Amazon's Kindle Oasis is the funkiest e-reader it's ever made  —  Amazon's philosophy with the Kindle line has been consistent …
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Google Calendar launches Goals feature on iOS and Android, which automatically schedules your self-improvement activities into gaps in your calendar  —  Google Calendar's new Goals will help find you time for self-improvement  —  Google Calendar turns 10 this year, but the service isn't ready …
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Nest CEO Tony Fadell went to Google's all-hands meeting to defend Nest.  Here's what he said.  —  After a spate of damning articles about Nest, CEO Tony Fadell came to the weekly staff meeting of sister company Google to counter the negative press and defend Nest's corporate culture and sales figures.
More: Forbes
Ian Hardy / MobileSyrup.com:
Logitech acquires Jaybird for about $50M in cash and $45M in potential earn-outs to expand into wireless audio wearables market  —  Logitech acquires Jaybird for $50 million (USD) in cash  —  Earlier this year ZAGG agreed to purchase Mophie for over $100 million.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
USB-IF announces new USB Type-C authentication spec so devices can verify certification status of accessories to avoid damage from rogue cables  —  A software fix for dangerous USB-C cables is coming  —  Now that it's becoming clear to everybody that it's distressingly easy to accidentally buy …
Jeremy B. White / Sacramento Bee:
California bill banning sale of phones with unbreakable encryption defeated in committee  —  California phone decryption bill defeated  —  Bill would penalize companies for not cooperating with law enforcement  —  Follows federal clash with FBI over San Bernardino shooter's phone
More: Fortune and The Loop
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook announces Rights Manager to help video creators combat freebooting; content owners can apply for access beginning today  —  Facebook launches video Rights Manager to combat freebooting  —  There's an epidemic of stolen videos on Facebook.  Business Pages rip videos from YouTube …
Cade Metz / Wired:
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