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February 7, 2017, 6:55 AM

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Vizio settles FTC lawsuit accusing it of tracking customers' TV habits, agrees to pay $2.2M, obtain consent before collecting and sharing data, delete user data  —  Vizio will pay $2.2 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it collected customers' TV-watching habits without their permission.
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
127 companies including Adobe, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Slack, Twitter, and Uber file amicus brief opposing Trump's immigration ban  —  Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies filed an amicus brief tonight voicing opposition to President Trump's executive order …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google adds anchor button on AMP pages, to help readers see and share publishers' real URLs  —  As promised, Google is making a change to how it displays Accelerated Mobile Pages, so that users can easily view and share links that lead directly to publishers' sites rather than to Google's copy of the content.
Will Strafach:
Researcher finds 76 popular iOS apps vulnerable to interception of TLS-protected data while in use  —  During the development of our web-based mobile app analysis service verify.ly, it was essential to have a clear understanding of the most common security issues which plague mobile applications today.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Google, Facebook to help French newsrooms combat “fake news” ahead of presidential election  —  Google and Facebook are to help a host of French news organizations combat the growing scourge of fake news ahead of the upcoming French presidential election campaign.
Brad Stone / Bloomberg:
Uber hires veteran NASA engineer Mark Moore as director of engineering for aviation as part of its Uber Elevate flying car initiative  —  The man who inspired Google's co-founder will join the ride-hailing startup's nascent project.  —  by  —  In 2010, an advanced aircraft engineer …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google and H&M's Ivyrevel announce an Android app that can design a dress using your personal data from Awareness and Snapshot APIs  —  At last year's Google I/O developer conference, Googleintroduced a new Awareness APIthat would allow for smarter applications that could understand where you were …
John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
House passes Email Privacy Act, an update to ECPA that will require law enforcement to get warrants for access to digital communications older than 180 days  —  Senate yet to vote on bill  —  The House Monday (Feb. 6) unanimously passed the E-mail Privacy Act.
Brian Barrett / Wired:
300 of Intel's Shooting Star drones were used for a choreographed light show for Super Bowl halftime show, which was taped last week because of FAA regulations  —  The best Super Bowl halftime shows leave indelible memories, be it a notorious wardrobe malfunction, that goofy Left Shark …

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