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February 7, 2017, 1:35 PM

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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter to hide abusive tweets in conversations, add safe search, and try to keep banned users from rejoining the service  —  The company promised users more features around safety, so here they are.  —  A week ago, Twitter executives said that making the service safer for users was the company's …
David Carnoy / CNET:
BeatsX wireless earphones will go on sale February 10 in Apple retail stores and online at Apple.com  —  Beats by Dr. Dre says its highly anticipated wireless neckband-style headphone and AirPods competitor will be in stores shortly — and two new colors are coming.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
YouTube opens up mobile livestreaming to all creators with 10K+ subscribers and debuts Super Chat, which lets users pay to highlight their messages  —  Eight months after announcing it would support livestreaming capabilities, YouTube has started giving more people access to the service.
Will Strafach:
Researcher finds 76 popular iOS apps, including VICE News, are 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.
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Kayvon Beykpour, co-founder of Periscope, now overseeing Twitter's video initiatives  —  Kayvon Beykpour, co-founder and CEO of Twitter's live-streaming app division Periscope, is now overseeing operational and product aspects of all of the company's video initiatives.
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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.

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