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February 25, 2017, 12:10 PM

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Cloudflare fixes bug active since September 2016 that leaked private user info, says search engine caches have now been cleared of sensitive information  —  Service used by 5.5 million websites may have leaked passwords and authentication tokens.  —  Cloudflare, a service that helps optimize …
Ryan Lackey / octal:
Chris Welch / The Verge:
What to expect at MWC 2017: LG G6, Huawei P10, Huawei Watch 2, Blackberry “Mercury”, Moto G5 & G5 Plus, Nokia phones, Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, and a Sony flagship  —  So many new phones  —  It's time for the annual trip to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2017.
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google is shutting down Spaces, its experimental group messaging app, on April 17, will make app read-only on March 3  —  After nine months of existence, Google is throwing in the towel on group messaging app Spaces.  It's going read-only on March 3rd and will be completely offline on April 17th.
David Pierce / Wired:
Google announces more carrier support for its implementation of RCS, rebrands Messenger to Android Messages, makes app default on phones from LG, ZTE, others  —  When text messaging was simple, SMS worked beautifully.  You could send 160 characters to anyone with a cellphone, and they'd receive it the same way they would a phone call.
Priya Anand / BuzzFeed:
Uber women confront CEO Travis Kalanick in leaked audio from Thursday meeting with 100+ female engineers  —  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick joined a group of more than 100 female engineers on Thursday to discuss the explosive allegations of sexual harassment and sexism recently leveled against the ride-hailing company.
Mitch & Freada Kapor:
New York Times:
Sources: autonomous Uber was driving itself when it ran a red light in San Francisco, though Uber claimed “human error”  —  The suit, brought by the autonomous car business Waymo, accuses Uber and a star engineer, Anthony Levandowski, of planning to steal trade secrets.  —  April 21, 2064
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple says iOS 10.2.1 reduced unexpected shutdowns of iPhone 6, 6s devices by more than 70%  —  Over the past couple of iPhone versions users have complained of “unexpected” shutdowns of their devices.  Some iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus and 6s Plus devices could basically go dark unexpectedly …
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
Samsung announces Exynos 9 8895, a 10nm octa-core SoC with dual-camera system support; integrated Samsung LTE modem supports 1 Gbps downloads, 150 Mbps uploads  —  Even though Mobile World Congress doesn't kick off for another few days, Samsung isn't wasting any time in getting started.
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Sources: early Snap investor Lightspeed added terms effectively giving it veto power over later investments; Snap founders tightened grip on company in response  —  When Snap goes public next month, one of the biggest winners will be Lightspeed Venture Partners.

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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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