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February 26, 2017, 5:05 AM

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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.
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
TCL debuts $549 BlackBerry KeyOne with hardware keyboard, Snapdragon 625, 4.5-inch 1620x1080 display, and Android 7.1; phone ships “as early as” April  —  BlackBerry's “hail mary” just went official, the BlackBerry “KeyOne.”  Previously referred to as the “Mercury,” …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai plans to halt rule that would require ISPs to protect the security of their customers' personal information  —  FCC chair plans to halt security rule and set up vote to kill privacy regime.  —  The Federal Communications Commission plans to halt implementation …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
EFF: Half of web traffic is now encrypted  —  Half of the web's traffic is now encrypted, according to a new report from the EFF released this week.  The rights organization noted the milestone was attributable to a number of efforts, including recent moves from major tech companies to implement HTTPS on their own properties.
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.
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Misconfigured backup drive at New York's Stewart International Airport exposed highly sensitive data to the public internet for almost a year  —  Exclusive: The files included gigabytes of emails, sensitive government files, and a password list, which researchers say could give hackers ‘full access’ to the airport's systems.
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 22, 2064
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 …

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