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March 8, 2017, 5:30 AM

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WikiLeaks:
WikiLeaks releases 8,761 alleged CIA classified docs and files from 2013-2016 describing malware, zero-day exploits for iOS, Android, Windows, macOS, and Linux  —  , WikiLeaks begins its new series of leaks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.  Code-named “Vault 7” by WikiLeaks …
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Ewen MacAskill / The Guardian:
According to WikiLeaks docs, CIA and MI5/BTSS developed program that used Samsung F8000 TVs as covert listening devices  —  The 8,761 documents published by WikiLeaks focus mainly on techniques for hacking and surveillance  —  The US intelligence agencies are facing fresh embarrassment …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft announces general availability of Visual Studio 2017, which focuses on multi-platform development and is more modular, says new IDE is faster to use  —  Microsoft this morning released Visual Studio 2017, the latest version of its integrated development environment …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Uber confirms it is searching for a COO who can “partner” with CEO Travis Kalanick  —  Some dream names for the job include former Disney COO Tom Staggs and CVS' Helena Foulkes.  —  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick just told his employees at an all-hands meeting this morning that the company …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Sources: Tinder has a members-only version called Tinder Select for its top users, with participation by invitation only  —  Tinder has been operating a members-only version of the platform called Tinder Select, which is meant to serve only the elite users on the app, including CEOs …
Steve Ranger / ZDNet:
Mozilla releases Firefox 52 with WebAssembly, a new standard that lets web apps run in a browser at near-native speeds, disables all NPAPI plugins except Flash  —  New version of Firefox should run complex apps much faster in the browser, but dropping support for some plug-ins could be an issue for Google Hangout fans.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram Stories debuts Geostickers to let users add and arrange illustrations related to their locations, as its Snap cloning continues  —  Instagram is steadily closing its feature gap with Snapchat.  Today, Instagram launched its first geostickers, which let users add and arrange illustrations …
FUSE Labs at Microsoft Research:
Microsoft says its So.cl social network will shut down March 15  —  Socl has been a wonderful outlet for creative expression, as well as a place to enjoy a supportive community of like-minded people, sharing and learning together.  In supporting you, Socl's unique community of creators …
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Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
Nvidia unveils Jetson TX2 Pascal-powered AI board computer; pre-order dev kit for $599, or the module from $399, shipping Q2  —  For a few years now, NVIDIA has been offering their line of Jetson embedded system kits.  Originally launched using Tegra K1 in 2014, the first Jetson was designed …
Wall Street Journal:
ZTE to pay $892M to US, plead guilty to violating US sanctions on Iran and obstructing federal investigation, resolving the 5-year probe  —  Settlement resolves five-year probe that raised trade tension between U.S., China  —  Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. has agreed …

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