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March 7, 2017, 8:40 PM

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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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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 …
Angus Crawford / BBC:
As BBC probed Facebook's failure to remove 82 of 100 sexualized images of children it had flagged, Facebook reported BBC to UK's police and canceled interview  —  Facebook has been criticised for its handling of reports about sexualised images of children on its platform.
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 …
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Amazon drops its case concerning First Amendment rights extending to Alexa commands and audio capture after defendant in murder trial agrees to hand over data  —  Amazon has abandoned its legal battle to protect its Alexa assistant with First Amendment rights — for now at least.
Rachael King / Wall Street Journal:
HP Enterprise to acquire flash storage vendor Nimble Storage for about $1B in cash, about 41% above Nimble's roughly $700M market value as of Monday  —  Hewlett Packard Enterprise hopes the acquisition of the flash-storage systems maker will boost sales  —  Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co …
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Shazam, which crossed 1B app downloads in September 2016, launches brand-sponsored AR features  —  Shazam was one of the winners of the early app rush.  Its app had a simple function — identifying what song is playing — that's led to 1 billion downloads on iOS and Android so far.
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 …

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