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March 8, 2017, 12:35 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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …

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