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March 10, 2017, 3:05 PM

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Zeynep Tufekci / New York Times:
WikiLeaks' CIA document cache, which focuses on compromising devices and not apps, underscores the strength of Signal's and WhatsApp's encryption  —  On Tuesday morning, WikiLeaks released an enormous cache of documents that it claimed detailed “C.I.A. hacking tools.”
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google's new invisible reCAPTCHAs automatically distinguish humans from bots, don't need to use a checkbox  —  Google says it can separate man from machine without any tricky tests or checkboxes.  —  Google's reCAPTCHA is the leading CAPTCHA service (that's “Completely Automated Public Turing test …
Melissa Repko / Dallas Morning News:
Oculus CTO John Carmack files lawsuit against former employer, ZeniMax Media, claiming it owes him a $22.5M+ final installment after id Software sale  —  A Dallas video-game developer whose company was bought by Facebook has filed a federal lawsuit against his former employer …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Streaming media software maker Plex opens Plex Cloud service to all Plex Pass subscribers  —  After a couple of stops and starts — and some concerns — media player software maker Plex is opening its online service known as Plex Cloud to all paying Plex users.
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Alphabet's Waymo is asking a federal judge to block Uber from operating autonomous vehicles in a new court filing  —  The case of the stolen self-driving car is heating up  —  Waymo, Alphabet's self-driving spinoff from Google, is formally asking a judge to block Uber from operating …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google's Firebase adds support for Google Cloud Functions and gets closer integration with Google Cloud Storage  —  At its Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco today, Google is announcing updates to its Firebase portfolio of mobile-oriented cloud services.
Dan Primack / Axios:
DraftKings announces new round; sources say DraftKings raised $100M, and FanDuel is raising too as companies await merger approval  —  Fantasy sports site DraftKings yesterday announced that it has closed an undisclosed amount of Series E-1 funding led by Eldridge Industries, a group led by LA Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google splits Hangouts into Chat, a Slack-like service available via Google's early access program, and Meet, for audio and video conferencing, available now  —  Google's messaging strategy can be confusing, but if there's one thing that's clear after today's Cloud Next keynote …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:

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