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March 10, 2017, 12:05 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.”
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.
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 …
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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 …
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.
Marc Levy / Associated Press:
Pennsylvania sues IBM for failing to deliver on 2006 contract, claims contract ran $60M over budget and nearly four years behind schedule  —  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's administration sued International Business Machines Corp. on Thursday, saying the company failed …
Sam Shead / Business Insider:
Job Today, a Luxembourg-based startup with an app to help people find casual jobs, launches in Germany and announces $35M round  —  Job Today cofounders Polina Montano (left) and Eugene Mizin (right).  —  Job Today, a Luxembourg startup with an app that aims to help people find casual jobs quickly …
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Jeanine Poggi / Ad Age:
Condé Nast joins NBCU and Vox Media to sell ads across their combined digital properties and to compete against big ad platforms like Facebook and Google  —  Brands Can Now Buy Digital Inventory Across All Three Media Companies  —  Conde Nast is joining NBC Universal and Vox Media …

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