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March 15, 2017, 12:20 AM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google adds the ability to send and request money in Gmail via Google Wallet on Android in US  —  Google Wallet has been integrated into Gmail on the web since 2013, but today Google is rolling out a new integration on mobile.  Starting today, users of the Gmail app on Android will be able …
Lauren Zumbach / Chicago Tribune:
Vibrator maker We-Vibe offers to pay $3.75M for tracking users' sexual activity and agrees to stop collecting personal data to settle class action suit  —  A Chicago woman says an app connected to her personal massage device sent private information to the manufacturer.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple found guilty of price-fixing iPhones in Russia, could be fined up to 15% of Russian sales  —  Last August, Russia opened an investigation into Apple over alleged price-fixing related to the iPhone.  At the time, Apple denied any involvement and said that “retailers set their own prices” for the products.
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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft Teams rolls out as a free, on-by-default feature to Office 365 business users worldwide, with 150 integrations available or coming soon  —  Microsoft's Slack competitor is rolling out to Office 365 business users worldwide starting March 14.  More features are still to come, including guest access, in late June.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft adds LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman to its board  —  Microsoft is continuing to bring its LinkedIn integration deeper into the fold with the appointment of its co-founder Reid Hoffman, to the Microsoft board of directors.  —  Microsoft has added LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman to its board of directors.
Shona Ghosh / Business Insider:
Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Cisco file amicus brief to help Google in its fight against a court order to hand over emails stored on a foreign server  —  Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Cisco have filed an amicus brief in support of Google, after a Pennsylvania court ruled that the company …
Nicole Casal Moore / University of Michigan News:
Researchers show how sound waves can exploit accelerometer vulnerabilities in a wide range of tech including IoT, cars, medical devices, and phones  —  ANN ARBOR—Sound waves could be used to hack into critical sensors in a broad array of technologies including smartphones, automobiles …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple hires respected forensics and security expert Jonathan Zdziarski for its Security Engineering and Architecture team  —  iPhone forensics expert, security researcher, and former jailbreak community developer Jonathan Zdziarski today announced he has accepted a position with Apple's Security Engineering and Architecture team.

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