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February 10, 2018, 6:55 PM

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James Risen / The Intercept:
Sources: US officials tweeted from @NSAGov to prove to Russians that US government was indeed behind secret negotiations to buy stolen NSA documents  —  The United States intelligence community has been conducting a top-secret operation to recover stolen classified U.S. government documents …
Cody Toombs / Android Police:
APK teardown suggests Google may be preparing to launch an Android Messages web interface, enabling texting from the desktop  —  There's a new version of Android Messages rolling out to our phones.  So far, we haven't seen any significant changes to the UI, but huge things are happening under the surface.
Brian Barrett / Wired:
Inside the prerecorded drone light show at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, which used 1,218 Intel drones; medal ceremonies to feature live 300-drone acts  —  THE OPENING CEREMONY of any Olympics provides pageantry at a global scale, a celebration that, at its best …
Paul Vigna / Wall Street Journal:
Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail says it lost 17M tokens of Nano/XRB cryptocurrency, worth about $170M, suspends withdrawals for all cryptocurrencies  —  BitGrail says it lost about 17 million tokens of Nano  —  An Italian cryptocurrency exchange called BitGrail said on Friday …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
YouTube says creators posting videos harmful to users may lose their monetization options and eligibility to be recommended on the platform  —  After barring Logan Paul earlier today from serving ads on his video channel, YouTube has now announced a more formal and wider set of sanctions it's prepared …
Kerry Flynn / Mashable:
Periscope's users dwindle and future seems uncertain as Twitter fails to invest in the app, communicate clearly, or handle the ongoing child pornography issue  —  When Twitter announced it had acquired Periscope in March 2015, the app was full of promise.  It was one of the first to let …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
UK-based Android smartphone maker Wileyfox, an early Cyanogen adopter, confirms it's gone into administration; at least 20 employees laid off  —  It's been more than a year since the well-funded startup Cyanogen announced that it would shut down its mobile OS development, and since pivoted to self-driving technology.
More: CNET and ForbesThanks:@ingridlunden
Pavan Rajam / the rajam report:
The rise of subscription streaming services shows Apple's video strategy should focus more on developing original content than building premium TV products  —  It's been over 2 years since Apple and the TV Market was published, before Apple TV 4's launch.  With Apple TV 4K's release in 2017 …
More: MacStories and The LoopThanks:@pavanrajam
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Co-founder forks MyEtherWallet ERC20 token wallet generation tool, changes @myetherwallet Twitter account to @mycrypto, and announces rival MyCrypto service  —  There's controversy in the crypto community after one of the founders of a prominent wallet service for storing and sending cryptocurrencies abruptly announced a rival venture.

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