February 25, 2018, 3:45 AM

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Jacob Brogan / Slate:
Indictment claims Paul Manafort and Robert Gates exchanged incriminating evidence over email because Manafort wanted Gates to convert PDFs to editable Word docs  —  There are two types of people in this world: those who know how to convert PDFs into Word documents and those who are indicted money laundering.
Antonio García Martínez / Wired:
How the Trump campaign increased its Facebook ad purchasing power with provocative content and mastered ad tools like Custom Audiences and Lookalike Audiences  —  Why Russia's Facebook ads were less important to Trump's victory than his own Facebook ads.  —  IT'S NOT EVERY day that a former …
Justin Duino / 9to5Google:
Three-minute promotional video for Galaxy S9 and S9+ leaks, showing off new DeX Pad and other features, emphasizes S9 as a great business phone  —  As if the Galaxy S9 hadn't been leaked enough before its official announcement at MWC, Samsung accidentally went and uploaded its launch video.
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
At CPAC, the NRA presented FCC Chairman Ajit Pai with a “courage under fire award” and a rifle for his efforts to roll back net neutrality regulations  —  The Republicans who lead the country's top telecom agency arrived at an annual gathering of influential conservatives Friday hoping …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
US officials say Russian hackers breached several hundred computers during the Winter Olympics opening ceremony and made it look like a North Korean operation  —  Russian military spies hacked several hundred computers used by authorities at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, according to U.S. intelligence.
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
To comply with local laws, Apple will store keys to Chinese users' iCloud accounts in China starting next week, giving authorities easier access to user data  —  SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING (Reuters) - When Apple Inc begins hosting Chinese users' iCloud accounts in a new Chinese data center …
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
Dropbox has saved almost $75M since 2015 by moving from AWS to custom-designed infrastructure and software  —  After making the decision to roll its own infrastructure and reduce its dependence on Amazon Web Services, Dropbox reduced its operating costs by $74.6 million over the next two years …
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Evelyn Cheng / CNBC:
Bernstein analysts estimate that Bitmain made between $3B and $4B in operating profit in 2017 by selling bitcoin miners and mining cryptocurrencies  —  - Based on conservative estimates of gross margin of 75 percent and operating margin of 65 percent, Bernstein analysts calculate …

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