February 26, 2018, 8:45 PM

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Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Apple's iOS Security Guide confirms 2016 reports that Google Cloud Platform is one of the third-party services Apple uses to store data for its iCloud services  —  - The collaboration is around storing iCloud users' data.  There's no indication Apple is also relying on Google for additional computing work.
Sources: Apple planning three new iPhones for this fall: a high-end near-6.5" OLED model, updated iPhone X, and cheaper phone with Face ID, edge-to-edge screen  —  Company aims to boost sales after iPhone X missed expectations  —  All models to have facial recognition, edge-to-edge screens
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Sources: Cellebrite, popular with governments and law enforcement for hacking into devices, is telling potential clients that it can unlock iOS 11 devices  —  In what appears to be a major breakthrough for law enforcement, and a possible privacy problem for Apple customers …
Robert Hackett / Fortune:
Profile of Circle, a Goldman Sachs and Baidu-backed cryptocurrency-focused financial services firm, as it buys crypto exchange Poloniex, source says for ~$400M  —  Circle, a cryptocurrency-focused financial-services firm, will announce today that it is buying crypto exchange Poloniex …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
YouTube Live gets automatic English captions, live chat replays, and location tagging  —  YouTube today announced a trio of new features for its YouTube Live streaming service.  —  Arguably the most interesting of the new features is automatic captions.  YouTube has offered captioning functionality since 2006.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Troy Hunt releases new Pwned Passwords API to securely check your login data against a database of 500M+ leaked passwords; 1Password among first to use the API  —  A new system that securely checks whether your passwords have been made public in known data breaches has been integrated into the widely used password manager, 1Password.
The Khronos Group:
Khronos Group is bringing Vulkan API specification, the successor of OpenGL, to macOS and iOS in collaboration with Valve, LunarG, and The Brenwill Workshop  —  Valve, LunarG, and The Brenwill Workshop join forces with Khronos to release open source SDKs and runtime libraries …
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Fitbit reports Q4 revenue of $570.8M, versus an estimated $588.9M, and 5.4M wearable devices shipped, compared to 6.5M in Q4 2016; stock drops 12%+ after hours  —  Fitbit, which has increasingly had to fend off competition from devices like the Apple Watch and is increasingly making moves …
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Selena Larson / CNNMoney:
Supreme Court to begin hearing email privacy case on Tuesday in the battle between Microsoft and US government over data stored on foreign servers  —  When should CEOs get involved in public policy  —  The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on Tuesday in a digital privacy case that could have broad global consequences.
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Sony announces 5.7" Xperia XZ2 and 5" XZ2 Compact with 18:9 aspect ratio, Snapdragon 845, 19MP camera, on sale next month in UK for £699 and £549 respectively  —  Sony has longed to find lasting success in the smartphone market, but none of the devices it released in the past few years have done the job.

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