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February 27, 2018, 7:25 AM

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Bloomberg:
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
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.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Craig Wright, who once claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, sued for $10B by estate of deceased business partner Dave Kleiman, for allegedly stealing $5B in bitcoin  —  Dave Kleiman's estate wants ten billion dollars in bitcoin, allegedly taken by fraud  —  Craig Wright, who once claimed …
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
Coinbase to comply with court order and send IRS details of ~13,000 users who moved $20K+ through their accounts in a single year between 2013 and 2015  —  Within 21 days  —  Coinbase told its customers on Friday that it plans to comply with a court order and hand over about 13,000 customers' data to the IRS within 21 days.
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 …
Karissa Bell / Mashable:
Vero, an ad-free social networking app that first launched in 2015, becomes the top app on the App Store in US as frustration with Instagram's algorithm grows  —  Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists.  If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple now faces ~60 class action lawsuits over iPhone slowdowns, up from ~30 in mid-January; consolidation of suits likely next month  —  Apple's legal battle against accusations that it intentionally slows down older iPhones to incentivize customers to upgrade to newer models will likely …
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.

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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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