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February 11, 2020, 12:10 PM

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Greg Miller / Washington Post:
Sources: CIA secretly owned Crypto AG, the leading supplier of encryption systems globally, and could read allies' and adversaries' communications for decades  —  For more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
US judge rules in favor of T-Mobile-Sprint merger, the final hurdle for the deal; Sprint's stock rises 70%+  —  - A U.S. District judge ruled in favor of Sprint's $26 billion deal to merge with T-Mobile.  — The ruling clears one of the final hurdles for the deal, which still can't close until …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft shows how containerized and dual-screen apps will work in Windows 10X with a new emulator and SDK and also refreshes its Android-based Duo SDK  —  Microsoft is delivering its promised Windows 10X emulator and SDK, plus a refresh of its Android-based Duo SDK as its next milestones along its dual-screen device path.
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Nielsen: streaming makes up 19% of US TV watching, with Netflix comprising 31% of streaming on TVs, followed by 21% on YouTube, 12% on Hulu, and 8% on Amazon  —  Netflix is big and it's getting bigger.  And we're not just watching it on our phones and tablets: That dominance translates …
Eric Geller / Politico:
US DOJ charges four Chinese intelligence officers with hacking Equifax; the breach was disclosed in 2017 and exposed financial records of 150M Americans  —  Federal prosecutors announced charges Monday against four Chinese intelligence officers for hacking the credit-reporting giant Equifax …
Danielle Abril / Fortune:
Google's HR head, Eileen Naughton, to step down from her role amid rising employee anger over Google's handling of sexual harassment claims and staff protests  —  Google's head of human resources, Eileen Naughton, will step down later this year amid rising tensions between the company's top executives and rank and file employees.
The Information:
Sources: YouTube is considering a competitor to Amazon and Apple TV channels for accessing premium video subscriptions from other companies  —  YouTube is sending signals that it wants to become a destination site for every part of the TV universe.  —  The Google-owned video giant …
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Sources detail how popular email apps like Edison, Slice, and Cleanfox scrape users' inboxes, using harvested data to power market research products  —  The popular Edison email app, which is in the top 100 productivity apps on the Apple app store, scrapes users' email inboxes …

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