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February 11, 2020, 10:10 AM

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Greg Miller / Washington Post:
Sources: the CIA secretly owned the leading supplier of encryption systems worldwide and could easily 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; shares of Sprint up 64% in premarket trading  —  - 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 …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Sources: Snapchat is launching a new set of tools and custom content around mental health and wellness, to be rolled out in the next few months  —  Snapchat is launching a new set of tools and custom content around mental health and wellness, sources tell Axios.
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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 …
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.
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 …
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
MWC bans visitors from China's Hubei province and will require those who have been to China prove they were outside the country for 14 days before the event  —  A couple of weeks out, Mobile World Congress organizer, the GSMA, has issued some fairly sweeping safeguards over growing concerns around the coronavirus.
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