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  • The ACLU files suit against the TSA following reports some passengers are being subjected to device searches ahead of domestic flights; the ACLU is demanding details on TSA policies and claims passengers are not told why agents want to see their devices; the TSA denies it searches the content of passenger devices - Link

  • Apple SVP Eddy Cue says magazine app Texture will integrate with Apple News; Cue also discussed the availability of NRA TV on Apple TV saying the service wouldn’t be removed unless it broke the company’s terms of service; the comments came during a SXSW talk where Cue also suggested the company is trying to avoid issues of media bias - Link

  • China-based bike-sharing firm Ofo raises $866M led by Alibaba with participation from Ant Financial and others; offers dock-free bikes which users can locate and rent via a smartphone app; raised $2.2B to date - Link

  • President Trump signs an executive order to block Broadcom’s $117B bid for Qualcomm; citing national security concerns, the order also prevents Broadcom’s nominees from standing for Qualcomm’s board; the deal had been under review by US inter-agency panel CFIUS - Link

  • Apple ($922B market cap) acquires Next Issue Media, owner of Texture: a digital newsstand that provides unlimited access to a catalog of magazines; plans start at $10 per month; financial terms undisclosed; Apple is acquiring the full company, which will continue to operate; Texture's apps will remain available for all supported platforms; Next Issue Media was a joint venture between Condé Nast, News Corp, Time Inc, others - Link