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TC Roundup: UK spy chief demands more access to Twitter, Facebook to thwart attacks

UK spy chief demands more access to Twitter, Facebook to thwart attacks: Twitter and Facebook are so important to militant groups that the U.S. technology giants should give security services greater access to allow Western governments to foil attacks, the head of Britain's eavesdropping agency said.

The new director of Britain's GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, said Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and WhatsApp were in denial about their unintended role as "the command and control networks of choice for terrorists". (Reuters)

Disney and Google partner up for Disney movies anywhere access on Google Play: Disney and Google have teamed up to let you watch Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies on any device via Google Play.

"We want to make it easy for movie fans to enjoy all of their past and future digital purchases across all of their devices," says Google's head of Google Play Movies partnerships Jonathan Zepp. (Tech Crunch)

Apple opens new Seattle engineering office, probably acquires Union Bay Networks: Apple says it has opened a new software office in Seattle, and has very likely acquired the Seattle-based cloud networking startup Union Bay Networks.

A Geekwire report earlier today said that at least five former Union Bay Networks employees now list Apple as their employer on LinkedIn. These include Union Bay Networks co-founder Benn Bollay, who is also trying to recruit new talent to work for Apple in Seattle. (Venture Beat)

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