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March 29, 2015, 2:00 AM

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Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Ellen Pao Disrupts How Silicon Valley Does Business  —  Silicon Valley is enamored of “disrupters,” those shrewd, brave men — it is almost always men — who are hailed for enduring years of ridicule and risking everything to shake up the conventional order.  —  Now, in Ellen Pao, the Valley has found its newest disrupter.
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Lauren Smiley / Matter:
The on-demand world isn't about sharing; it's about being served and self-isolation  —  The Shut-In Economy  —  In the new world of on-demand everything, you're either pampered, isolated royalty—or you're a 21st century servant.  —  Angel the concierge stands behind a lobby desk …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's next Windows 10 Mobile test build on track to support majority of Windows Phones  —  Summary:Microsoft's next Windows 10 Mobile test build, expected around early April, will support a lot more Windows Phone test devices than the first build did.  —  Microsoft's Operating Systems Group team …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Stolen Uber Customer Accounts Are for Sale on the Dark Web for $1  —  Active Uber accounts are for sale on a dark web marketplace for as little as $1 each, Motherboard has learned.  —  One seller claims he has “thousands” of user logins for sale.  —  A username and password is all you need …
Michael Geist Blog:
Quebec to block gambling and gaming sites to boost revenues for its own gaming site Espacejeux  —  Quebec Takes on the Internet: Government Announces Plans to Require Website Blocking & Studies New Internet Access Tax  —  The Government of Quebec released its budget yesterday featuring …
Maria Sheahan / Reuters:
Uber plans to pay for drivers' commercial licenses to make an Uber X-like service legal in Germany  —  Uber plans legal taxi service in Germany - manager in WiWo magazine  —  (Reuters) - Uber aims to launch a service in Germany by this summer that will allow its novel taxi-hailing service …
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Eric Geller / The Daily Dot:NEW
Profile of Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, who has championed surveillance reform and online privacy for two decades  —  Ron Wyden, the Internet's senator … The Director of National Intelligence had lied under oath to the United States Senate.  Civil-liberties groups soon called …
Larry Hryb / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Xbox One April System Update: Voice Messages, Party Chat Updates and More Now in Preview  —  You may have noticed a few new features that rolled out to preview over the weekend, including game hub links and more detailed achievement notifications.  Now this week, we're bringing even more features …

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