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February 25, 2014, 6:30 AM

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The Coinbase Blog:
Joint Statement: Mt.Gox's violation of trust doesn't reflect the resilience of the greater Bitcoin industry  —  Joint Statement Regarding MtGox  —  The purpose of this document is to summarize a joint statement to the Bitcoin community regarding Mt.Gox.  —  This tragic violation of the trust …
Matt Vukas:
Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange goes offline, rumored to have lost 750,000 bitcoins worth $375M  —  Breaking - Mt. Gox is dead, long live Mt. Gox  —  I've been a proponent of Bitcoin for a while now - I think that the currency is still in its infancy and certainly has its risks, but long term will be hailed as a very important innovation.
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
“This could be the end of Bitcoin”: leak shows massive theft at Mt. Gox, price falls below $500 amid pleas for calm  —  The Bitcoin community is on edge as a leaked document (below) shows that the Mt. Gox exchange, a longtime pillar of the virtual currency, is missing hundreds of millions …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Samsung refines winning formula with Galaxy S5, maintains distinct Galaxy software, plans April 11 launch alongside new Gear models  —  Samsung's Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design  —  This year's flagship doesn't mess with a winning formula
Samsung Mobile Press:
Samsung unveils Galaxy S5 to focus on what matters most to consumers  —  The company's 5th generation Galaxy S redefines how technology innovation enhances our lives  —  Barcelona, Spain, February 24, 2014 - Samsung Electronics today announced the fifth generation of the Galaxy S series …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
New iOS flaw makes devices susceptible to covert keylogging, researchers say  —  Proof-of-concept app in Apple's App Store sent keystrokes to remote server.  —  Researchers said they have identified a flaw in Apple's iOS that makes it possible for attackers to surreptitiously log every touch a user makes …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft devices chief Julie Larson-Green takes on new role, will be replaced by Nokia's Stephen Elop  —  Julie Larson-Green, the former Windows executive who most recently led Microsoft hardware development as the top executive in the company's Devices and Studios Group …
Glenn Greenwald / First Look Media:
How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations  —  A page from a GCHQ top secret document prepared by its secretive JTRIG unit  —  One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies …
Mat Honan / Wired:
How Facebook is working around poor networks and cheap phones in the developing world  —  Facebook's Plan to Conquer the World — With Crappy Phones and Bad Networks  —  Facebook's recon team hit the ground in Nigeria in the dead of night, and right away ran into trouble with the law.
More: EricssonTweets: @tcarmody
Chris Duckett / ZDNet:
Proof of concept captures all SSL traffic via Apple's goto fail exploit  —  Summary: A New Zealand security consultant has used a man-in-the-middle proxy to mop up all SSL traffic related to the App store, updates, iCloud data, and traffic from apps that use certificate pining, such as Twitter.
More: cortesiTweets: @cortesi, @cortesi and @cortesi
Zach Miners / PC World:
Gmail adding prominent ‘Unsubscribe’ option to marketing emails  —  Gmail users who get frustrated trying to find the “unsubscribe” link that's often buried in small type at the bottom of promotional emails may instead start seeing it before they even open the message.
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Dropbox raises $350 million  —  Dropbox has another $350 million in the bank, and more may be on the way.  —  FORTUNE — Last month, reports surfaced that Dropbox had raised $250 million from Blackrock (BLK) in its final round of private funding before embarking on its highly-anticipated IPO.
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Marc Andreessen says more net neutrality laws are not the answer  —  The concept of net neutrality — the idea that cable networks should not give preferential treatment to certain kinds of content — often seems somewhat theoretical, which is why many people latched onto the recent “peering” deal between Comcast and Netflix.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
WhatsApp Is Actually Worth More Than $19B, Says Facebook's Zuckerberg, And It Was Internet.org That Sealed The Deal  —  More than a few people were surprised when Facebook said it would pay $19 billion for messaging app startup WhatsApp, but today Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that he believed it was actually worth more.
Mike Isaac / Re/code:
LinkedIn Launches a Chinese-Language Site — But Government Censorship Looms  —  LinkedIn announced that it will launch a simplified Chinese language version of its site, making it easier for native Chinese speakers to use the social business network.  —  The company's services have previously …
Ruth Bender / Wall Street Journal:
Orange CEO Says in Partnership Talks With Microsoft for Dailymotion  —  Orange Will Maintain Majority Stake in Dailymotion  —  PARIS— Orange SA is in talks with U.S. giant Microsoft Corp. over a possible partnership for the French telecommunication company's online-video website Dailymotion …
More: The Verge
Darlene Storm / Computerworld:
98% of mobile malware targets Android platform  —  If you consider all the hot new mobile products coming out of Mobile World Congress 2014, it's clear that the world as a whole is crazy about mobile devices.  While it's no wonder that cyber crooks are also hot to follow the mobile trend …
Robin Emmott / Reuters:
Brazil, Europe plan undersea cable to skirt U.S. spying  —  (Reuters) - Brazil and the European Union agreed on Monday to lay an undersea communications cable from Lisbon to Fortaleza to reduce Brazil's reliance on the United States after Washington spied on Brasilia.
More: ZDNet and Softpedia NewsTweets: @netik
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Bebo's revival begins with the debut of Blab, its 1:1 ephemeral video messaging service  —  In July 2013, entrepreneur Michael Birch spent $1 million to buy back Bebo, a company he founded and sold to AOL for $595 million.  A couple of months later, Birch announced the rebirth of his creation through the use of a ‘ballsy’ video.
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Silicon Valley Bank:
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