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March 8, 2014, 10:15 AM

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Martin Brinkmann / gHacks Technology News:
Mozilla stops development of authentication system Persona, transfers project to community  —  Mozilla makes authentication system Persona Community Project  —  When Mozilla launched Persona under the name BrowserID back in 2012, it had big plans for the authentication service.
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Deputies confirm key quote from Dorian Nakamoto about Bitcoin in Newsweek story  —  More Details On Newsweek Journalist's Interview With Alleged Bitcoin Creator  —  In a long article that points to a 64-year-old California man Dorian Nakamoto as Bitcoin's creator, the most compelling evidence …
Newsweek:
Caitlin McGarry / TechHive:
SXSW starts out with spotlight on security, as Google's Schmidt sounds off on NSA  —  AUSTIN—Austin, Texas is in full-on party mode as South by Southwest kicks off Friday, but the normally lighthearted Interactive portion of the festival—best known for turning Twitter and Foursquare into stars …
Daniel P. Howley / LAPTOP Magazine:
T-Mobile's New Simple Choice Plan: 1GB of Data for Just $50  —  T-Mobile has been shaking up the wireless industry since it officially killed off two-year contracts with the debut of its Simple Choice Plan last March.  Now, a year later, the carrier is rolling out a revamped version …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tumblr Now Lets You Dial A Toll-Free Number To Post Audio To Your Blog  —  Tumblr today added a new audio posting feature which lets you dial a toll-free number with your phone in order to post a short recording directly to your blog.  We nearly missed the news of the addition because …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
HTTPS attack analyzes subtle differences in encrypted traffic to identify pages viewed  —  New attack on HTTPS crypto might reveal if you're pregnant or have cancer  —  As the most widely used technology to prevent eavesdropping on the Internet, HTTPS encryption has seen its share of attacks …
Bloomberg:
Docomo may miss earning targets due to price wars with rivals and heavy discounts on iPhones  —  NTT Docomo May Miss Earnings Forecast on IPhone, Competition  —  NTT Docomo Inc. (9437), Japan's largest wireless operator, said a price war with other carriers and discounts on the latest iPhones …
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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Microsoft received 35,083 government requests for data impacting 58,676 accounts in the second half of 2013  —  Microsoft today revealed the number of data requests it received from various law enforcement agencies around the world in the second half of 2013: 35,083.
Marc Rogers / The Official Lookout Blog:
Dendroid malware can take over your camera, record audio, and sneak into Google Play  —  Remote access trojans that let criminals spy on you are a nasty issue, but when you find one in the Google Play store, it sounds off some alarms.  —  This week, researchers found Dendroid, a custom …

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