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March 10, 2014, 12:50 PM

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Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Hackers Hit Mt. Gox Exchange's CEO, Claim To Publish Evidence Of Fraud  —  The Bitcoin community has been angrily pressing for details on what the Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has described as a massive hacker attack that stole hundreds of millions of dollars worth of its users' bitcoins and left the company bankrupt.
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
Mt. Gox files for bankruptcy in U.S.  —  Summary: The Japan-based Bitcoin exchange files Chapter 15 bankruptcy paperwork in the U.S. in efforts to protect its remaining assets, while opening up international channels of co-operation.  —  Charlie Osborne  —  Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has filed …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Popcorn Time: an open source, cross platform app for simply streaming movie torrents  —  Popcorn Time: Open Source Torrent Streaming Netflix For Pirates  —  Over the years BitTorrent has become fairly mainstream, with hundreds of millions of people using torrent clients to download the latest entertainment.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Experian Lapse Allowed ID Theft Service Access to 200 Million Consumer Records  —  In October 2013, KrebsOnSecurity published an exclusive story detailing how a Vietnamese man running an online identity theft service bought personal and financial records on Americans directly from a company owned by Experian …
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Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Google struggles to index content as apps replace links, looks to deep links as a solution  —  Google Searches for an App Role  —  As Smartphones Undercut Traditional Web Browsing, New Tack Is Needed for Ads  —  Its name has become a verb meaning “to search,” but as users shift to mobile devices …
Soraya Nadia McDonald / Washington Post:
“True Detective” finale crashes HBO Go  —  It looks as though HBO really has a hit on their hands with “True Detective.”  Either that, or you guys have got to stop giving out your HBO Go password to your mothers, your cousins, and your boyfriend's sister's ex-fiancee.  —  Or both.
Steve Kroft / CBS News:
A look at the data brokerage industry that sells personal information of millions of Americans  —  The Data Brokers: Selling your personal information  —  Steve Kroft investigates the multibillion dollar industry that collects, analyzes and sells the personal information of millions of Americans with virtually no oversight
More: ECPM BLOGTweets: @emptywheel
Brian R. Fitzgerald / Wall Street Journal:
Live Video: Edward Snowden at SXSW  —  Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden is scheduled to appear at the South by Southwest Interactive conference via a webcast at noon ET on Monday.  —  Snowden is expected to talk with Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist for the American Civil Liberties Union …
Martin Brinkmann / gHacks Technology News:
Sony and Panasonic to launch 300GB optical Archival Disc in 2015  —  Archival Disc with 300 GB capacity to launch in 2015  —  Current optical disc formats are less than ideal for archiving or backup purposes due to space constraints.  —  It is often not possible to back up your root partition …
Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:
Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary have invested in Box as part of its funding round in December  —  Exclusive: Box courts Hollywood with help from Oseary, Kutcher  —  Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary have invested in Box Inc., a Silicon Valley online storage company on the verge of a hotly anticipated initial public offering.
Tweets: @boxhq

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