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March 10, 2014, 3:45 PM

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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 7.1 with CarPlay support, performance improvements, UI tweaks, new accessibility options, more  —  As we previously reported to expect in March, Apple has released its iOS 7.1 software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users.  The software update delivers a number …
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
Snowden says encryption and oversight are key to protecting the public from surveillance  —  Speaking to a packed exhibit hall through a Google Hangout, which was passed through seven proxies, Edward Snowden said the keys to protecting the public from government surveillance is encryption and civilian oversight.
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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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.
New York Times:
Silver Lake to sell Serena Software to HGGC Capital for about $450M after paying $1.2B in 2006  —  HGGC to Buy Serena Software From Silver Lake  —  After eight years, Serena Software has found a new home.  —  HGGC Capital, an investment firm, plans to announce on Monday that it has bought …
Felix Salmon:
Satoshi: Why Newsweek isn't convincing … I had a 2-hour phone conversation with Leah McGrath Goodman yesterday.  Goodman wrote the now-notorious Newsweek cover story about Dorian Nakamoto, which purported to out him as the inventor of bitcoin.  At this point, it's pretty obvious that the world …
Iain Marlow / Globe and Mail:
Wireless service readily available across much of Africa, brings need for drones into question  —  Why flying ‘Internet drones’ over Africa is a dumb, libertarian fantasy  —  When I arrived in a West African newsroom last year to help with a journalism training initiative, one of the first things to come up was my BlackBerry Bold.
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.
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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Netflix got a bit faster on Comcast after opening its wallet  —  Netflix performance on Comcast, which had been deteriorating for months, finally got a little better in February according to Netflix's latest speed rankings.Netflix streamed at an average of 1.68Mbps on Comcast in the US in February, up from 1.51Mbps in January.
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.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Facebook revamps Pages on the desktop with new one-column Timeline design to match user profiles  —  Facebook today announced a new streamlined look for Pages on desktop that is meant to help both users and Page admins find what they're looking for.  The new design will start rolling out “this week.”
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
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