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March 10, 2014, 5:45 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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
More: Threatpost and Softpedia NewsTweets: @counternotionsThanks:@srikardr
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.
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 …
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.
More: bizjournalsTweets: @boxhq
Stephen Braun / Associated Press:
US plans monitoring system to identify rogue agents, corrupt officials, and leakers among federal employees with security clearances  —  US network to scan workers with secret clearances  —  You are here  —  Home » United States government » US network to scan workers with secret clearances
Tony Romm / Politico:
Comcast's PAC donated to campaigns of most Congress members regulating Time Warner Cable merger  —  Comcast spreads cash wide on Capitol Hill  —  There's little that tends to unite a leading liberal like Dick Durbin and a conservative firebrand like Ted Cruz.
More: The VergeThanks:@ericengleman
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Kabam expands into role-playing games with acquisition of Castle Age maker  —  Kabam is acquiring the Phoenix Age social mobile game studio in an expansion into role-playing games.  —  The deal will add 44 employees and titles like Underworld Empire and Castle Age to Kabam …

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Intel:
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