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March 12, 2014, 10:55 AM

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Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
An online Magna Carta: Berners-Lee calls for bill of rights for web  —  Exclusive: web's inventor warns neutrality under sustained attack from governments and corporations  —  The inventor of the world wide web believes an online “Magna Carta” is needed to protect and enshrine the independence …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Tim Berners-Lee: 25 years on, the Web still needs work (Q&A)  —  Twenty-five years ago, on March 12, 1989, Tim Berners-Lee proposed “a universal linked information system” to help itinerant academics from across the globe run a complicated particle accelerator.  —  Boy, did the World Wide Web ever exceed those initial expectations.
The Intercept:
How the NSA Plans to Infect “Millions” of Computers with Malware  —  One presentation outlines how the NSA performs “industrial-scale exploitation” of computer networks across the world.  —  Top-secret documents reveal that the National Security Agency is dramatically expanding its ability …
James Robinson / PandoDaily:
Google buys the ghost of Green Throttle Games, as TV arms race gathers speed  —  Four months after Santa Clara-based Green Throttle Games slowly shuffled off this mortal coil, PandoDaily has confirmed that its parts and labor have been quietly scooped up by Google as a possible asset …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
BlackBerry's QNX: Why it's so valuable to Apple, Google, auto industry  —  Summary: For smartphone giants looking to take their experiences to auto dashboards, all roads at least tie into BlackBerry's QNX platform.  Here's why.  —  Apple's CarPlay connects into BlackBerry's QNX platform.
Thomas Cloer / Macworld:
Microsoft will release a new version of Office for Mac this year  —  Microsoft will release a new office suite for the Mac before the end of this year, according to the company's manager for Office products in Germany.  —  The version available today, Office:mac 2011, lags far behind …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Attackers trick 162,000 WordPress sites into launching DDoS attack  —  Technique allows lone attacker hidden in the shadows to wage crippling attacks.  —  Security researchers have uncovered a recent distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that used at least 162,000 WordPress-powered websites to knock another site offline.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
An Upcoming Anonymous App Called Cloaq Promises A New Way To Post & Share, No Email Or Phone Number Required  —  A team of engineers, who have asked to not be identified by name, are working to develop a new platform for anonymous posting called Cloaq (pronounced “cloak").
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