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March 16, 2014, 1:55 PM

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Kevin Rose / TechCrunch:
Foundation: Secret's David Byttow Talks Privacy, Security, and Company Origins  —  Today is an exciting day for Secret, one of the most talked about new startups in Silicon Valley which just raised another round of funding.  —  I sat down with Secret's co-founder David Byttow this week …
More: Medium
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Investors Debate The Ethics Of Anonymity Apps  —  VCs are publicly and privately debating the morality of investing in the burgeoning “anonymish” app space, after a series of negative posts, mainstream gossip, a high profile resignation and even bomb and violence threats have pushed the volume of the debate to eleven.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Secret Now Warning Users Not To “Defame” Others  —  It seems that school children are not the only ones who aren't able to handle the power of anonymous social applications appropriately.  Secret, the San Francisco-based (and now, newly funded) confessional app, has begun warning users to not …
More: PC Magazine and 9to5MacTweets: @davidbyttow
TechCrunch:
Julie Ann Horvath Describes Sexism And Intimidation Behind Her GitHub Exit  —  The exit of engineer Julie Ann Horvath from programming network GitHub has sparked yet another conversation concerning women in technology and startups.  Her claims that she faced a sexist internal culture …
Moisés Chiullan / TechHive:
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Ukrainian hackers claim they took down NATO websites ahead of secession vote  —  Ukrainian hackers are claiming responsibility for a cyberattack that brought down a pair of NATO websites today, in an act of protest against Western powers on the eve of a major vote that could see a portion of Ukraine handed over to Russia.
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Refinements, additions, and un-breaking stuff: iOS 7.1 reviewed  —  Time to update! iOS 7.1 is here, and it fixes a lot of iOS 7.0's biggest problems.  —  Aurich Lawson  —  There were about six months between the ouster of Scott Forstall from Apple in late October of 2012 and the unveiling of iOS 7.0 in June of 2013.
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Valve replaces Steam Controller touchscreen with new analog face buttons  —  When we briefly got our hands on Valve's prototype Steam Controller earlier this year, we found the face buttons placed right up against the lip of the circular touch pads more than a little awkward to use.
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:
Alibaba Confirms It Will Begin I.P.O. Process in U.S.  —  The Alibaba Group, China's online commerce giant, confirmed early on Sunday that it planned to begin the process of becoming a public company in the United States.  —  In a post on its corporate blog, the company said it planned …

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