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March 16, 2014, 10:20 AM

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Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Compare the NSA's Facebook Malware Denial to its Own Secret Documents  —  A top-secret NSA presentation reveals how the agency used Facebook to hack into targeted computers for surveillance.  —  On Wednesday, Glenn Greenwald and I revealed new details about the National Security Agency's efforts …
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: Medium and 9to5MacTweets: @davidbyttow
Moisés Chiullan / TechHive:
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.
Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom:
Group of ISPs, content creators, and network gear providers plans transparent caching standard  —  Will transparent caching reshape the future of video on the internet?  —  When Comcast and Netflix signed a peering agreement last month that lets the two networks directly connect to each other …
More: Fortune
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.

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