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March 16, 2014, 5:20 PM

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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.
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 …
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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 …
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 …
Enda Curran / Wall Street Journal:
How Hong Kong Lost the Alibaba IPO  —  Exchange, Chinese E-Commerce Giant Fell Out Over a Rule  —  HONG KONG—Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.'s planned listing in New York is a blow to Hong Kong's stock exchange, which failed in an effort to change its rules so as to accommodate …
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.

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