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March 22, 2014, 7:05 PM

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Hurriyet Daily News:
Turkey blocks Google public DNS, eliminating popular backdoor used to circumvent Twitter ban  —  Turkey widens Internet censorship … The Turkish government has closed one of the most popular backdoors that Turks use to circumvent the blocking of Twitter.
Spiegel Online:
NSA infiltrated network at Huawei's headquarters to access email archives, product source code  —  NSA Spied on Chinese Government and Networking Firm  —  According to documents viewed by SPIEGEL, America'a NSA intelligence agency put considerable efforts into spying on Chinese politicians and firms.
Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
Sony buys rights to NYT's profile of security blogger Brian Krebs “Reporting From the Web's Underbelly”  —  Man Who Exposed Target Security Breach Is Focus of Sony Movie Deal (Exclusive)  —  Richard Wenk is on board to write the screenplay adapted from the New York Times article “Reporting From the Web's Underbelly.”
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Sources: Credit Card Breach at California DMV  —  The California Department of Motor Vehicles appears to have suffered a wide-ranging credit card data breach involving online payments for DMV-related services, according to banks in California and elsewhere that received alerts this week …
More: The VergeTweets: @briankrebs
Ed Christman / Billboard:
Apple explores Spotify-like streaming service, iTunes app for Android as downloads decline  —  Apple Mulls Launching Spotify Rival, Android App as Downloads Decline (Sources)  —  The iPhone maker explores multi-pronged strategy to shore up double-digit drops in iTunes downloads, according to IFPI and RIAA data.
Erica Fink / CNN Money:
“Snoopy” drone uses phones' WiFi to steal usernames and passwords, credit card information  —  This drone can steal what's on your phone  —  The next threat to your privacy could be hovering over head while you walk down the street.  —  Hackers have developed a drone …
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Walmart, Best Buy drop Xbox One Titanfall bundle to $450, $50 below console launch price  —  Another Price Cut for the Xbox One  —  SEATTLE — Sony's pricing advantage over Microsoft for the latest generation of game consoles didn't last long.  —  On Friday, Walmart and Best Buy began offering …
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:

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