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March 23, 2014, 8:05 AM

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Andrea Peterson / The Switch:
Turkey strengthens Twitter ban, institutes IP level block  —  After Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan banned Twitter in the country late Thursday night, many local users found ways to circumvent the restrictions.  But getting around the ban is becoming more difficult …
Andrea Peterson / The Switch:
The White House is ‘deeply concerned’ about Turkey's Twitter ban  —  White House press secretary Jay Carney (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)  —  On Thursday night, many Turkish Twitter users found the social media network blocked, just hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan decried the platform during a speech.
Mark Ames / PandoDaily:
Revealed: Apple and Google's wage-fixing cartel involved dozens more companies, over one million employees … Back in January, I wrote about “The Techtopus” — an illegal agreement between seven tech giants, including Apple, Google, and Intel, to suppress wages for tens of thousands of tech employees.
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.
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 …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
What if Netflix switched to P2P for video streaming?  —  Could Netflix change its video streaming service to use a P2P architecture, in order to save money on content delivery and sidestep peering conflicts with ISPs like Comcast?  —  That's a possibility raised by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings …
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Google Wants Everyone To Stop Hating On Glass  —  All social issues aside, Google Glass is an impressive kit of technology.  However, that might not be enough to secure its future.  The novel PR campaign that is the Google Glass Explorer program seems to be failing.
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Growing revenues and profits belie the “Haunted Empire” claim that Apple “teeters”  —  Apple After Jobs: Pretty Much the Same as Ever  —  You could be forgiven, after reading “Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs,” for concluding that Apple is on the verge of going belly up.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter experimenting with showing how many people saw your tweets  —  How many people saw your last tweet?  A new Twitter experiment is answering that question for some users, adding the number of views a tweet has received underneath every post.  Twitter's advertising products …

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