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March 23, 2014, 12:40 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.
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.
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 …
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.

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