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March 22, 2014, 9:55 PM

Top News

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.
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
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.
Gregory Zuckerman / Wall Street Journal:
Marc Andreessen, “unfazed” by setbacks, plans to invest hundreds of millions more in Bitcoin companies  —  Marc Andreessen Is Betting on Wide Adoption of Digital Currency Bitcoin  —  Marc Andreessen Is Betting on Wide Adoption of Digital Currency Bitcoin
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 …

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