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March 23, 2014, 4:35 PM

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
‘HealthPatch’ biosensor coming soon to consumer products shows what's possible for Healthbook hardware  —  Vital Connect, a company working on innovative biomedical and sensor technology, is today officially launching a small biosensor capable of tracking biometric measurements …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Sound familiar?  Bitcoin exchange Vircurex freezes customer accounts as it battles insolvency  —  The implosion of Mt. Gox has been widely heralded as a sign of a new era of Bitcoin companies, but there are still examples of the unpredictable and shady side of the cryptocurrency world, as developments at Vircurex demonstrate.
Electronista:
Time Warner Cable issues first Transparency report covering 2013  —  Transparency report from TWC offers graphs instead of figures  —  Following in the footsteps of many other technology companies, including Verizon and Comcast, Time Warner Cable is issuing its first ever transparency report to the public.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
The Short, Serendipitous Life & Untimely Death Of Antisocial Photo-Sharing App, Rando  —  Almost exactly a year ago I wrote a piece about a new photo-sharing app called Rando built by a London app & design studio, ustwo, which had a colourful app release history (including the popular, psychedelic game Whale Trail).
More: Android PoliceTweets: @randoapp and @aweissman
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 …

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