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April 8, 2014, 4:20 PM

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Heartbleed:
Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of systems protected by vulnerable versions of OpenSSL  —  The Heartbleed Bug  —  The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library.  This weakness allows stealing the information protected …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Critical crypto bug in OpenSSL opens two-thirds of the Web to eavesdropping  —  For a more detailed analysis of this catastrophic bug, see this update, which went live about 18 hours after Ars published this initial post.  —  Researchers have discovered an extremely critical defect …
More: ZDNet
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
‘Heartbleed’ bug undoes Web encryption, reveals Yahoo passwords  —  A flaw in software that's widely used to secure Web communications means that passwords and other highly sensitive data could be exposed.  Some say they've already found hundreds of Yahoo passwords.
Tweets: @briankrebs
David Bellona / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter web gets new timeline filtering options, new profile design features ‘pinned’ and ‘best tweets’  —  Coming soon: a whole new you, in your Twitter profile  —  Moment by moment, your Twitter profile shows the world who you are.
Chris Dixon / chris dixon's blog:
Mobile app dominance vs. web will hurt long-term innovation, likely make web a niche product  —  The decline of the mobile web  —  People are spending more time on mobile vs desktop:  —  And more of their mobile time using apps, not the web:  —  This is a worrisome trend for the web.
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Atlassian Valued at $3.3 Billion Selling Business Software Sans Salespeople  —  Atlassian, an Australian maker of online collaboration tools for businesses, is gunning for the same market as fast-growing startup Box Inc. And like Box, Atlassian is also now one of the world's …
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google launches Glass at Work program for businesses, courts enterprise developers  —  At Google, Bid to Put Its Glasses To Work  —  SAN FRANCISCO — At the 500 Club bar in the heart of the Mission district here, patrons are banned from wearing Google Glass.
Mark Hachman / PC World:
Obituary: Windows XP passes away, leaving behind millions of mourning supporters  —  Windows XP, Microsoft Corp.'s beloved seventh major operating system and arguably the company's most successful, was left to perish on Tuesday at its creators' hands.  It was 12 years, seven months old.
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
S.F. cracks down on Airbnb rentals  —  Jeffrey Katz felt nauseous.  —  The special-ed teacher makes ends meet by hosting Airbnb guests in the living room of his San Francisco apartment.  But last week, Katz found an eviction notice on his front door.  —  “You are illegally using the premises …
Tweets: @cjam and @fmanjoo
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
Galaxy S5 review: more a refinement than a significant upgrade, waterproofing the only new good feature  —  Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Watertight Yet Still Not Quite Right  —  A Water-Resistant Phone That Doesn't Make a Splash  —  Here's what you need to know about the new flagship smartphone …
John Cook / GeekWire:
Farewell, Farecast: Microsoft kills airfare price predictor, to the dismay of its creator  —  One of the most popular features of the old Farecast travel search engine has taken its last voyage.  MIcrosoft, which paid $115 million for the Seattle-based company six years ago this month …
Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom:
Comcast files to start the TWC merger process.  Here's how regulators should view the deal.  —  The federal review process for Comcast's $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable kicked off today with a mammoth blog post and a 180 page regulatory filing to the Federal Communications Commission.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Build 2014: A very different Microsoft takes aim at the future  —  Microsoft's Build conference last week was Satya Nadella's first developer conference as CEO.  It showed a Microsoft very different from the one we've seen before.  For the first time in many years, this is a Microsoft poised to take on the future.
Tweets: @stevecla
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Admits Users Are Confused About Privacy, Will Show More On-Screen Explanations  —  Facebook today offered reporters a deep dive on how it handles privacy and previewed some upcoming changes.  The company revealed it does 80 trillion privacy checks per day on the backend to make sure data isn't wrongly exposed.

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