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April 8, 2014, 6:00 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 …
Matthew Green / A Few Thoughts …:
Heartbleed: mundane coding error more devastating than fancy crypto attacks like BEAST, CRIME  —  Attack of the week: OpenSSL Heartbleed  —  Ouch.  (Logo from heartbleed.com)  —  I start every lecture in my security class by asking the students to give us any interesting security …
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.
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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 …
Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
The Heartbleed Bug, explained  —  There was big news in the computer security world yesterday when researchers announced a massive vulnerability in popular web encryption software called OpenSSL.  Major online service providers are scrambling to address the problem.  What happened?
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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.
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.
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel:
Netflix Starts To Stream In 4K  —  Offers ‘House Of Cards’ Season Two, Selection Of Nature Documentaries In Ultra HD  —  Netflix confirmed Sunday that the second season of House of Cards and “some nature documentaries” are now available for streaming in the 4K/Ultra HD format.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Ballmer, Not Nadella, Gave The Go-Ahead To Ship Office For iPad, Which Has Racked Up 12M Downloads  —  Office for iPad has seen 12 million downloads to date, and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made the decision to pull the trigger and release the suite, according to the company.
Mike Isaac / Re/code:
Reddit Execs Ellen Pao and Jena Donlin Get Serious About the Site's Business (Q&A)  —  Reddit is one of the biggest sites on the Web.  Now it just needs to start making it rain.  —  Since 2005, the online community message board and link-sharing site has risen from an esoteric bulletin board service …
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.
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.
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 …
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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  —  Personal Tech Columnist Geoffrey Fowler took …
Richard Byrne Reilly / VentureBeat:
U.S. Air Force is testing Google Glass & building apps for battlefield use (exclusive)  —  Above: Airforce test dummy wearing Google Glass  —  The U.S. Air Force's “BATMAN” research team at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio is beta-testing Google Glass for possible use on the battlefield.
Tweets: @timThanks:@harrisonweber
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 …
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