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April 8, 2014, 1:15 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  —  Researchers have discovered an extremely critical defect in the cryptographic software library an estimated two-thirds of Web servers use to identify themselves to end users and prevent the eavesdropping of passwords …
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.  Starting today, it will be even easier (and, we think …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Amazon A9′s VP of Search heads to Apple to fix up Maps search  —  Benoit Dupin, Vice President of Amazon A9′s Search Technology group, has left the high-profile search technology firm to take up a job with Apple.  Dupin's profile from Amazon A9′s executive management website disappeared …
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.
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Hackers are breaching corporate networks increasingly via third-party devices and software  —  Hackers Lurking in Vents and Soda Machines  —  SAN FRANCISCO — They came in through the Chinese takeout menu.  —  Unable to breach the computer network at a big oil company …
More: GizmodoTweets: @nicoleperlroth
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.
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 …
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 …
More: The SwitchTweets: @cjam, @fmanjoo and @raypride
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 …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Microsoft's $7.2BN Deal To Buy Nokia's Devices Business Gets The Nod In China  —  Chinese regulators have approved Nokia's planned sale of its devices business to Microsoft, taking the $7.2 billion deal one step closer to closing.  —  Nokia said today it has received regulatory approval …
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.
More: The VergeTweets: @stevecla
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
WhatsApp, E-Plus Launch A €10 SIM In Germany With Free WhatsApp Usage Included  —  Back in February, Jan Koum, CEO of Facebook-owned WhatsApp, hinted that the company would soon be unveiling a new way of working with carriers, first in Germany, with special tariffs to access the app.
More: Gigaom and iMoreTweets: @tceuropeThanks:@ingridlunden
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Adobe debuts Lightroom Mobile for iPad with powerful, on-the-go photo editing  —  After briefly leaking earlier this year, Adobe is finally ready to show off its Lightroom Mobile for iPad software for photographers and photo editors.  The iPad application borrows many of the essential features …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Everything to know about iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 (Roundup + New Details)  —  While Apple only officially announced its 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) last week, we have been reporting all of the known information about what Apple plans to unveil at the event over the course of the past few months.
Lucian Constantin / PC World:
Yahoo email anti-spoofing policy breaks mailing lists  —  In an attempt to block email spoofing attacks on yahoo.com addresses, Yahoo began imposing a stricter email validation policy that unfortunately breaks the usual workflow on legitimate mailing lists.  —  The problem is a new DMARC …

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