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April 8, 2014, 8:20 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 …
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 …
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?
More: SlashGearTweets: @wpwend42 and @dangillmor
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.
Paul Mutton / Netcraft:
Survey says 6000+ websites still hosted on Windows XP, including 14 belonging to US government  —  Thousands of websites still hosted on Windows XP  —  Thousands of websites are still hosted on Windows XP computers, despite the operating system reaching the end of its extended support period today.
Mark Hachman / PC World:
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 …
More: VentureBeatTweets: @scottmaustin
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Ballmer, Not Nadella, Gave The Go-Ahead To Ship Office For iPad, Which Has Racked Up 12M Downloads  —  Update: I'm hearing that while Ballmer did intend to ship Office for iPad, it was Nadella who picked the date.  This makes the below comment technically true, but perhaps slightly confusing.
Scotty Loveless / Overthought:
Apple Genius' iOS battery life guide: disable location and background refresh for Facebook, don't quit apps  —  The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain  —  Updated April 7, 2014: added Step 8 to the list.  —  Added Korean Translation (provided by Yoon Jiman)
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.
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Comcast preparing wireless service built on combination of Wi-Fi and leased cellular capacity  —  Comcast Quietly Preps Challenge to Wireless Carriers  —  Google isn't the only technology giant thinking of offering new mobile phone plans to unseat wireless giants.
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 …
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.
More: 9to5Google and Gigaom ResearchTweets: @timThanks:@harrisonweber
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.

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Microsoft:
5 mind-bending facts about quantum computing  —  In GIF form, five of the most mind-bending things scientists have learned about life on an atomic and sub-atomic level.
Freshdesk:
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VMware:
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Zoho:
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