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April 9, 2014, 5:00 AM

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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?
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Security Flaw Emphasizes the Need to Change Passwords  —  Wait a day or so.  Then change the passwords on the web services you use.  —  That is probably the best advice for web users unnerved by reports of a potential vulnerability for email and other online accounts because of the security flaw called Heartbleed.
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.  I start every lecture in my security class by asking the students to give us any interesting security or crypto news they've seen recently, preferably with a focus on vulnerabilities.
Qwilt:
Report: Amazon tops Hulu and Apple to become third largest video streaming service after Netflix and YouTube  —  Amazon Rising - Amazon's Streaming Video Surpasses Hulu and Apple  —  “Amazon.com rivals Wal-Mart as a store, Apple as a device maker, and IBM as a data services provider.
David Bellona / The Twitter Blog:
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Apple's Damages Expert Makes Case for Why Company Due $2.19 Billion From Samsung  —  An Apple-hired damages expert on Tuesday told the jury that the iPhone maker is owed $2.19 billion in damages for infringing five patents between August 2011 and the end of 2013.
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)
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:
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.
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Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Teen interest in ‘iWatch’ growing as iPhone dominates field, study says  —  Apple's iPhone continues to lead all competing devices in the important U.S. teen demographic, but the future spenders of America are exhibiting fast-growing interest in new product categories like the iWatch.
David Meyer / Gigaom:
How thin, flexible electronics will revolutionize everything from user interfaces to packaging  —  As our computing requirements change, the nature of the underlying electronics needs to change too.  We're moving into an era of wearable gadgets that require flexibility and new user interfaces …
Christian Zibreg / iDownloadBlog.com:
Klout for iPhone goes 2.0: personalized content stream, topic explorer, Klout Perks and more  —  Klout started out in 2008 with the promise of measuring the world's influence.  Since its inception, a bunch of similar services have cropped up though Klout has remained my favorite social media analytics.
Shelley Singh / The Economic Times:
Facebook crosses 100M active users in India, of which 84M access it from mobile devices  —  After hitting 100 million, Facebook now aims at 1 billion users in India  —  NEW DELHI: Facebook, the world's largest social media company, has crossed 100 million active users in India …

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