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April 10, 2014, 6:20 PM

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Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
For one day, Google will let anyone in the US buy Glass  —  Google is about to make its biggest push yet to get Glass in the hands of as many people as possible.  The Verge has obtained documents indicating that the company will open up its “Explorer Program” and make Glass available to anyone …
Ben Grubb / Sydney Morning Herald:
Man who introduced serious ‘Heartbleed’ security flaw denies he inserted it deliberately  —  Researchers have disclosed a serious vulnerability in standard web encryption software OpenSSL.  —  The German software developer who introduced a security flaw into an encryption protocol used …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Adding Condoleezza Rice To Dropbox's Board Seems Incredibly Tone Deaf Following NSA Concerns  —  Dropbox is probably the most well-known of the cloud storage providers out there, and it's angling for an IPO.  As such, it recently made some changes in its management, including a bit of news …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Petition Demanding Removal Of Condoleezza Rice From Dropbox Board Pops Up Online, On Twitter  —  Internet activists are at it again.  Following yesterday's news regarding the appointment of Condoleezza Rice, former United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor …
iFixit:
Samsung Galaxy S5 Teardown  —  Every so often, our Earth-bound teardown team gazes skyward.  Today, we look to take the Samsung Galaxy S5 to pieces.  Will this device be immortalized among the stars of repairability—or will it plummet to the ground like a blazing meteorite?
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Amazon Acquires Digital Comic Book Store Comixology  —  Amazon has just announced that they will acquire comiXology, a service that offers digital versions of comics from Marvel, DC, and many others.  —  If you've never used it, it's probably easiest to think of comiXology as a sort of iTunes/Kindle Store for comic books.
Rachel King / ZDNet:
FTC calls out Facebook, Whatsapp over privacy ahead of merger  —  Summary: Facebook might have its work cut out for it as it presses ahead with a multi-billion deal to buy the popular messaging service.  —  Never mind the implications and vociferous debate over the Comcast-Time Warner merger.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Zynga Names David Lee CFO, As Longtime Exec Mark Vranesh Departs The Firm  —  Today after the bell, Zynga announced that its CFO and CAO Mark Vranesh will depart the firm after six years, and that David Lee will assume both roles effective April 14.  Vranesh will help out for a month to …
Mark Blinch / Reuters:
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:
EBay Settles Board Fight With Icahn  —  It began as the biggest hedge fund fight of the year, but is ending with a quiet truce.  —  EBay announced on Thursday that it had reached a settlement with the billionaire Carl C. Icahn, putting an end to an often bitter feud between the two sides.
Fahmida Y. Rashid / SecurityWeek:
Surveillance is the Business Model of the Internet: Bruce Schneier  —  BOSTON - SOURCE CONFERENCE - Data is a natural consequence of computing, and as search tools get better, it shifts the balance of power towards mass collection and surveillance, renowned security expert Bruce Schneier …
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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
KGI forecast: iWatch at multiple price points, two iPhone models, 12" high resolution MacBook Air, 12.9" iPad Pro, more  —  Apple's 2014 Product Roadmap: New iWatch, iPhones, iPads, Apple TV, and MacBooks Coming  —  Apple is set to release a slew of new products during the third quarter …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Lending Startup Fundbox Raises $17.5M From Khosla To Help SMBs Improve Cash Flow  —  Fundbox, a startup that helps SMBs improve cash flow from clients, has raised $17.5 million in funding led by Khosla Ventures with SV Angel, Vikram Pandit, former CEO of Citigroup; Tom Glocer …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Google:
Aereo available to Google Chromecast users on Android starting May 29  —  Aereo terrestrial streaming TV coming to Chromecast May 29th unless Supreme Court blocks it  —  Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia announced today that Aereo users will be able to watch and record live television using Google's Chromecast starting on May 29th.

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