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April 10, 2014, 12:20 PM

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Mashable:
The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now  —  An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen.  The bug has affected many popular websites and services — ones you might use every day …
Amber Gott / The LastPass Blog:
LastPass Now Checks If Your Sites Are Affected by Heartbleed  —  Yesterday we informed our community of the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug.  In our blog post, we explained how this security issue impacted our service and what our users should know about the situation.
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 …
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.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Project Ara's Module Developers Kit released, provides guidelines for module manufacturers  —  Here are some of the crazy phones you can build with Google's Project Ara  —  Google is starting to show developers what they need to do to create swappable parts for its upcoming modular smartphones, currently called Project Ara.
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Barb Darrow / Gigaom:
IBM snatches up Silverpop as marketing automation landgrab continues  —  IBM is buying Silverpop, an Atlanta-based marketing automation software provider, in the latest example of maneuvering by major IT vendors to capture more marketing IT spend.  —  The idea behind this deal …
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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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Jony Ive shakes up Apple's software design group, iPhone interface creator Greg Christie departing  —  Following friction between top Apple Human Interface Vice President Greg Christie and Senior Vice President Jony Ive, Apple's hardware and software design is being dramatically shaken up, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Greg Sterling / Marketing Land:
IAB: $43 Billion In 2013 Digital Ad Revenue, Mobile Doubles  —  The IAB has just released its annual report on US digital advertising.  The trade association said that Q4 2013 revenues hit $12.1 billion and full year revenues were $42.8 billion, beating broadcast TV (though not TV in total) for the first time.
Kevin Roose / New York Magazine:
The story of a female employee who shared on Secret that she was left out when Google acquired her 5-person startup  —  The Secret Shame of an Unacquired Tech Worker  —  Last week, amid the overwrought start-up angst and sexual escapades that clutter the anonymous messaging app Secret …

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