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April 10, 2014, 8:25 AM

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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 …
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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.
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Heartbleed bug puts the chaotic nature of the Internet under the magnifying glass  —  A major flaw revealed this week in widely used encryption software has highlighted one of the enduring — and terrifying — realities of the Internet: It is inherently chaotic, built by multitudes and continuously tweaked …
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.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Jony Ive Expands Role in Software Design; Apple Confirms Greg Christie's Retirement  —  Daisuke Wakabayashi, reporting for the WSJ: … I've been asking around since the news broke this afternoon.  What I've heard, from several sources: Christie and Ive may not see eye to eye on UI design style …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Dropbox unveils Carousel for organizing your photos and videos  —  Dropbox today announced Carousel, a product to store and manage your photos and videos.  It incorporates features from Snapjoy, a photo startup that Dropbox acquired in December 2012.  The launch of Carousel represents a bid …
The Dropbox Blog:
Dropbox Chapter 2: the “magic folder” is now “a home for life” accessed with a family of apps  —  A home for life  —  Technology should ‘just work’ and make us happy.  But with all the different apps, devices, and data out there, things gets complicated pretty quickly.
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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 …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Is Forcing All Users To Download Messenger By Ripping Chat Out Of Its Main Apps  —  Facebook is taking its standalone app strategy to an extreme new level today.  It's starting to notify users they'll no longer have the option to send and receive messages in Facebook for iOS and Android …
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 …
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
CNN Digital Studios launching bite-sized video news series for viewing and sharing on Twitter  —  Why CNN Is Launching A News Show Built For Twitter  —  As every media company from Yahoo to Microsoft to Crackle looks to up the amount of original Web video it produces, here comes CNN.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Microsoft's Enterprise Cloud Services Get A Privacy Thumbs Up From Europe's Data Protection Authorities  —  Microsoft is no stranger to the chilling effects of European regulation, facing fines for some of its own practices and seeing rivals like Google get off the hook more lightly.

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