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April 10, 2014, 7:55 PM

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Mike Isaac / Re/code:
Apple Says iOS, OSX and “Key Web Services” Not Affected by Heartbleed Security Flaw  —  Apple said Thursday that its mobile, desktop and Web services weren't affected by a major flaw in a set of security software used by hundreds of thousands of websites.  —  The flaw, codenamed “Heartbleed” …
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 …
Ellen Messmer / Network World:
Heartbleed Bug hits at heart of many Cisco, Juniper products  —  Cisco, Juniper say to expect security advisory updates related to Heartbleed  —  Network World - The Heartbleed Bug, a flaw in OpenSSL that would let attackers eavesdrop on Web, e-mail and some VPN communications …
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 …
Kevin C. Tofel / Gigaom:
Google selling Glass to anyone in the US on April 15 for a limited time  —  Even if you don't have a Google Glass Explorer invitation, you can soon get your hands on Google's wearable computer.  On Thursday, the company announced a limited promotion on April 15 that opens the doors to anyone …
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Health Secretary Resigns After Woes of HealthCare.gov  —  WASHINGTON — Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Obama's signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act.
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.
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?
Fahmida Y. Rashid / SecurityWeek:
Surveillance is the Business Model of the Internet: Bruce Schneier  —  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 said at the SOURCE Boston conference on Wednesday.
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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 …
Joshua Cohen / Tubefilter:
Ex-Maker CEO Danny Zappin Sues To Delay $500 Million Disney Acquisition  —  Disney plans to close a $500 to $950 million acquisition of Maker Studios, but one of the old executives and a handful of founders of the self-proclaimed “talent first, technology-driven media company” and YouTube multi-channel network refuse to just let it go.
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.
Mike Isaac / Re/code:
Ex-Gowalla Founders Raise $2.1 Million for Last, a Stealth Mobile Startup  —  Josh Williams has been involved in geolocation services for quite some time.  He's one of the founders of Gowalla, a mobile-focused location sharing startup he sold to Facebook in 2011, and worked on more mobile products inside the social network.
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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Strengthens Android App Security With Continuous Post-Install Scans  —  Google is making a change to its Android security systems today that is meant to ensure that users who install apps from outside of the Google Play store are a bit safer from malicious apps.
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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