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April 10, 2014, 1:45 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 …
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 …
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 …
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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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Survey: 40% of early adopters would buy a bigger iPhone  —  Interest in the so-called iPhone 6 sets a ChangeWave survey record.  —  FORTUNE — Smartphone sales in the increasingly saturated U.S. market may have slowed, but if the results of a new survey are any indication …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.

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