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April 13, 2014, 9:51 PM

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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Obama Lets N.S.A. Exploit Some Internet Flaws, Officials Say  —  WASHINGTON — Stepping into a heated debate within the nation's intelligence agencies, President Obama has decided that when the National Security Agency discovers major flaws in Internet security, it should — in most circumstances …
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
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Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
FRED WILSON Q&A: The Legendary Investor Talks Retirement, Tumblr's Exit, And Getting Over A Tough Year  —  It took Fred Wilson 10 years to become what he calls a “half-way decent” venture capitalist.  It took him 20 to become a startup legend.  —  Lately, rumors have swirled that the Zynga …
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Graphene: the strong, thin, flexible conductor that could change the electronics industry  —  Bend It, Charge It, Dunk It: Graphene, the Material of Tomorrow  —  I just want to say one word to you.  Just one word.  —  No, fans of “The Graduate,” the word isn't “plastics.”  —  It's “graphene.”
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Zoran Basich / Wall Street Journal:
Andreessen warns companies of “abusive” renegotiation tactics by non-Silicon Valley PE firms  —  Andreessen: Beware Non-Silicon Valley Investors Bearing High Valuations  —  Marc Andreessen and his firm Andreessen Horowitz are advising their portfolio companies to be …
Kyle Russell / Business Insider:
A BI reporter whose Google Glass was stolen off his face in SF on Friday reflects on the city's tech protests  —  I Was Assaulted For Wearing Google Glass In The Wrong Part Of San Francisco  —  On Friday night, I was assaulted while walking down the sidewalk in the Mission District of San Francisco.
Don Melton:
Former Safari chief Don Melton recounts his encounters with Steve Jobs at Apple and NeXT  —  Memories of Steve  —  A version of this article about Steve Jobs first appeared in The Loop Magazine on his birthday during February of this year.  Jim Dalrymple edited the original down in size …
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
A look at Facebook's behind-the-scenes hardware operation, which helped draw Oculus  —  Facebook's Hardware Push Behind the Scenes Draws Oculus  —  Hidden away in Building 17 of Facebook Inc.'s headquarters is a 170-person team that's toiling away on products not usually associated with a social-networking company: hardware.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
IRS misses XP deadline, pays Microsoft millions for patches  —  Tax collector has 58,000 PCs still running the aged XP; will spend $30M to upgrade to Windows 7  —  The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) acknowledged this week that it missed the April 8 cut-off for Windows XP support …

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