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April 26, 2014, 8:20 AM

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Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple launches iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Button Replacement Program  —  Apple launches iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Button Replacement Program  —  Apple on Friday launched a new program to help iPhone 5 users that may have been affected by a problem with the Sleep/Wake button not functioning properly.
Barbara van Schewick / Center for Internet and Society:
The FCC changed course on network neutrality.  Here is why you should care.  —  Wednesday's press reports of the new network neutrality rules proposed by FCC Chairman Wheeler have been met with anger and confusion.  According to the Wall Street Journal, “[r]egulators are proposing new rules …
Ryan Singel / Medium:
How The FCC Plans to Save the Internet by Destroying It: An Explainer  —  The FCC wants to make good on President Obama's pledge to make net neutrality into law.  It's just having a very hard time actually doing it.  —  Net Neutrality is the simple concept that the company that provides …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Netflix researching “large-scale peer-to-peer technology” for streaming  —  When we wrote about the possibility of Netflix using a peer-to-peer architecture for streaming earlier today, it seemed like more of a thought experiment than a real possibility.  —  But it turns out Netflix is looking …
Washington Post:
Low-level federal judges balking at law enforcement requests for electronic evidence  —  Judges at the lowest levels of the federal judiciary are balking at sweeping requests by law enforcement officials for cellphone and other sensitive personal data, declaring the demands overly broad and at odds with basic constitutional rights.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Samsung confirms fatal camera flaw on ‘limited number’ of Galaxy S5 smartphones  —  The Samsung Galaxy S5's 16-megapixel camera is one of its best assets, but it's also turned into something of a liability for the company just weeks after launch.  Complaints across internet forums have documented …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Hulu Blocks VPN Users Over Piracy Concerns  —  Free and legal streaming services such as Hulu have been proven to slow down piracy rates in the United States.  —  At the same time, however, they also created a new problem.  With a relatively cheap VPN subscription, people from all over the world …
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Apple and Samsung will go into overtime to address key patent issue in court  —  Apple and Samsung will get a little more time in court than originally planned, after a California judge said both sides should be able to present additional evidence to clarify the wording associated with one of Apple's key patents.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
HTC's head of design is leaving the company  —  Scott Croyle, the man responsible for the stellar designs of HTC's One smartphone line, is leaving the Taiwanese company.  Having led HTC's industrial design and user experience teams since his One & Co studio was acquired in 2008, Croyle is now departing to work on his own projects.

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