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April 26, 2014, 6:30 PM

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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.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Twitter tests ‘Significant engagement’ notifications in its iOS app  —  Twitter is testing a new feature called “Significant engagement” in its iOS app.  The company describes these achievements as “Important or higher than usual engagement with your account or Tweets.”
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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Inside DarkMarket, a prototype online black market that resists police seizure via decentralization  —  Inside the ‘DarkMarket’ Prototype, a Silk Road the FBI Can Never Seize  —  The Silk Road, for all its clever uses of security protections like Tor and Bitcoin to protect the site's lucrative drug trade …
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Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Former Apple engineer recalls early iPhone development, which resembled a startup  —  An iPhone Engineer-Turned-Game Maker Shares His Apple Story  —  When Francisco Tolmasky was just 20 years old and started working for Apple, he took on a challenging task: to create a rich mobile web browser …
Ron Nixon / New York Times:
US built Twitter-like services for Cuba, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and dozens more countries  —  U.S. Says It Built Digital Programs Abroad With an Eye to Politics  —  WASHINGTON — The United States built Twitter-like social media programs in Afghanistan and Pakistan, like one in Cuba …

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