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March 27, 2015, 3:00 PM

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Anne Toth / Slack:
Slack confirms hackers accessed its user database in February, introduces two factor authentication  —  March 2015 Security Incident and the Launch of Two Factor Authentication  —  We were recently able to confirm that there was unauthorized access to a Slack database storing user profile information.
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
YouTube is experimenting with 4K resolution, 60 FPS video on a limited selection of clips  —  YouTube Is Experimenting With Ultra High Def, Ultra Smooth Video Playback — Here Are The Examples  —  Just a few months back, YouTube bumped up the quality of the videos it hosts by allowing for gorgeous, 60 FPS video playback.
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Salesforce cancels Indiana events to protest anti-gay law  —  Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff says he has canceled all his company's events in the state of Indiana after its governor signed into law a bill that makes it legal for individuals to use religious grounds as a defense when they are sued …
Paul McNamara / Network World:
Booth babes banned at RSA Conference as new guidelines prohibit overly revealing attire  —  RSA Conference bans ‘booth babes’  —  In what may be a first for the technology industry, RSA Conference 2015 next month apparently will be bereft of a long-controversial trade-show attraction: “booth babes.”
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook's solar-powered Internet drone, dubbed Aquila, with a wingspan of a Boeing 737 to begin testing this summer  —  Facebook, Moving Ahead with Drone, Plans Test This Summer  —  Facebook plans to test a version of its solar-powered drone this summer, a step in its efforts …
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google partners with Johnson & Johnson to develop robots to assist surgeons, pending clearance from antitrust authorities  —  Google Moves to the Operating Room in Robotics Deal with J&J  —  Google's search for big new industries for its technology has led it to the operating room.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
BlackBerry reports surprise $28M Q4 profit, but revenue declines from $6.8B last year to $3.3B  —  BlackBerry turns Q4 profit, but revenue continues to crater  —  Summary:BlackBerry's turnaround remains a work in progress, but the company has more than enough capital to see it through.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google quietly brings data compression feature to desktop Chrome with its Data Saver extension  —  Google quietly launches Data Saver extension for Chrome  —  Google has quietly released a Data Saver extension for Chrome, bringing the company's data compression feature to the desktop for the first time.
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Olio smartwatch works with iPhone or Android, comes in silver or black, available for preorder from $595  —  The Olio smartwatch wants to save you from notification hell  —  Before I can even come back from grabbing him a glass of water, Steve Jacobs has basically turned our Verge West meeting room into a jewelry store.

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