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March 13, 2016, 11:00 AM

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Sam Byford / The Verge:
As remainder of five-game match plays out, Lee Se-dol finally beats Google's AlphaGo in game four  —  Go champion Lee Se-dol strikes back to beat Google's DeepMind AI for first time  —  AlphaGo wrapped up victory for Google in the DeepMind Challenge Match by winning its third straight game …
Cade Metz / Wired:
Google's AlphaGo wins historic match against Go grandmaster after three consecutive wins in five-game series  —  Google's AI Takes Historic Match Against Go Champ With Third Straight Win  —  SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — Google's artificially intelligent Go-playing computer system has claimed victory …
Matt Apuzzo / New York Times:
Sources: Justice Department debating how to resolve standoff with WhatsApp over encryption in non-terrorism investigation  —  WhatsApp Encryption Said to Stymie Wiretap Order  —  WASHINGTON — While the Justice Department wages a public fight with Apple over access to a locked iPhone …
Justin Sink / Bloomberg Business:
At SXSW, President Obama advises tech industry to compromise on encryption now instead of waiting for Congress to act  —  Government Can't Let Smartphones Be ‘Black Boxes,’ Obama Says  —  Obama advises tech industry to compromise before Congress acts  —  President appears at South by Southwest as FBI sues Apple Inc.
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Amazon Echo, initially ridiculed, could be the next must-have gadget  —  The Echo From Amazon Brims With Groundbreaking Promise  —  Many of the world's largest technology companies have spent the last five years searching in vain for the holy grail, a machine to succeed the smartphone as the next must-have gadget.
Matt Leone / Polygon:
Inside the five-year development of Sony's PlayStation VR headset expected to ship later this year  —  The making of PlayStation VR  —  When Richard Marks was in 10th grade, his father opened a video game store that was ahead of its time.  It was the early '80s; used game sales weren't common …
More: Forbes, Engadget and VRFocus
Amar Toor / The Verge:
AdBlock replaces ads with messages from anti-censorship activists through Saturday, in partnership with Amnesty International  —  Snowden, Pussy Riot, and Ai Weiwei launch AdBlock campaign to protest censorship  —  Ai Weiwei, Edward Snowden, and Pussy Riot have partnered with AdBlock …
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Michael Goguen, longtime partner at Sequoia Capital, is out after suit unrelated to firm alleging sexual and physical abuse  —  Longtime VC Michael Goguen was just hit with an explosive lawsuit  —  Michael Goguen, a longtime partner at Sequoia Capital who joined the tony Sand Hill Road …

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