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March 26, 2016, 11:35 AM

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Peter Lee / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft apologizes for Tay's hurtful tweets, says coordinated attack exploited vulnerability in Tay  —  Learning from Tay's introduction  —  As many of you know by now, on Wednesday we launched a chatbot called Tay.  We are deeply sorry for the unintended offensive and hurtful tweets from Tay …
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Google and Yahoo say they're still working on usable end-to-end encrypted email but decline to predict release dates  —  The Dream Of Usable Email Encryption Is Still A Work In Progress  —  Tech-savvy people have had a way to send secure email since the mid 1990s, when legendary cryptographer …
Les Shu / Digital Trends:
Google's Nik Collection photo editing plugins for Photoshop and Aperture are now free  —  Google's advanced desktop photo editing software are now free downloads  —  Google is known for its useful software services, the majority of which are free.  When the company acquired Nik's advanced …
Samantha Murphy Kelly / Mashable:
How Liam, Apple's 29-armed robot, disassembles ruined and returned iPhones for salvageable components and recycling  —  Inside Liam, Apple's super-secret, 29-armed robot that tears down your iPhone  —  CUPERTINO, Calif — I'm standing in a warehouse parking lot at an undisclosed location …
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Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed:
iPhone SE review: a blazing fast phone for small-handed or cash-strapped buyers  —  This Is What Using The New Small iPhone Is Actually Like  —  Wait, iPhone 5s?  Is dat you?  —  Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed  —  Apple's newest device is, at its essence, an iPhone 5s updated with the 6s's most important features.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft Surface Hub conferencing system starts shipping  —  Microsoft's Surface Hub conferencing system, available in two large-screen models, finally are starting to ship to customers worldwide.  —  After a few delays, Microsoft's Surface Hub conferencing system has started shipping to customers …
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
In Angola, Wikipedia Zero and Facebook Free Basics are being used to create a clandestine file sharing network  —  Angola's Wikipedia Pirates Are Exposing the Problems With Digital Colonialism  —  Wikimedia and Facebook have given Angolans free access to their websites, but not to the rest of the internet.
More: TechdirtTweets: @derektmead
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
France fines Google $112K, says the compromise company offered for right to be forgotten is not enough, links have to be removed globally  —  France Fines Google Over Right to be Forgotten  —  The French regulator says Google violated an order to apply the rule to “all domain names”
Wall Street Journal:
Netflix says it has throttled its videos on AT&T's and Verizon's wireless networks for more than five years to protect users from exceeding data caps  —  Netflix Throttles Its Videos on AT&T, Verizon Networks  —  Streaming service says it limits video quality to protect users from exceeding data caps
Scott Martin / Wall Street Journal:
Peter Thiel's Founders Fund raises $1.3B for its sixth fund, bringing capital under management to $3B+  —  Peter Thiel's Founders Fund Bags $1.3 Billion … Founders Fund, the venture-capital firm known for prescient bets on some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley, has closed on a $1.3 billion fund.

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