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March 31, 2016, 11:10 AM

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Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Roadmap shows Microsoft building ad blocker into next version of Edge browser  —  Microsoft plans to build ad blocker into its Microsoft Edge browser  —  Who needs extensions like AdBlock Plus?  In a session for Web developers today, Microsoft revealed that the next version of Microsoft Edge will include its own ad blocker.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
TechCrunch:
Los Angeles Times:
FBI agrees to help prosecutors unlock iPhone 6 and iPod in Arkansas homicide case  —  FBI agrees to help Arkansas prosecutors open iPhone after hack of San Bernardino device  —  Apple appears to have gained a momentary reprieve in the tech industry's sparring with the government over encryption technology.
Chipworks:
iPhone SE teardown reveals mix of 5s, 6, and 6s parts, including processor, memory, NFC chip, axis sensor, modem, Audio ICs, few new innovative components  —  Apple iPhone SE Teardown  —  The long-rumored, cost-friendly iPhone SE was finally announced on March 21st of this year.
iFixit:
Consumer-ready Oculus Rift teardown: two OLED displays with a combined resolution of 2160x1200 mounted to adjustable lenses, 90 FPS refresh rate  —  Oculus Rift CV1 Teardown  —  We've had two prerelease versions on our teardown table, so we're excited to see what tweaks this Rift has in store.
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
CloudFlare: 94 percent of the Tor traffic we see is “per se malicious”  —  Legitimate users suffer as Tor becomes favored tool of spammers and fraudsters.  —  More than ever, websites are blocking users of the anonymizing Tor network or degrading the services they receive.
More: CloudFlare
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Google tackles simple 360 content embeds with VR View, introduces Cardboard SDK for iOS  —  Virtual reality is great for gaming and movies, but when it comes to real-world use cases there's still quite a bit of room for VR to prove itself.  —  Google is hoping to kickstart this process …
Kia Kokalitcheva / Fortune:
Uber rolling out in-app customer service support globally, in place of its email method  —  Checking Your Uber Rating Or Getting Your Purse Back Just Got Much Easier  —  After years of forcing customers to use email to complain about anything, Uber is now committing to more updated technology.
Michael del Castillo / CoinDesk:
Microsoft teams with ConsenSys to build Ethereum-based distributed apps in Visual Studio  —  Microsoft Adds Ethereum to Windows Platform For Over 3 Million Developers  —  Millions of Microsoft developers are now able to build decentralized applications using the Ethereum blockchain thanks …
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Amazon Updates Its Policies To Ban USB Type-C Cables That Are Not Fully Spec Compliant  —  Googler Benson Leung has a new ally in his fight against bad Type-C cables on Amazon, and it's none other than Amazon itself.  Leung reports that Amazon has added a new line to its prohibited listing guidelines …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:

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