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May 15, 2016, 12:35 PM

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Kevin Poulsen / Wired:
Profile of Maksym Igor Popov, a Ukrainian hacker turned FBI mole who later tried to scam EMC, AT&T, and the FBI  —  I'm sorry; your browser does not support HTML5 video in WebM with VP8 or MP4 with H.264.  —  Typography by Michiel Schuurman  —  O  —  One Thursday in January 2001 …
Rahul Bhatia / Guardian:
How Facebook, oblivious to India's concerns, used heavy-handed tactics and failed with Free Basics  —  ntil Mark Zuckerberg arrived in a bright orange helicopter in October 2014, Chandauli had never seen a celebrity visitor.  One of 44,795 villages in the state of Rajasthan …
Mark Bergen / Recode:
How Google Fiber is aggressively competing with cable companies: better service, faster speeds, neighborhood outreach, maybe wireless, and cheaper prices  —  Forget self-driving cars and drones.  Five years later, where is Google's broadband business going?  —  It's a crisp spring Friday in Kansas City and Jim is upset with Google.
Giuseppe Nelva / DualShockers:
Microsoft Discontinues Support for Project Spark; Online Services Going Down in August  —  Today Project Spark Community Manager Thomas Gratz announced on the game/creativity platform's official forums that support for the game is officially being discontinued.
Bertel King, Jr / Android Police:
Android VR Placeholder Pops Up In The Google Play Developer Console  —  Yesterday we reported on a rumor that Google would unveil a new “Android VR” platform at Google I/O next week, along with a standalone headset.  Today we're seeing what looks like additional evidence.
Serenity Caldwell / iMore:
Apple acknowledges reports of music files lost while using iTunes, plans update with more safeguards next week  —  iTunes may play a role in reports that Apple Music was replacing user libraries with DRM-encumbered files.  —  Apple on Friday confirmed to iMore that a very small number …

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