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September 20, 2014, 8:05 PM

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New York Times:
Ex-employees: Home Depot slow to react to security concerns, despite warnings as early as 2008  —  Ex-Employees Say Home Depot Left Data Vulnerable  —  The risks were clear to computer experts inside Home Depot: The home improvement chain, they warned for years, might be easy prey for hackers.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Oculus Reveals Its New “Crescent Bay” Developer Kit With 360-Degree Head Tracking And Headphones  —  Oculus gave the world the first look at its new developer kit Crescent Bay today at Oculus' Connect conference, which you can watch live here.  Crescent Bay has a faster frame rate …
Kevin Roose / New York Magazine:
Legal challenges could threaten the business models of the on-demand startups relying on independent contractors  —  Does Silicon Valley Have a Contract-Worker Problem?  —  An examination of tech's favorite labor model.  —  Shares … Earlier this year, I hired a house cleaner.
Jonathan Zdziarski / Jonathan Zdziarski's Domain:
With iOS 8, forensics tools can still obtain your camera reel, third-party app data, iTunes media, and more  —  Your iOS 8 Data is Not Beyond Law Enforcement's Reach... Yet.  —  In a recent announcement, Apple stated that they no longer unlock iOS (8) devices for law enforcement.
VMware:
How vCloud Hybrid Service is Different: 10 Cloud Capabilities on vCloud Hybrid Service that Don't Exist on AWS  —  With vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS), we're firmly focused on solving enterprise customer cloud problems - especially making the transition from today's investments in apps and data to a cloud future as easy as possible.
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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Evolution, a Silk Road successor tolerating trade in stolen credit cards, triples its listings in five months  —  The Dark Web Gets Darker With Rise of the ‘Evolution’ Drug Market  —  In the digital drug trade as in the physical one, taking out one kingpin only makes room for another ready to satisfy the market's endless demand.
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Stephen Wolfram / Wolfram Blog:
Tweet-a-Program: tweet a Wolfram Language program to @WolframTaP, and a bot returns the result  —  Introducing Tweet-a-Program  —  In the Wolfram Language a little code can go a long way.  And to use that fact to let everyone have some fun, today we're introducing Tweet-a-Program.
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Microsoft:
The Carlsberg Group goes ‘GloCal’ with Office 365  —  Denmark-based brewery finds the right balance between working together at a global level and allowing its many strong regional beer brands to flourish.
VMware:
How vCloud Hybrid Service is Different: 10 Cloud Capabilities on vCloud Hybrid Service that Don't Exist on AWS  —  With vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS), we're firmly focused on solving enterprise customer cloud problems …
Zoho:
Customer service centered around customers, not software.  Now that's zen.  —  We all know that guy.  —  When he first burst on your social circle's scene, he was a refreshing change of pace.  He was cool.
Syncano:
6 Reasons Why We Love React.js  —  Our front-end team loves trying new things.  New frameworks, new build tools... anything that makes our work more efficient deserves my attention.

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