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September 20, 2014, 4:30 PM

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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 …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
The “Oculus Platform” Marketplace For Virtual Reality App Launches This Fall  —  Oculus announced the “Oculus Platform” store for developers to distribute their virtual reality apps and experiences today at the Oculus Connect conference.  Starting this fall on the Samsung Gear VR made by Oculus …
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.
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
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.
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.
More: Engadget
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.
Tweets: @propublica
Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
Hearst Starts Silicon Valley Development Unit, Acquires BranchOut Assets  —  Hearst Corp. on Friday announced the launch of a new digital development unit in Silicon Valley to build new apps and services across the publisher's diversified media properties.  —  Leading the new group …

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