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April 12, 2015, 5:00 PM

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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
First four Game of Thrones season 5 episodes leak online, apparently originating from review copies, surfacing on major torrent sites, in major blow to HBO  —  First Episodes of Game of Thrones Season 5 Leak Online  —  Starting a few hours ago several episodes of the new Game of Thrones season started to appear online.
Stack Overflow:
Stack Overflow user survey: 92% male, 41.8% self-taught, 54.5% use Javascript, 32.4% are full-stack web developers, 9.1% mobile developers  —  Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2015  —  Every year we run a survey.  This year, more developers answered more questions than ever before.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter cuts off firehose access for third-party data resellers DataSift and NTT Data as Twitter grows in-house big data business  —  Twitter Cuts Off DataSift To Step Up Its Own Big Data Business  —  In the push for more revenue growth, Twitter has been building up its business in areas …
Nick Halstead / DataSift:
David Katzmaier / CNET:
Roku 3 (2015) review: remote with voice search makes it the best streaming box in its class  —  Roku 3 (2015) review: A fresh voice improves the best search in streaming  —  Competing against Apple, Amazon and Google isn't easy.  Just ask Microsoft, Barnes & Noble and Yahoo.
More: TechCrunch
Washington Post:
Inside the battle over crypto backdoors as the White House prepares report for President Obama  —  As encryption spreads, U.S. grapples with clash between privacy, security  —  For months, federal law enforcement agencies and industry have been deadlocked on a highly contentious issue …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Galaxy S6 review: spectacular camera, Exynos beats Snapdragon 810, but TouchWiz and Material Design do not mesh, S-Voice ruins always-on voice support  —  Samsung Galaxy S6 review: It's what's on the outside that counts  —  A great camera and premium materials offset the loss of power-user features.
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Mini-review of Hisense's $149 ARM Chromebook: well-made for price, but screen is mediocre, short battery life compared to Intel Chromebooks  —  Mini-review: Hisense's ARM Chromebook actually isn't awful for $149  —  The laptop doesn't cut corners that $199 Chromebooks aren't already cutting.
More: TechCrunch
Leon Spencer / ZDNet:
DARPA's BRASS program aims to create software that can remain functional for over a century by adapting itself to changing computing environments  —  New DARPA project aims to do away with IT updates  —  Summary:DARPA is hoping to do away with software updates as it embarks on a new project …
More: SD Times
Daniel Rivero / Fusion:
Advocacy group Privacy International creates fake companies to gain access to surveillance industry trade shows and expose the industry's surveillance powers  —  Meet the privacy activists who spy on the surveillance industry  —  LONDON- On the second floor of a narrow brick building …

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