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May 13, 2015, 3:05 PM

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Michael Reckhow / Facebook Media:
Facebook launches Instant Articles on iPhone, with interactive features like videos and maps, names NYT, BuzzFeed, Guardian, and six other partners  —  Introducing Instant Articles  —  As more people get their news on mobile devices, we want to make the experience faster and richer on Facebook.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Facebook's Instant Articles can provide 100% of the ad revenue and analytics data to publishers, add up to a good deal, at least for now  —  Facebook Starts Publishing the New York Times, BuzzFeed and More With Its ‘Instant Articles’ Program  —  Hey Web publishers!  Facebook is coming in peace.
Tony Prophet / Blogging Windows:
Microsoft introduces Windows 10 Editions: Home, Mobile, Pro, Enterprise, Education, Mobile Enterprise, and IoT Core  —  Introducing Windows 10 Editions  —  Windows 10 is coming this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages.  Today, we are excited to share more details on the Windows 10 Editions.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
“Venom” vulnerability in Xen, KVM, and QEMU virtual machine platforms lets attackers break out of VM environment, affects cloud providers everywhere  —  Extremely serious virtual machine bug threatens cloud providers everywhere  —  “Venom” allows attackers to break out of guest OS, escape into host.
Crispin Cowan / Microsoft Edge Dev Blog:
Microsoft Edge will not support VML, VB Script, Toolbars, BHOs, or ActiveX to improve security  —  Microsoft Edge: Building a safer browser  —  With Microsoft Edge, we want to fundamentally improve security over existing browsers and enable users to confidently experience the web from Windows.
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
Verizon fixes flaw allowing a hacker forging a customer's IP addresses to obtain user info which can be used to take over the customer's account  —  Verizon Security Flaw Left Millions Of Home Internet Users Vulnerable To Attack  —  A simple browser plug-in was all you needed to gain access to the internet giant's customer accounts.
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David Kravets / Ars Technica:
Warrantless airport seizure of laptop “cannot be justified,” judge rules  —  Feds said a laptop is simply a “container” that can be searched without warrant.  —  The US government's prosecution of a South Korean businessman accused of illegally selling technology used in aircraft and missiles …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Instart Logic Raises A $43M Expansion Round For Its Cloud Application Delivery Platform  —  Instart Logic, a service that helps businesses speed up the delivery of their cloud applications, today announced that it has raised a $43 million funding round led by new investors Four Rivers Group and Hermes Growth Partners.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Tim Armstrong says AOL to remain in content business, denies spin-off of Huffington Post, says TechCrunch won't be sold and will retain editorial independence  —  CEO Tim Armstrong Says AOL Is Staying In The Content Business (And He's Not Selling TechCrunch)  —  It was an interesting day at AOL.
Zach Miners / PCWorld:
Greenpeace report highlights Apple's investment in renewables, finds streaming video from Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu is driving energy usage higher  —  Greenpeace fingers YouTube, Netflix as threat to greener Internet  —  The next time you watch “House of Cards” on Netflix …

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IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
Planned maintenance of our US Data Center: July 7th, 2018 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST  —  We have planned a network infrastructure upgrade on our primary data center in the USA on July 7th, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST.

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