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May 30, 2015, 12:00 PM

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Founder of Silk Road drug marketplace Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison, to forfeit $184M  —  The founder of the Silk Road drug marketplace has been sentenced to life in prison without parole  —  The convicted mastermind behind the world's largest online narcotics emporium …
John Brownlee / Co.Design:
Kindle gets a new font and layout engine with better text justification, kerning, drop caps, image positioning, and more  —  The Kindle Finally Gets Typography That Doesn't Suck  —  Amazon's Kindle e-reader is a lovely single-purpose gadget, with an industrial design ethos that …
Robert Graham / Errata Security:
Proposed Wassenaar export restrictions on cyberweapons endanger security researchers, don't make the world any safer  —  Some notes about Wassenaar  —  So #wassenaar has infected your timeline for the past several days.  I thought I'd explain what the big deal is.  —  What's a Wassenaar?
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Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Google Sells 17 Million Chromecast Devices, Clocks 1.5 Billion Casts  —  Google has finally announced actual sales figures for its Chromecast streaming stick: Consumers have bought 17 million Chromecasts ever since the device got first introduced two years ago, announced Google's senior VP …
William Alden / BuzzFeed:
Leaked presentation details plans for $100M hardware startup fund Formation 8 is raising  —  Inside Formation 8's Secret Strategy To Invest In Hardware  —  The venture capital firm Formation 8 wants to raise $100 million to invest in hardware makers.  BuzzFeed News obtained a confidential slide presentation about the new fund.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
AT&T wants to choose which online video services count against data caps  —  AT&T fights proposed ban on data cap exemptions in DirecTV merger.  —  AT&T doesn't want any rules preventing it from choosing which online video services count against its customers' data caps.

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