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April 3, 2016, 1:20 PM

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Salvador Hernandez / BuzzFeed:
FBI Tells Local Law Enforcement It Will Help Unlock Phones  —  A law enforcement official told BuzzFeed News the FBI sent the advisory to local authorities on Friday in order to provide them with “technical assistance.”  —  Just days after breaking into a terrorist's iPhone using …
Paul James / Road to VR:
Oculus Refund Shipping Costs as Rift Shipments Delayed Due to “Component Shortages”  —  It seems that Oculus are acknowledging the troublesome Rift launch and associated delivery delays by covering shipping costs for affected customers.  According to emails sent out by Oculus to customers still waiting …
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
As Apple turns 40, a look at the notes Regis McKenna took as he formulated an advertising and PR plan for Apple II  —  Regis McKenna's 1976 Notebook And The Invention Of Apple Computer, Inc.  —  On Apple's 40th birthday, an exclusive look at the notes its original media strategist took as he formulated an advertising and PR plan.
Bloomberg:
Colombian hacker claims to have rigged elections throughout Latin America by manipulating social media, spying on other campaigns, stealing information  —  How to Hack an Election  —  Andrés Sepúlveda rigged elections throughout Latin America for almost a decade.
Eugene Kim / Business Insider:
Slack raised $200M round at a valuation of $3.8B, now has 2.7M daily active users, of which 800K are paid  —  Slack just raised another $200 million round, and it's now worth $3.8 billion  —  Slack just confirmed that it's raised $200 million at a $3.8 billion valuation, confirming what Business Insider had previously reported.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
comScore: millennials spend 2.5x as much time in Facebook as in closest competitor, Snapchat  —  Are Young People Leaving Facebook?  Not Even Close.  (Chart)  —  There has been a general perception over the past few years that millennials are abandoning Facebook in search of greener …
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Airbnb hosts aged 60 and above are the fastest-growing and best-reviewed demographic on the site in the US  —  Why Everybody Loves Seniors on Airbnb  —  Americans aged 60 and older are the fastest-growing and best-reviewed demographic on the home-booking website.
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
Airbnb to purge illegal hotels from San Francisco listings, releases SF data set showing 1/5 of full-home rentals are controlled by multiple-property operators  —  Airbnb to purge illegal hotels from San Francisco listings  —  Airbnb says it is cracking down on San Francisco hosts who violate the city's law on short-term rentals.
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Fitbit Blaze, Alta devices sell over 1 million units each in first month  —  The surprise success of the new devices may calm investors' fears (for now).  —  Fitbit's newest trackers have made quite an impression with customers despite only being available for less than a month.
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