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April 8, 2016, 4:45 PM

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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Security experts say Burr-Feinstein draft encryption bill is flawed and dangerous  —  The Senate's Draft Encryption Bill Is ‘Ludicrous, Dangerous, Technically Illiterate’  —  As Apple battled the FBI for the last two months over the agency's demands that Apple help crack its own encryption …
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
In a letter to the court, DoJ says it still needs Apple's help to crack iPhone in Brooklyn case  —  The government still wants Apple to help it crack an iPhone in New York  —  Although the Justice Department withdrew its request for Apple to help it hack into an iPhone used …
Tim Peterson / Marketing Land:
Facebook updates policy to let publishers post and tag paid-for content on verified pages  —  Facebook drops branded content restrictions for publishers  —  Facebook is letting publishers and other verified pages distribute branded-content for free, but it's unclear whether its labeling system is...
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear:
On iOS, Microsoft releases Hub Keyboard app with Office 365 integration and a Translator app that works offline  —  Microsoft Hub Keyboard and Translator apps hit iOS  —  iOS users have a pair of new Microsoft apps that they can check out that have landed on Apple devices a few months after they debuted on Android.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
BMW launches ReachNow car-sharing service in Seattle  —  BMW has launched a new car-sharing service in Seattle called ReachNow that uses a fleet of BMW 3 Series sedans, i3s, and Mini Coopers.  It's a little like Daimler's Car2Go — which is available in Austin, New York City …
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
How tech companies are using poets, novelists, playwrights, and TV writers to engineer the personalities of AI virtual assistants  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Until recently, Robyn Ewing was a writer in Hollywood, developing TV scripts and pitching pilots to film studios.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Yahoo Gives Bidders Another Week, Moving Deadline to April 18  —  Yahoo has moved the deadline for its bids out another week to April 18, according to sources close to the situation and the blabby bankers they talk to.  —  The process to sell Yahoo has been churning on as a variety …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Open Whisper Systems' Signal Desktop messaging system now available to all, no longer invite-only  —  Now's your chance to try Signal's desktop Chrome app  —  The desktop version of Edward Snowden's favored end-to-end messaging system, Signal, is now available to anyone who wants to check it out.

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