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April 15, 2016, 10:05 PM

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Emily Green / San Francisco Chronicle:
SF to send letters to 37K Uber and Lyft drivers demanding they obtain $91 business licenses if they drive in the city more than seven days per year  —  SF to require Lyft, Uber drivers to obtain business licenses  —  For the first time, San Francisco is going to require the 37,000 Lyft …
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Huawei VR headset announced in China, works like Samsung Gear VR but with P9, Mate 8 phones  —  Of course Huawei is making a Gear VR rival  —  Huawei may have just announced the fancy P9 and P9 Plus smartphones in London last week, but it actually saved a little surprise for its Shanghai launch today.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers detail how they brute forced shortened URLs from OneDrive and Google Maps to access private information; Microsoft and Google respond  —  Researchers Crack Microsoft and Google's Shortened URLs to Spy on People  —  For anyone with minimalist tastes or an inability …
Reuters:
Apple opposes unlocking iPhone in Brooklyn drug case, saying the government has not proven its help is necessary  —  Apple opposes U.S. appeal over iPhone in New York drug case  —  Apple Inc argued on Friday that the U.S. Justice Department had failed to substantiate that it needed …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play  —  As more enterprises move their communications services over to IP networks and cloud-based services, we're seeing an increasing amount of consolidation as the businesses that serve them continue to grow …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Apple stops patching QuickTime for Windows despite 2 active vulnerabilities  —  If your Windows computer is running Apple's QuickTime media player, now would be a good time to uninstall it.  —  The Windows app hasn't received an update since January, and security researchers from Trend Micro …

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