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April 22, 2016, 9:30 PM

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Ina Fried / Re/code:
Microsoft, Google agree to stop complaining to regulators about each other  —  Microsoft and Google say they have recently reached an agreement under which they will drop pending regulatory complaints against one another across the globe.  The pair have also agreed that they will try …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Windows Ink, Cortana improvements and more arrive in the latest Windows 10 build out now  —  It's going to be a good Friday for those testing the latest releases of the Windows 10 operating system, as Microsoft is today rolling out a new build of its PC and mobile OS, which will allow users …
Reuters:
$81M hack of Bangladesh central bank made possible by used, $10 switches that networked computers connected to SWIFT global payment network, lack of firewall  —  Bangladesh Bank exposed to hackers by cheap switches, no firewall: police  —  Bangladesh's central bank was vulnerable to hackers …
New York Times:
Chinese regulator shut down iBooks Store and iTunes Movies in China last week say sources; Apple working on making them available again soon  —  Apple Services Shut Down in China in Startling About-Face  —  For years, there has been a limit to the success of American technology companies in China.
David Scammell / VideoGamer.com:
Amazon blocks non-Prime members from buying some popular video games like GTA 5 directly from the company, still lets you buy through Marketplace sellers  —  Amazon blocks non-Prime members from buying certain video games  —  GTA 5, Rainbow Six Siege and Assassin's Creed Syndicate now available exclusively to Prime members.
Alec Muffett / Facebook:
Number of users accessing Facebook over Tor reached one million in the last 30 days  —  1 Million People use Facebook over Tor  —  People who choose to communicate over Tor do so for a variety of reasons related to privacy, security and safety.  As we've written previously it's important …
New York Times:
Uber reaches settlement in class-action suit in CA and MA; drivers in those states to remain independent contractors; firm to pay drivers as much as $100M  —  Uber Settles Cases With Concessions, but Drivers Stay Freelancers  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Uber has long been embroiled in a debate …
J.M. Porup / Ars Technica:
Documents show UK intelligence agencies can access “Bulk Personal Datasets” containing sensitive personal information with flimsy safeguards against abuse  —  UK intel agencies spy indiscriminately on millions of innocent folks  —  The UK's intelligence agencies (MI5, MI6 …
Alex Barinka / Bloomberg:
SecureWorks closes flat, at its $14 IPO price, on first day of trading, raising $112M and valuing company about $1.1B  —  SecureWorks Trading Flat After Downsized Public Offering  —  Company priced shares at $14 a piece to raise $112 million  —  Cybersecurity company owned by Dell valued at $1.1 billion
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook rolling out setting that lets users turn off all Live notifications  —  Facebook Now Lets People Turn Off Live Notifications  —  Facebook is finally introducing an option to turn off all those live video notifications.  The control is currently rolling out, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter integrates with Yelp for location tags in the UK and Japan, bypassing Foursquare  —  A year ago, Twitter ramped up its game in location services when it announced an integration with Foursquare to provide venue suggestions when you wanted to tag where you were tweeting.

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