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April 23, 2016, 1:45 AM

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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 …
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 …
Jenna McLaughlin / The Intercept:
Boston district court judge rules FBI hacking in child porn sting was illegal because magistrate judge that issued the search warrant was in another district  —  FBI Mass Child-Porn Hack Ruled Illegal on a Technicality  —  When the FBI hacked over 1,000 computers to ensnare consumers …
Reuters:
$81M hack of Bangladesh central bank made possible by second-hand $10 switches linking computers connected to SWIFT global payment network, and no firewall  —  Bangladesh Bank exposed to hackers by cheap switches, no firewall: police  —  Bangladesh's central bank was vulnerable to hackers …
Christie Smythe / Bloomberg:
US Department of Justice drops appeal seeking Apple's help in unlocking iPhone in Brooklyn case after it obtains passcode  —  U.S. Drops Appeal Seeking Apple Help in Brooklyn IPhone Case  —  The U.S. government said it no longer needs Apple Inc.'s help to get into an iPhone used by a drug dealer …
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 …
Jessica Conditt / Engadget:
Twitch launches Friends feature in beta to some users, with ability to add up to 500 friends, letting users see who is online and send private messages to them  —  Twitch transforms into a social network with new ‘Friends’ feature  —  It's been happening in subtle increments, but the transformation is nearly complete.
New York Times:
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

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