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April 24, 2016, 12:45 AM

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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 …
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 …
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 …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
All Apple Watch Apps Must Be Native Apps Starting on June 1  —  Apple today informed developers that starting on June 1, 2016, all watchOS apps submitted to the App Store must be native apps built with the watchOS 2 SDK or later.  —  When the Apple Watch first launched …
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.
TechCrunch:
Study: 7% of partners in the top 100 VC firms are women; 10% of global venture funding in 2010-15 went to startups with at least one woman founder  —  The first comprehensive study on women in venture capital and their impact on female founders  —  Apr 19, 2016, 6:00 amApr 19, 2016, 10:22 am
Andrew J . Hawkins / The Verge:
Victory for Uber hinges on district court judge approving settlement, and could later be offset by legislation  —  Uber drivers lost the battle, but they may still win the war  —  In the end, the price tag to maintain the status quo on Uber's gig economy was $100 million.
New York Times:

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At Zoho Recruit, We Take Workflows very Personnel-ly  —  Here's the thing about workflows.  They are very difficult to understand until you actually start working with them.  —  But, for recruiters …

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