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April 30, 2016, 8:10 PM

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The Intercept:
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper complains that Edward Snowden sped up spread of encryption by seven years  —  Spy Chief Complains That Edward Snowden Sped Up Spread of Encryption By 7 Years  —  THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE on Monday blamed NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Samsung Is Working On a Standalone Virtual Reality Headset … Samsung's plans for virtual reality go beyond the company's current Gear VR headset: The company is working on a standalone virtual reality (VR) headset that will incorporate positional tracking similar to the technologies …
Sundar Pichai / Official Google Blog:
Sundar Pichai lays out priorities for Google in his first Founders' Letter, with machine learning and AI playing a key role  —  This year's Founders' Letter  —  Every year, Larry and Sergey write a Founders' Letter to our stockholders updating them with some of our recent highlights and sharing our vision for the future.
Anna Wiener / n+1:
A first-person narrative on the allure and anxiety of working at a Silicon Valley startup  —  Uncanny Valley  —  I would say more, but I signed an NDA.  —  MORALE IS DOWN.  We are making plenty of money, but the office is teeming with salespeople: well-groomed social animals with good posture …
AnandTech:
Intel's Changing Future: Smartphone SoCs Broxton & SoFIA Officially Cancelled  —  The past two weeks have been a busy - if not tumultuous - period for Intel.  Driven by continued challenges in various semiconductor markets, culminating in weaker-than-desired earnings in the most recent quarter …
Scott Gilbertson / Ars Technica:
Vivaldi browser review: ultra customization and clever tab management great for power users, but no mobile version and some glitches in version 1.0  —  Even at 1.0, Vivaldi closes in on the cure for the common browser  —  Review: Ultra customization, clever tab management breaks from Chrome, Firefox.
Olivia Zaleski / Bloomberg:
Sources: Postmates in talks to raise $100M-$150M, aims to avoid setting too high a valuation target  —  Postmates Seeks Up to $150 Million as Food Delivery Competition Heats Up  —  Food delivery startup aims to avoid overpromising on valuation  —  Financial docs show revenue forecast of $225 million for '16
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
GCHQ Has Disclosed Over 20 Vulnerabilities This Year, Including Ones in iOS  —  Earlier this week, it emerged that a section of Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the UK's signal intelligence agency, had disclosed a serious vulnerability in Firefox to Mozilla.
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