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May 1, 2016, 5:55 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 …
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 …
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 …
Sam Knight / Guardian:
How Uber built its business in London from 5,000 to 1.7M active riders in three years  —  How Uber conquered London  —  To understand how the $60bn company is taking over the world, you need to stop thinking about cars  —  very week in London, 30,000 people download Uber to their phones and order a car for the first time.
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Polly Mosendz / Bloomberg:
Study finds Silicon Valley engineering interns earn $81,600 per year compared with national wage index of $46,481.52  —  Do You Earn Less Than a Silicon Valley Intern?  —  The vast majority of interns in a recent survey said they did not attempt to negotiate their salary.
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Bloomberg:
A history of Marissa Mayer's tenure at Yahoo, and why her efforts haven't been enough to turn the company around  —  Yahoo's $8 Billion Black Hole  —  These moves haven't mollified investors.  In March, Starboard Value, which once got the board of Darden Restaurants replaced by …
John Paul Titlow / Fast Company:
How Pandora plans to reinvent itself with on-demand streaming, ticket-selling, and live streaming concerts  —  Inside Pandora's Plan To Reinvent Itself—And Beat Back Apple And Spotify  —  In 2016, personalized Internet radio alone won't cut it.  Here's how Pandora hopes to maneuver its way to profitability.
Julian Sanchez / Just Security:
Feinstein-Burr anti-encryption bill is so broad that it could ban modern web browsers  —  Feinstein-Burr: The Bill That Bans Your Browser  —  Last week, I criticized the confused rhetorical framework that the Feinstein-Burr encryption backdoor proposal tries to impose on the ongoing Crypto Wars 2.0 debate.

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