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May 3, 2016, 2:05 AM

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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Bitcoin Foundation chief scientist Gavin Andresen, who visited Wright in person to see additional evidence, remains convinced Wright is Satoshi  —  How Craig Wright Privately ‘Proved’ He Created Bitcoin  —  When rumors surfaced early last month that Australian cryptographer Craig Wright …
Dan Kaminsky / Dan Kaminsky's Blog:
Craig Wright lifted a public Satoshi signature on parts of a blockchain from a 2009 transaction, tried to pass it off as a signature on a different document  —  Validating Satoshi (Or Not)  —  SUMMARY:  — Yes, this is a scam.  Not maybe.  Not possibly.
Nik Cubrilovic / New Web Order:
The weight of evidence indicates Craig Wright is not Satoshi Nakamoto  —  Craig Wright is not Satoshi Nakamoto  —  Craig Wright is not Satoshi Nakamoto.  He wasn't Satoshi Nakamoto before or after Wired and Gizmodo suspected him to be last year, and he still isn't Satoshi Nakamoto …
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Economist:
Craig Wright could well be Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, but nagging questions remain  —  Craig Steven Wright claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto.  Is he?  —  Evaluating his claim will involve a multi-step paternity test  —  IMAGINE that the paternity of a particularly brilliant child is in doubt …
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google Keyboard rolls out major v5.0 update with one-handed mode, adjustable keyboard height, optional key borders, new gestures, more  —  Google Keyboard Gets A Huge Update To v5.0 With One-Handed Mode, Optional Key Borders, New Gestures, And More [APK Download]
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Oculus Rift to retail at select Best Buys on May 7, Amazon and Microsoft Store on May 6; Oculus says supply to be extremely limited as they fulfill preorders  —  The Oculus Rift goes on sale at Best Buy later this week  —  The Oculus Rift is coming to retail stores this weekend …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google acquires Synergyse, will integrate the Google Apps training service ‘later this year’  —  Google today announced it has acquired Synergyse, a Toronto-based startup that offers a training service specifically for Google Apps.  The company plans to integrate Synergize Training …
The Intercept:
WhatsApp blocked in Brazil for 72 hours following court order; carriers must comply or face $142K in daily fines  —  WhatsApp, Used by 100 Million Brazilians, Was Shut Down Nationwide Today by a Single Judge  —  A BRAZILIAN STATE JUDGE ordered mobile phone operators to block nationwide …
Johana Bhuiyan / Re/code:
Uber enables global e-hailing through Alipay to fend against Lyft/Didi alliance  —  Starting today, Uber riders from China won't have to worry about language barriers or currency when traveling outside of the country.  —  Now, riders will be able to pay for and hail a ride in the Alipay app …

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IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
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Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
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