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May 3, 2016, 10:15 AM

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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 …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon launches a dedicated website for Prime Now express delivery service, expanding beyond mobile app  —  Amazon's Prime Now comes to the web, expanding beyond mobile app  —  Amazon today launched a website for its Prime Now one- and two-hour delivery service, offering a new option …
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 …
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]
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 …
Nik Cubrilovic / New Web Order:
Dan Kaminsky / Dan Kaminsky's Blog:
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 …

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Memes That Kill: The Future Of Information Warfare  —  Memes and social networks have become weaponized, while many governments seem ill-equipped to understand the new reality of information warfare.

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