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May 2, 2016, 12:40 PM

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BBC:
Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright, named last December by Wired and Gizmodo, now claims he's Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto  —  Creator of Bitcoin digital cash reveals identity  —  Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright has publicly identified himself as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.
Dan Kaminsky / Dan Kaminsky's Blog:
Craig Wright recycled a Satoshi-signed transaction from 2009, tried to pass it off as new  —  Validating Satoshi (Or Not)  —  UPDATE: This signature does actually validate, you just have to use a different version of OpenSSL than I did originally.  —  Of course, if this is the signature …
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Hulu hopes to launch an online TV service that streams popular broadcast and cable TV channels in Q1 2017  —  Hulu Is Developing a Cable-Style Online TV Service  —  New subscription service would stream feeds of popular broadcast and cable TV channels
Los Angeles Times:
LA judge compels woman to unlock iPhone with fingerprint, sparking 5th amendment debate  —  The government wants your fingerprint to unlock your phone.  Should that be allowed?  —  In a Glendale case, the FBI wants the fingerprint of Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan so her iPhone can be unlocked.
Will Freeman / Guardian:
Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell plans to revive “fundamental game design” of arcades in mobile games  —  Atari co-founder: mobile games make me want to throw my phone  —  Video games pioneer Nolan Bushnell is planning to revive the ‘hardcore fundamental game design’ of arcades to make mobile titles worth playing
Jeremy Kahn / Bloomberg:
French P2P car rental startup Drivy raises €31M round from Cathay Innovation, Nokia Growth Partners, Index Ventures, others  —  ‘Airbnb for Cars’ Startup Drivy Gets $35 Million to Expand  —  Paris-based startup will enter new markets, including London  —  Nokia venture arm, Cathay private equity, lead investment
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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