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April 30, 2017, 12:25 PM

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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hacker leaks stolen “Orange Is the New Black” season 5 episodes after Netflix failed to pay ransom; Netflix says a production vendor was compromised  —  An anonymous hacker has carried through on a threat to release “Orange Is the New Black” season five episodes online …
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
NSA halts “about the target” collection, which picked up Americans' messages to and from people overseas that mentioned foreigners targeted for surveillance  —  WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency is stopping one of the most disputed forms of its warrantless surveillance program …
Lory Gil / iMore:
Check Point researchers detail Dok, OS X malware that uses a signed Apple developer certificate to bypass Gatekeeper  —  Don't be scared but be aware, there's a new malware in town and it wants your Mac.  —  Check Point Technologies has released detailed information about a a new malware attack that is directed at Mac users.
The Guardian:
Turkey blocks Wikipedia under law designed to protect national security  —  Users trying to access online encyclopaedia via Turkish internet providers receive ‘connection timed out’ error message … Turkey has blocked Wikipedia, the country's telecommunications watchdog has said …
Dan Rys / Billboard:
Musical.ly, the app that lets users create 15-second music videos, partners with Apple Music, integrating Apple's music catalog and launching cross-promotions  —  Over the past year, few new apps have captured the attention of the music industry — and teenagers across the globe …
Lora Kolodny / TechCrunch:
Troubled drone software maker 3D Robotics says it has raised $53M in Series D round, including new equity funding and conversion of debt equity  —  An early player in drone-tech, 3D Robotics, Inc. on Thursday announced that it has raised $53 million in a Series D round of funding …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon will stop accepting apps to “Underground Actually Free” program, which offered paid Android apps for free, on May 31, shut it down at the end of 2019  —  Late on Friday, Amazon announced it will be shutting down its “Underground Actually Free” program …
NASDAQ.com:
Appian, enterprise app development software provider, files for $86M IPO  —  Appian, which provides software for app development and business process management, filed on Thursday with the SEC to raise up to $86 million in an initial public offering.  —  The Reston, VA-based company …
 

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