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Kim Zetter / Wired: Vulnerability in InnGate routers, used in hotels worldwide, could let an attacker distribute malware to guests  —  Big Vulnerability in Hotel Wi-Fi Router Puts Guests at Risk  —  Guests at hundreds of hotels around the world are susceptible to serious hacks because of routers that many hotel chains depend on for their Wi-Fi networks.

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Kiran Dhillon / TechCrunch: How Google, Facebook And Others Pay Their H-1B Employees  —  Editor's note: Kiran Dhillon is a senior editor for FindTheBest, where she tackles big datasets to produce interesting insights.  —  Legislative debate regarding expanding the H-1B visa program is heating up in the U.S. Senate.

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JC Torres / SlashGear: Chrome OS beta gets new launcher with Google Now integration and a redesigned Files app  —  It's Chrome OS' turn for the Google Now upgrade  —  Google has been increasingly pushing its Google Now virtual assistant and its “cards” convention across its different services and apps.

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Tim Cook / Washington Post: Tim Cook speaks out in op-ed against state “religious freedom” laws that discriminate  —  Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous  —  There's something very dangerous happening in states across the country.  A wave of legislation …

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Kevin Roose / Fusion: Uber, Lyft, Instacart, and Postmates may be spending a combined $8M annually just on Craigslist ads, according to some estimates  —  Craigslist is the unsung hero of the on-demand economy  —  The stars of Silicon Valley's on-demand economy—Uber, Lyft, Postmates, and their ilk …

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Jenny Barchfield / Associated Press: Airbnb becomes official “alternative accommodations” sponsor of 2016 Rio Olympics  —  AIRBNB BECOMES SPONSOR OF 2016 OLYMPICS IN RIO  —  RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's hotel bed shortage was eased on Friday, as online home share startup Airbnb inked a deal to be the official …

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac: Apple Stores will have Watch display tables at launch, try-on area with devices that run demo loops, and plan to offer combined Apple Care+ for iPhone and Watch  —  Apple Store revamp for Apple Watch revealed: ‘magical’ display tables, demo loops, sales process

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Arnold Kim / MacRumors: Apple Watch for Sale in Retail Stores by Reservation Only, No Walk-In Sales  —  As the Apple Watch launch approaches, details have been leaking out about how Apple will be handling sales of their new device.  According to leaked Apple documentation, the company will not be selling the Apple Watch to walk-in customers at launch.

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac: Apple Watch Edition perks: 24/7 support, private 1-hour appointments, no lines  —  After hiring a new team of fashion sales and marketing experts from Yves St. Laurent, Louis Vuitton, and Burberry, Apple has developed a unique Apple Store purchasing experience just for the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition …

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Eva Dou / Wall Street Journal: As DDoS attack that started on Thursday continues, Github says it has mitigated some of the impact; Baidu denies involvement  —  U.S. Coding Website GitHub Hit With Cyberattack  —  Security experts say attack is likely an attempt by China to shut down anticensorship tools

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Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica: Android for Work review: best dual-persona solution to date with easy account removal if you change jobs, but complicated setup and confusing dashboard  —  A review of Android for Work: Dual-persona support comes to Android  —  Google aims for the enterprise with separate work and home data on a single device.

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Eugene Wei / Remains of the Day: Great content isn't commodified, and is a key differentiator for media companies, and Facebook hosting news won't change that  —  Facebook hosting doesn't change things, the world already changed  —  Like any industry, the media loves a bit of navel-gazing (what is the origin of this phrase …

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Natasha Singer / New York Times: Mattel to introduce Wi-Fi enabled Barbie using ToyTalk technology to analyze speech and produce relevant responses  —  A Wi-Fi Barbie Doll With the Soul of Siri  —  Ever since Siri appeared as a regular feature on the iPhone, certain young children — and, let's face it, some of their parents …

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Eric Geller / The Daily Dot: Profile of Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, who has championed surveillance reform and online privacy for two decades  —  Ron Wyden, the Internet's senator … The Director of National Intelligence had lied under oath to the United States Senate.  Civil-liberties groups soon called …

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Lauren Smiley / Matter: The on-demand world isn't about sharing; it's about being served and self-isolation  —  The Shut-In Economy  —  In the new world of on-demand everything, you're either pampered, isolated royalty—or you're a 21st century servant.  —  Angel the concierge stands behind a lobby desk …

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Hope King / CNNMoney: Pebble Time Kickstarter project raised $20.3 million  —  During its month-long crowdfunding campaign, which ended 10 p.m. ET Friday, Pebble Time shattered two Kickstarter records.  —  It broke its first record on its first day, when it became the fastest project to raise $1 million — in 49 minutes.

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Maria Sheahan / Reuters: Uber plans to pay for drivers' commercial licenses to make an Uber X-like service legal in Germany  —  Uber plans legal taxi service in Germany - manager in WiWo magazine  —  (Reuters) - Uber aims to launch a service in Germany by this summer that will allow its novel taxi-hailing service …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Tumblr's Mobile App Will Now Add ‘Buy,’ ‘Pledge,’ And ‘Get Involved’ Buttons To Select Posts  —  Tumblr today introduced a change to its service that will encourage users to purchase or fund products and campaigns on other websites, including Etsy's online marketplace and Kickstarter, for example.

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft's next Windows 10 Mobile test build on track to support majority of Windows Phones  —  Summary:Microsoft's next Windows 10 Mobile test build, expected around early April, will support a lot more Windows Phone test devices than the first build did.  —  Microsoft's Operating Systems Group team …

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Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters: Yahoo, Microsoft extend search partnership talks for 30 days  —  (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) and Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) agreed to extend by 30 days the deadline to re-negotiate a ten year search deal, as the two Internet companies attempt to revamp a thorny partnership crafted by former chief executives.

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Michael Geist Blog: Quebec to block gambling and gaming sites to boost revenues for its own gaming site Espacejeux  —  Quebec Takes on the Internet: Government Announces Plans to Require Website Blocking & Studies New Internet Access Tax  —  The Government of Quebec released its budget yesterday featuring …

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Paul Thurrott / Thurrott.com: Surface Pro 3 firmware update adds support for enterprise disk encryption, settings for device security and provisioning, more  —  Microsoft Ships a Major Surface Pro 3 Firmware Update  —  While Microsoft generally ships Surface firmware updates on Patch Tuesday—as it did earlier this month …

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Owen Williams / The Next Web: Product Hunt interviews Periscope: where it came from and its pivot from photos to video  —  Periscope, the new video streaming app owned by Twitter, launched today.  In that time, we've seen users stream everything from their walk to work to an explosion in NYC.

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Amy Schatz / Re/code: FCC proposes opening up military radar airwaves to smartphones and IoT devices  —  FCC Plans a Vote on New Airwaves Sharing Plan  —  Federal regulators are set to vote next month on a plan to allow wireless carriers and companies including Google to share airwaves with the government …

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Facebook's strategy: buy, build, and partner because a single app no longer meets the needs of all users  —  Facebook Finds Strength As A Family, Not An App  —  F8 started with a family photo.  But not of the Zuckerbergs.  Of Facebook's products.  “Facebook used to be this one blue app on your phone …

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