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The Boston Globe: Massachusetts governor unveils sweeping legislation to eliminate noncompetes for tech workers  —  Patrick looks to eliminate tech noncompete agreements  —  Governor Deval Patrick on Thursday will propose sweeping legislation to make it easier for workers in technology, life sciences …

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Boris Jabes / Meldium: Agents that fetch URLs are vulnerable to “reverse” Heartbleed exploits, warns Meldium dev team  —  Testing for “reverse” Heartbleed  —  While patching our systems for the recent Heartbleed vulnerability, we found that some sites (including huge web properties) …

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Paul Mutton / Netcraft: Only 30K of the 500K+ SSL certificates affected by the Heartbleed bug have yet been reissued  —  Heartbleed certificate revocation tsunami yet to arrive  —  Only 30,000 of the 500,000+ SSL certificates affected by the Heartbleed bug have been reissued up until today, and even fewer certificates have been revoked.

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft OS chief Myerson talks turkey on transparency, cadence and cross platform  —  Summary: Microsoft Executive Vice President of operating systems Terry Myerson talks about Windows' value proposition for the a more cross-platform-committed Microsoft.  —  Microsoft Executive Vice President …

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Kevin C. Tofel / Gigaom: PayPal releases mobile payment app for the Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint reader  —  With the Samsung Galaxy S5 now available, PayPal is making good on its promise to use the handset's fingerprint reader.  The company released mobile apps specifically for the Galaxy S5 and Samsung's latest wearables on Friday.

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Peter Kafka / Re/code: DreamWorks submitted a bid to Vevo's owners this week to buy part of the company  —  DreamWorks Animation Wants a Piece of Vevo, the Music Video Giant  —  DreamWorks Animation, which has been looking to expand its business beyond animated movies, is looking at Vevo, the online music video service.

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Joshua Brustein / Businessweek: Staples begins offering in-store 3D printing services in US, starting in LA and NY  —  Staples Wants to Bring 3D Printing to the Masses  —  Staples has been selling 3D printers for about a year.  Now it wants to begin selling access to them.  —  The office supply retailer began offering …

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft experiments with making Windows Live Tiles interactive  —  Summary: Microsoft researchers are looking at ways to allow Windows 8, Windows Phone and Xbox users able to interact directly with Live Tiles.  —  Microsoft researchers in Asia are experimenting with the usefulness …

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Re/code: Amazon is wooing app developers for upcoming smartphone with money, Amazon Web Services, more  —  Amazon's Hard Sell: Gaining Developers for Its Coming Smartphones  —  As Amazon prepares for the launch of its first smartphones, the company faces a daunting task: Ensuring that the devices …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Apple Developers Must Now Agree To Ad Identifier Rules Or Risk App Store Rejection  —  Apple has just updated a section in iTunes Connect, the service mobile developers use to distribute and update their applications on the iTunes App Store, with new language that details how the Advertising Identifier …

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Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal: Report: 44% of Twitter Accounts Have Never Sent a Tweet  —  Twitter is having no trouble signing up users.  But some new research provides an update on the size of an ongoing problem: getting people to tweet.  —  A report from Twopcharts, a website that monitors Twitter account activity …

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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch: ZEFR Is Selling MovieClips To Comcast's Fandango  —  Los Angeles-based ZEFR has built a huge business by helping content owners and brands to track and monetize video content on YouTube.  But years after launching as a destination site for movie fans to discover and watch their favorite scenes online …

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CloudFlare: Attacker successfully obtains SSL private keys with Heartbleed exploit, solving CloudFlare's challenge  —  The Heartbleed Challenge  —  So far, two people have independently solved the Heartbleed Challenge.  The first was submitted at 4:22:01PST by Fedor Indutny (@indutny).

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Box Defeats Preliminary Injunction In OpenText's $268M Patent Infringement Case  —  Some positive legal news for Box, the cloud services company that is preparing for an IPO.  A judge has denied a motion for a preliminary injunction of one of its products — originally requested …

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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post: During 2012 cyberattack on banks, US asked 120 countries to choke off the offending traffic  —  U.S. rallied 120 nations in response to 2012 cyberattack on American banks  —  In the spring of 2012, some of America's largest banks were coming under attack, with hackers commandeering servers around …

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Peter Kafka / Re/code: Sprint to offer carrier billing and free trials for Spotify service in planned partnership  —  Sprint and Spotify Plan to Partner Up  —  Sprint and Spotify are working to push the streaming music service out to the wireless carrier's customers.  —  A planned tie-up between the two companies …

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Josh Lowensohn / The Verge: Apple rests its case against Samsung after calling it a copycat yet again  —  After nearly five full days of court, Apple has rested its case against Samsung, marking a turning point in a trial where billions of dollars hang in the balance.  Now it's Samsung's turn to go on the offensive …

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Joe Mullin / Ars Technica: Another SF protest at the home of a Googler targets lawyer accused of evicting families  —  SF housing protests get personal as second Googler is confronted at home  —  Protest is the third in recent months to target a Google employee personally.  —  There's an undeniable second boom underway …

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Kara Swisher / Re/code: IAC bought 11% of Tinder from Palihapitiya for only $55M, valuating company at $500M  —  Hot But Not That Hot: Tinder Stake Sale Puts Valuation of Whole Startup at $500 Million  —  As in dating online, the Bloomberg report that put the valuation of popular dating app Tinder at $5 billion was a little too good to be true.

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docs.google.com: NSA and Federal government were not aware of Heartbleed vulnerability before April 2014  —  NSC statement on Heartbleed  —  Reports that NSA or any other part of the government were aware of the so-called Heartbleed vulnerability before April 2014 are wrong.

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Wall Street Journal: Amazon plans to announce a smartphone in June, to ship by the end of September  —  Amazon Preparing to Release Smartphone  —  Retailer Has Plans to Announce Phone in June, Begin Shipping By End of September  —  Amazon.com Inc. is preparing to release a smartphone in the second half of this year …

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The United States Department of Justice: DOJ charges 9 individuals for using Zeus malware to steal millions, 2 extradited from UK  —  Nine Charged in Conspiracy to Steal Millions of Dollars Using “Zeus” Malware … Nine alleged members of a wide-ranging racketeering enterprise and conspiracy who infected thousands of business computers …

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NSA/CSS / @nsa_pao: Statement: NSA was not aware of the recently identified Heartbleed vulnerability until it was made public.

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Drew Houston / The Dropbox Blog: Dropbox responds to uproar over Rice: our commitment to your rights and privacy will continue  —  Our commitment to your rights and privacy  —  There's nothing more important to us than keeping your stuff safe and secure.  It's why we've been fighting for transparency and government surveillance reform …

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TechCrunch: Box Debuts ‘Box Open Source’ To Share Its Internal Tools With The Larger Developer World  —  Box today unveiled a new initiative called Box Open Source for sharing its own homegrown open source engineering tools with the larger programming community.  —  The project was announced this afternoon …

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