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An Open Letter to Garbage from photographer Pat Pope over whether the band should pay to use his photos in new book
“It’s Not My Job to Plug Things In,” and Other Nightmare IT Stories
Jay Z enlists millionaire musicians to promote relaunch of Tidal music service
The World’s Most Famous Musicians Just Hosted a Bonkers Press Conference
15 brands that prove April Fools’ Day is an awkward, embarrassing mess
Leaked Footage Of Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘Fracas’ Has Emerged
Tributes to Sir Terry Pratchett
Twitter’s new live streaming service, Periscope, has a harassment problem
IN THE NEWS
Amazon Dash Buttons
Amazon launches Home Services to sell everything from an oil change to piano lessons
Amazon tests delivery drones at secret Canada site after US frustration
The Shut-In Economy By Lauren Smiley
First look at Project Spartan, Microsoft’s take on the modern browser
The Senate wants to know if the White House protected Google from the FTC
Man Has Night Vision Injected Into His Eyeballs
April 21 Is Your Last Chance for Mobile Optimization Before ‘Mobilegeddon’
Meerkat is dying – and it’s taking U.S. tech journalism with it
The HTML Tags the New York Times, CNN Use During Tragedies
Facebook’s New HQ has a Massive 9-Acre Garden on the Roof
Airbnb Is Now Available in Cuba
Uber Hires a Security Chief From Facebook
How one man could have deleted every video on YouTube
Privacy Is Becoming a Premium Service
Private Internet Access
This Identity Suite Says It’s an All-in-One Cybersecurity Solution. Is That What We Need?
What Have You Learned, Target?
2 Ex-Federal Agents in Silk Road Case Are Charged With Fraud
New Silk Road docs show how site got looted by cop who hijacked dealers’ accounts
Sign Up at irs.gov Before Crooks Do It For You
Passphrases That You Can Memorize — But That Even The NSA Can’t Guess
Slack Hacked – March 2015 Security Incident and the Launch of Two Factor Authentication
Wandsworth Prison escapee Neil Moore faked bail email
Leave Facebook if you don’t want to be spied on, warns EU
Facebook accused of tracking all users even if they delete accounts, ask never to be followed
After Snowden, The NSA Faces Recruitment Challenge
GPS tracking counts as a “search”, says US Supreme Court
Obama signs executive order imposing sanctions on overseas hackers
COMMENT OF THE WEEK
Bitly-Viglink Affiliate Deal Raises Concerns
Bitly Affiliate Test
Bitly Now a VigLink Publisher
Anonymous Protest in San Francisco
THE WEB’S NOT DEAD
The Best Single-Purpose Web Sites That Do Exactly What They Say They Do
What If Morrissey Lyrics Were Motivational Posters?
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?