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10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL)

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Good morning! Here's the news: Apple is fighting back against iPhone scalpers in Hong Kong. Apple has hired a new head of retail operations. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo defended Twitter's ability to censor tweets by country. Check out Twitter's excellent recruiting video. Paypal, Yahoo, Google, and others have declared...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL)

Washington Post: NSA, FBI tapping directly into servers of 9 leading internet companies

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On the heels of yesterday's revelation that the NSA is bulk collecting call logs from Verizon Business customers, the Washington Post is reporting tonight on another initiative, code named PRISM, According to the report, it gives the FBI and NSA the ability to extract "audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents...
Washington Post: NSA, FBI tapping directly into servers of 9 leading internet companies

Apple Denies PRISM Knowledge, Explains Releases Of Customer Data

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Apple today released a statement revealing that it, too, has received requests for consumer data from Federal, state and local authorities in the United States, even as it denied participation in the alleged PRISM program conducted by the NSA. Apple joins Facebook and Microsoft as companies that have made public...
Apple Denies PRISM Knowledge, Explains Releases Of Customer Data

Google's loss is Yahoo's gain as Marissa Mayer becomes Yahoo CEO

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Marissa Mayer, one of the most well-known and longest-tenured employees of Google, resigned from Google today. She will take over as CEO of Yahoo tomorrow, the New York Times and other outlets are reporting. Marissa Mayer, newly anointed CEO of Yahoo. Google+ The struggles of Yahoo are well documented. The...
Google's loss is Yahoo's gain as Marissa Mayer becomes Yahoo CEO

5 things Marissa Mayer will change about Yahoo

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Google's main product were driven by data, not art. Can the new Yahoo boss bring that mindset from Google? [Read more]...
5 things Marissa Mayer will change about Yahoo

Leak reveals mass internet snooping program: feds pull personal data from Google, Apple

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The FBI and the National Security Agency have been pulling photos, emails and other personal information from the servers of nine US internet companies, according to an explosive report in the Washington Post that describes a secret six-year snooping program. Highly confidential slides explaining the program, known as PRISM, say...
Leak reveals mass internet snooping program: feds pull personal data from Google, Apple

Cisco: We Aren't Trying To Dump Our TV Set-Top Business (CSCO)

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Cisco wants you to know that it loves its television set top business and isn't thinking of selling it off. The New York post reported yesterday that the company was trying to shed that unit. Cisco paid close to $7 billion in 2006 to enter the set top business...
Cisco: We Aren't Trying To Dump Our TV Set-Top Business (CSCO)
Gmail finally blows past Hotmail to become the world’s largest email service

Report: Google Could Soon Face New FTC Antitrust Probe Into Its Display Ads Business

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Bloomberg today reports that Google could face a new U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) antitrust probe into its display advertising business. As Bloomberg’s Brian Womack and Sara Forden note, the FCC is looking into whether Google used its strong position in this market to “illegally curb competition.” The investigators, the...
Report: Google Could Soon Face New FTC Antitrust Probe Into Its Display Ads Business

Internet M&A Deals Down 55% Year-Over-Year, Thanks To Tech IPO Boom

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Facebook’s eight year history is famously speckled with a number of buyout offers from the likes of Yahoo, Google, and Microsoft. But each time, founder Mark Zuckerberg opted to keep his company independent — against the advice of many. Now, with Facebook gearing up to hold an initial public offering...
Internet M&A Deals Down 55% Year-Over-Year, Thanks To Tech IPO Boom

Today's Scuttlebot: Yahoo-Google Deal and Ladies' Laptop Bags

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Thursday, selections include an analysis of a deals to make Beats by Dre headphones, Facebook and European officials resolving a dispute over facial recognition data and a new agreement between yahoo...
Today's Scuttlebot: Yahoo-Google Deal and Ladies' Laptop Bags

Twitter Emerging as Online Video Power Broker [STATS]

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New stats we’ve just been shown by video measurement company TubeMogul show that Twitter is quickly growing as a top referrer for web video traffic, far outpacing Facebook, Yahoo, Google and Bing.Further, when it comes to getting users to watch videos, users who discovered a video via Twitter tend...
Twitter Emerging as Online Video Power Broker [STATS]
Facebook & Google on PRISM: 'It wasn't me'

A Super Easy Way To Fix Email

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Email isn't the worst thing in the world. But it's pretty crappy. A lot of people have tried to fix it, and yet, here we are. Crappy email experiences rule the day. Personally, my big problem with email is that I want to read 5 messages out of every 100...
A Super Easy Way To Fix Email

WaPost backtracks on claim tech companies 'participate knowingly' in PRISM data collection

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The Washington Post published an investigative report uncovering the government-run PRISM program, which allegedly monitored US citizen’s Internet activity illegally, but now the paper is stepping away from its initial claim that nine tech firms knowingly provided data to the government. Early reports of PRISM left two key allegations unanswered:...
WaPost backtracks on claim tech companies 'participate knowingly' in PRISM data collection
Former Yahoo India CTO develops search engine to transform K12

Oh, And One More Thing: NSA Directly Accessing Information From Google, Facebook, Skype, Apple And More

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Obviously, the Verizon/NSA situation was merely a small view into just how much spying the NSA is doing on everyone. And it seems to be spurring further leaks and disclosures. The latest, from the Washington Post, is that the NSA has direct data mining capabilities into the data held by...
Oh, And One More Thing: NSA Directly Accessing Information From Google, Facebook, Skype, Apple And More

Intelligence Program Gives US Government Direct Access to Customer Data on Apple Servers

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The Guardian and The Washington Post newspapers are reporting on a top secret intelligence program that gives the U.S. National Security Agency direct access to user data on corporate servers across a wide spectrum of Internet companies including Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, and Apple. Apple reportedly...
Intelligence Program Gives US Government Direct Access to Customer Data on Apple Servers
Ex-Microsoft Engineer: PRISM Is Highly Improbable For These Four Reasons (MSFT)

Report: European Commission May Force Google To Change How It Presents Its Search Results

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission gave Google a slap on the wrist after it concluded its antitrust investigation into the company’s business practices, but it looks like it may not get away that easily in Europe. The Financial Times reports that EU Competition Commissioner Joaqiun Almunia wants to “prevent Google...
Report: European Commission May Force Google To Change How It Presents Its Search Results

Why Is Twitter's Search For A French Country Manager Turning To Merde?

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As if it wasn’t tough enough being an entrepreneur in France right now (OK, it’s not impossible, but let’s face it it could be easier) news reaches us that a global tech company like Twitter is having issues putting boots on the ground in the nation’s capital. The news is...
Why Is Twitter's Search For A French Country Manager Turning To Merde?
The Government Wants To Read Your Dropbox Files, Too, Leaked Documents Say

How the NSA might snoop personal web data without the provider's knowledge

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One of the biggest questions out of the NSA snooping controversy was how much 9 tech vendors –  Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype( msft), YouTube and Apple —  knew about a National Security Administration program for snooping on their users data. Facebook’s data center in Prineville, Ore They all denied...
How the NSA might snoop personal web data without the provider's knowledge

Google tried to resist FBI requests for data, but the FBI took it anyway

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Google tried to resist government requests to provide private information about its users. Google filed a petition in March 2013 resisting a national security letter (NSL) from the FBI demanding that it offer up private information about its users....
Google tried to resist FBI requests for data, but the FBI took it anyway

Beyond Twitter: Semantic Analysis of the Real-Time Web

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Many of you probably never heard of the Ellerdale project until this week, when Twitter announced it was one of the company's new partners in receiving the "firehose" of Twitter data, a full feed stream of tweets that was, prior to Monday, only available to the major players like Yahoo!,...
Beyond Twitter: Semantic Analysis of the Real-Time Web
NSA, FBI Tapping Into Data Of Nine Major U.S. Internet Companies

It's Easy To Say Internet Spying Is Wrong Until You're The One Letting Terrorists Kill People Or Not

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Last night, the Washington Post published a story that said that, thanks to partnerships with nine Internet companies, the NSA is able to "literally can watch your ideas form as you type." The Post said it had leaked documents that showed Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple all...
It's Easy To Say Internet Spying Is Wrong Until You're The One Letting Terrorists Kill People Or Not

PRISM program lets FBI, NSA secretly mine data from 9 U.S. tech companies (report)

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The news that Verizon is supplying a wealth of call data to the National Security Agency is just the tip of the iceberg. The Washington Post reported today that nine other tech companies are participating in a top secret data mining program for the FBI and NSA, dubbed PRISM. The companies...
PRISM program lets FBI, NSA secretly mine data from 9 U.S. tech companies (report)

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning. News: The Washington Post reported last night that there is a secret government program called PRISM, which allows the NSA to collect data directly from the central servers of Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple But then, almost all those companies immediately denied knowledge of PRISM,...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning
Turns Out the Cloud Makes It Super Convenient for the NSA to Spy on Your Ass
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