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July 5, 2015, 8:20 PM

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The Intercept:
New documents show XKEYSCORE, NSA's Google-like tool, collects more data than previously reported including web searches and router configuration information  —  XKEYSCORE: NSA's Google for the World's Private Communications  —  Illustrations by Blue Delliquanti and David Axe for The Intercept
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
After moderators protested dismissal of a key employee by taking down popular subreddits, Reddit CEO Ellen Pao apologizes for how the transition was handled  —  Reddit Moderators Shut Down Parts of Site Over Employee's Dismissal  —  Hundreds of sections of Reddit, the popular online message board …
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Nearly all major subreddits are set to public again after going private in protest  —  Nearly all major subreddits are back online following Reddit protests  —  Just a day after a massive revolt tore down parts of Reddit, the site now appears to be mostly back to normal.
Kevin Fitchard / Fortune:
The economics of inflight Wi-Fi: why prices and speeds vary so widely  —  The crazy economics of inflight Wi-Fi  —  It's summer time, and that means millions of Americans will soon make their way to airports across the country.  An amenity featured on more and more flights these days …
Tweets: @gigastacey and @kfitchard
Nolan Lawson / Read the Tea Leaves:
Apple is falling behind other browser makers in implementing web standards in Safari  —  Safari is the new IE  —  Last weekend I attended EdgeConf, a conference populated by many of the leading lights in the web industry.  It featured panel talks and breakout sessions with a focus …
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Microsoft's ad business withered because it tried to beat Google in search, overspent on aQuantive, and had warring factions in its organization  —  Autopsy: Why Microsoft's ad business withered  —  On Tuesday, Microsoft said that it was handing over its ad sales business to AOL …
Tweets: @mattrosoff
Whitepages:
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Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
22 Towns in Massachusetts Are Building Their Own Gigabit Fiber Network  —  Large swaths of rural Western Massachusetts are about to get gigabit fiber internet after residents in 22 separate towns decided to join a government cooperative designed to bring high speed broadband to places …

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Microsoft:
Latest Garage releases break new ground for do-it-yourselfers, note takers and more  —  Every creation starts with a sketch.  To make getting his ideas off the ground easier, Dan Marshall crafted a JavaScript software library …
Zoho:
Zoho Survey - Multiple Feature Updates  —  Eagle-eyed users of Zoho Survey would have noticed a few more options popping up over the past couple of weeks.  Wondering whether you might have missed any?  Here is the whole list:
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