June 1, 2012, 10:50 AM

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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran  —  WASHINGTON — From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran's main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America's …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Confirmed: US, Israel created Stuxnet, lost control of it  —  Stuxnet was never meant to propagate in the wild.  —  The new account is unlikely to alter Iran's view of the US, seen here in a mural on the old US embassy in Tehran  —  David Holt  —  In 2011, the US government rolled out its …
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Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Delivering the Windows 8 Release Preview  —  Today, Windows 8 Release Preview is available for download in 14 languages.  This is our final pre-release, and includes Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, new Windows 8 apps for connecting to Hotmail, SkyDrive, and Messenger (and many more) …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Windows 8 Store: A good start, but can it top Apple's App stores?  —  Windows 8 Store: A good start, but can it top Apple's App stores?  —  Store puts all Metro apps in one place, but needs better discoverability.  —  When Windows 8 ships this fall, it will represent both the next iteration …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
ETSI chooses Apple-inspired proposal for new 4FF nano-SIM standard  —  Despite objections and criticism over the different proposals for a new 4FF (nano-SIM) standard, Apple's nano-SIM proposal has been adopted by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), edging out submissions from Nokia, RIM and Motorola.
John Letzing / Wall Street Journal:
Google Points Antitrust Finger at Microsoft, Nokia  —  Google Inc. said it filed an antitrust complaint Thursday in Europe arguing that Microsoft Corp. and Nokia Corp. are using proxy companies to brandish patents and hurt the prospects of Google's Android mobile-phone software to the advantage of Microsoft's technology.
Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
On Facebook, ‘Likes’ Become Ads  —  SAN FRANCISCO — On Valentine's Day, Nick Bergus came across a link to an odd product on a 55-gallon barrel of ... personal lubricant.  —  He found it irresistibly funny and, as one does in this age of instant sharing, he posted the link on Facebook …
Acer, Toshiba To Take On IPads With Windows 8 Tablets  —  Acer Inc., Toshiba Corp. (6502) and Asustek Computer Inc. (2357) will unveil tablets running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 8 operating system next week, people with knowledge of the matter said, challenging the dominance of Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s iPad.
Ryan Singel / Wired:
In Ad Network Nightmare, Microsoft Making ‘Do Not Track’ Default for IE 10  —  Microsoft announced Thursday that the next version of its browser, IE 10, will ship with the controversial “Do Not Track” feature turned on by default, a first among major browsers, creating a potential threat to online advertising giants.
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Google warned to change search results or face court over antitrust issues  —  European commission wants to address search engine company's dominance which it says could harm competition  —  Europe's antitrust chief has given Google until 2 July to offer changes in its search results …
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Big Data For Higher Ed: With $4.1M From First Round, Floodgate, Former Kaplan Exec Launches Civitas Learning  —  As colleges and universities strain their resources to accommodate an ever-growing, diverse student body, it becomes increasingly difficult to track the progress of individual students …
Michelle Maltais / Los Angeles Times:
Who's got your back online?  —  The Electronic Frontier Foundation assessed and graded privacy policies and practices of 18 Internet companies.  (Electronic Frontier Foundation / May 31, 2012)  —  Twitter may be full of a bunch of followers, but the social networking site has proved itself …

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