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June 1, 2012, 6:25 PM

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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 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
After Years Of Flirting, Facebook And Apple Set To Achieve Relationship Status In iOS 6  —  There's been a lot of flirting going on in recent months between Apple and Facebook.  In February, Apple CEO Tim Cook told a group of investors that Facebook was “the one company that is closest to being like Apple”.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
When Facebook goes down, the Internet barely blinks  —  Facebook went down for a few hours last night, causing people to turn to Twitter to complain, quip and mourn.  But despite the outsized reactions from the site's 901 million users, the web itself barely felt the shock of losing the largest social network on the planet.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Google to head Apple off at the pass by holding 3D Maps event on June 6th, just before WWDC  —  We just got an invite in our inbox to an interesting Google event centered around Google Maps.  The invite says we're invited to an event that will show off The Next Dimension of Google Maps, so we're betting its related to 3D.
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Microsoft Smart Glass coming at E3, AirPlay-style streaming from iOS, Android and Windows Phone?  —  Windows 8 is coming and it features more and better Xbox integration than we've yet seen in an operating system from the company — but it looks like Microsoft has something even bigger up its sleeve.
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.
Bing:
Social Meets Search with the Latest Version of Bing, Available to Everyone in US Today  —  A few weeks ago, we introduced you to the most significant update to Bing since our launch three years ago, combining the best of search with relevant people from your social networks, including Facebook and Twitter.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Forced By Privacy Activist To Put Policy Changes Up For Worldwide Vote Until June 8th  —  Max Schrems, the Austrian founder of Europe Vs. Facebook, has forced Facebook to put proposed policy changes up for a vote by all its users.  By mobilizing his privacy group …
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Wow!  Apple Turns Over Its Inventory Once Every 5 *Days*  —  Apple turns over its inventory once every five days.  —  That's part of why a new report from the technology research firm, Gartner, ranked Apple's supply chain the best in the world.  And it's pretty amazing when you think about it.
Bloomberg:
Twitter Said To Expect $1 Billion In Sales In 2014 On Ad Growth  —  Twitter Inc. expects to generate at least $1 billion in sales in 2014, two people with knowledge of the matter said, indicating that the blogging service will grow about twice as fast as some analysts now predict.
Reuters:
Cisco sues TiVo over DVRs  —  (Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc has filed a lawsuit to void four TiVo Inc patents related to digital video recorders, escalating a battle over who has the right to profit from sales of the popular machines.  —  In a complaint filed on Wednesday …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Windows 8: Why I'm struggling with Microsoft's new thing  —  The debut of the Windows 8 Release Preview yesterday was a key milestone in Microsoft's march to release its new operating system later this year.  —  I've been using different versions of Windows 8 off and on since last September …
Bloomberg:
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.
Wailin Wong / Chicago Tribune:
Groupon lock-up period ends Friday, letting insiders sell stock for first time  —  Top executives have said they will not sell; analysts predict many others will sit tight, wait for share price to improve  —  On Friday, Groupon insiders will be allowed to sell their stock for the first time since the company went public in November.
Tony Bradley / PC World:
Microsoft Does the Right Thing with Default ‘Do Not Track’  —  Microsoft has rattled online advertisers by enabling the ‘Do Not Track’ technology by default in the Windows 8 Release Preview.  Despite what the “trackers” might think, though, the “trackees” will appreciate that Microsoft …
Ryan Singel / Wired:
Brian Heater / Engadget:
AT&T CEO predicts data-only plans within two years  —  The fact that modern smartphones still actually make voice calls may well come as a surprise to many users happy to use their mobile devices as pocket-sized computers.  Carriers, on the other hand, seem content to keep the “phone” in smartphone.
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Judge won't bar Steve Jobs quotes from patent trial  —  (Reuters) - Steve Jobs gave a lot of juicy quotes before he died, and Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has failed to keep some of them out of an upcoming patent trial against Google's (GOOG.O) Motorola Mobility unit, according to a court ruling.
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