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June 9, 2012, 10:35 AM

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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Apple to Release New Tracking Tool for App Developers  —  Apple Inc. is planning to release a new way for mobile app developers to track who uses their software, according to people briefed on Apple's plans, the company's latest attempt to balance developers' appetite for targeting data with consumers' unease over how it is used.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
WWDC 2012 Roundup: iOS 6, new Macs, iCloud updates, and OS X Mountain Lion (+ Bonus new Apple App)  —  WWDC 2011 was the last Apple event Steve Jobs would be a part of and one of the last public appearances he made.  Since then, Apple has continued to soldier on, adding value to its market cap …
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Pinterest Just Hired A Big Name Lawyer From Google To Deal With One Of Its Biggest Threats  —  Today, Pinterest found an executive it hopes will be able to deal with an existential threat.  —  His name is Michael Yang.  —  Today is Yang's last day as deputy general counsel at Google.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Flame espionage malware issues self-destruct command  —  The command removes all traces of the malware on a computer.  —  The Flame espionage malware that infected Iranian computers has initiated a self-destruct command that removes all traces of itself on infected machines that receive the instruction, researchers said.
Jeffrey Katz / Wall Street Journal:
Google's Monopoly and Internet Freedom  —  When one company controls nearly 82% of the global search market and 98% of the mobile search market, it's time for serious changes.  —  It's a position all business leaders would love to find themselves in—a massive IPO, dominance in the marketplace …
Amit Singhal / Google Public Policy Blog:
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Apple to introduce TV SDK at WWDC  —  We have heard from a source that Apple will be introducing a TV SDK at WWDC next week.  This would enable third-party developers to create software for Apple's TV products.  BGR reported late last month that Apple has plans to demonstrate …
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica:
Whopping .038% of Facebook users vote on data use policy change  —  Facebook's grudging institution of a vote fizzles, as the site hoped it would.  —  Facebook closed the vote on its new data use policy and new statement of rights and responsibilities Friday, with a paltry 342,632 ballots cast as of a minute before closing.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Judge Posner Dumps Ridiculous Patent Fight Between Apple & Motorola As Contrary To The Public Interest  —  Judge Richard Posner is, perhaps, the most influential judge not on the Supreme Court.  Beyond writing a ton of books (and columns and articles and blog posts), his rulings often seem to carry extra weight.
More: GigaOM, BGR and VentureBeat
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Porn, gambling, and malware: Bitcoin as the Net's Wild West  —  Porn, gambling, and malware: Bitcoin as the Net's Wild West  —  A year after the bubble popped, we check on the cryptocurrency's progress.  —  On June 8, 2011, the same day Ars Technica ran its first story about Bitcoin …
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
ETSI finally publishes its 4FF nano-SIM standard, goes with unaltered Apple-proposed design  —  A week after it announced that it had chosen the final standard for the new 4FF nano-SIM standard, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has finally updated the documentation on its website …

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