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June 18, 2012, 9:15 AM

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Peter Ha / TechCrunch:
Sources: Microsoft And Barnes & Noble To Announce Tablet With Xbox Live Streaming Tomorrow  —  There's a ton of speculation around what Microsoft will be announcing on Monday in Los Angeles.  Both the Wrap and ATD claim the event will showcase a Microsoft built Windows RT/Windows 8 tablet.
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
U.S. Government Requests For Google Users' Private Data Jump 37% In One Year  —  Updated with a correction from Google below.  —  The American government's appetite for Google's data is growing.  —  In the second half of 2011, Google received 6,321 requests that it hand over its users' private data …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Mozilla takes aim at the iPad browser market with its ‘Junior’ prototype  —  When it comes to browsing the web on iOS, there are plenty of third-party alternatives to Apple's Safari.  Atomic, Dolphin, Mercury, Opera, and Skyfire are just a few that have enjoyed some measure of success on the platform …
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Hacked companies fight back with controversial steps  —  (Reuters) - Frustrated by their inability to stop sophisticated hacking attacks or use the law to punish their assailants, an increasing number of U.S. companies are taking retaliatory action.  —  Known in the cyber security industry as …
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Cocoanetics:
Public Transit in iOS 6  —  By now it is public knowledge that there will be no in-house replacement for routing via public means of transport in iOS 6.  Indeed if you hold an iOS 6 phone (that somebody maybe has left in a bar) and you try to plan a route from point A to point B you find …
Zack Whittaker / CNET:
‘Censorship creep’: Pirate Bay block will affect one-third of U.K.  —  Censorship is a slippery slope.  The United Kingdom: my home.  Case in point.  —  Most U.K. customers accessing The Pirate Bay will see this, or a similar message.  —  (Credit: Zack Whittaker/CNET)
More: TechCrunch
Rory O'Driscoll / GigaOM:
Files in the cloud: Feature, product or company?  —  A few months ago, Bill Gurley wrote a post about Benchmark's investment in Dropbox, and why Dropbox's cloud-based file synchronization is a major disruptor.  Many disagreed, quoting Steve Jobs' assertion that file sync is a feature, not a product.
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Does Auto Layout In iOS 6 Mean A Larger iPhone Screen Is Coming?  —  The WWDC keynote came and went with nary a mention of a new iPhone, but that didn't stop people from ruminating about Apple's newest mobile juggernaut.  Apple's brass spent much of their time on-stage pulling back the curtains …
Thanks:@sohear
Julia Angwin / Wall Street Journal:
Online Tracking Ramps Up  —  Popularity of User-Tailored Advertising Fuels Data Gathering on Browsing Habits  —  Online tracking on 50 of the most-visited websites has risen sharply since 2010, driven in part by the rise of online-advertising auctions, according to a new study by data-management company Krux Digital Inc.
More: AdExchanger.comTweets: @mediaredef
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Zeebox Is Coming To Shake Up Social TV In The US: Here's What It Looks Like  —  Second-screen social TV app Zeebox is coming to the U.S. later this summer, after a successful run in the U.K. The app is the brainchild of Anthony Rose, former CTO of the BBC iPlayer and a big driving force behind …

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