June 18, 2012, 8:15 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.
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 …
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 …
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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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 …
More: iPhone Alley and TUAW
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 …
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
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Why Nuance Is Giving It Away  —  In 2009, Nuance Communications (NUAN), one of the largest players in voice recognition software, licensed its technology for use in a small mobile app.  That app was Siri, which Apple (AAPL) bought in 2010 and turned into a major feature in the latest iPhone …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Make Way For More Tech Investment: Index Ventures Raises Another €350M Fund  —  The economic signals coming from Europe are leading some to predict a big drop in startup investments up ahead, but that's not the message coming from one of the region's biggest VC firms.
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Inside Google's Plan to Build a Catalog of Every Single Thing, Ever  —  There's a lot more to Google's Knowledge Graph than might be apparent from what you see in a casual search.  —  The ugly truth is that computers don't know anything.  They have no common sense.
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