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April 19, 2013, 4:55 PM

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Robert McMillan / Wired:
Apple Finally Reveals How Long Siri Keeps Your Data  —  All of those questions, messages, and stern commands that people have been whispering to Siri are stored on Apple servers for up to two years, Wired can now report.  —  Yesterday, we raised concerns about some fuzzy disclosures in Siri's privacy policy.
Dan Farber / CNET:
Amazon Studios debuts 14 pilots for free viewing  —  Whether the pilots get the green light for a season of episodes will depend on what the data says.  “The goal is to get customer feedback,” says studio head Roy Price.  —  After evaluating more than 4,000 submissions and commissioning …
Alex Hern / New Statesman:
Reddit, Boston and the missing student  —  When crowdsourcing goes wrong.  —  The FBI's two suspect photos. … On 16 March, Sunil Tripathi, a student at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, went missing, leaving behind a cryptic note.  His whereabouts are still unknown …
Christopher Tkaczyk / Fortune:
Marissa Mayer breaks her silence on Yahoo's telecommuting policy  —  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer speaks about ending the work-from-home policy, saying it was “wrongly perceived as industry narrative.”  —  FORTUNE — In the closing keynote at the Great Place to Work conference at the Hyatt Regency Century City …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Twitter sets a May 7th kill date for TweetDeck Android, iPhone, AIR and Facebook integration  —  Back in March, Twitter announced that TweetDeck AIR, TweetDeck for Android and TweetDeck for iPhone would be killed off.  At the time they gave a general ‘early May’ estimate …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
AMD nabs Apple graphics chip designer  —  The PC and server chipmaker will soon announce Raja Koduri is joining AMD's team to work on graphics chip design, CNET has exclusively learned.  —  Advanced Micro Devices will soon announce it has hired a former Apple graphics chip designer to bolster …
Steven Musil / CNET:
Julian Assange's secret chat with Google's chairman  —  Eric Schmidt met with the WikiLeaks founder for five hours in 2011 for material for a book expected to be released next week.  —  Eric Schmidt met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in secret in 2011, according to the transcript …
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Reuters:
Penguin offers to scrap Apple e-book deals to end EU antitrust case  —  (Reuters) - British media group Pearson's Penguin unit has offered to scrap e-book deals with Apple that imposed price restrictions on Amazon and other retailers, EU antitrust regulators said on Friday.
New York Times:
After Apple's Rise, a Bruising Fall  —  Where's the old love, Apple?  —  Wall Street has turned viciously on its one-time iDarling.  The rout in Apple's share price — it fell nearly 2.7 percent on Thursday, bringing the damage since late September to 44 percent — has many wondering when, and where, all of this will end.
Steven Millward / Tech in Asia:
China's Top Apple Hackers Launch a Pirate iOS App Store  —  KuaiYong has just launched this web store for pirated iOS apps.  —  Far from being shut down by Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), the Chinese team behind KuaiYong seems to be thriving.  Last year it made a no-jailbreak-needed alternative …
Dan Whitcomb / Reuters:
LulzSec hacker receives year in prison for Sony breach  —  A hacker who pleaded guilty last year to taking part in an extensive computer breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment was sentenced on Thursday in Los Angeles to a year in prison, followed by home detention, federal prosecutors said.
Stuart Thomas / memeburn:
Reddit faces outages in midst of DDoS attack  —  Reddit is experiencing intermittent outages apparently due to a malicious DDoS attack.  —  Anyone who did manage to access the site meanwhile was greeted with a warning stating that: “Site availability is being impacted by a malicious DDoS attack.

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