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April 19, 2013, 3:05 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.
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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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 …
Wall Street Journal:
IBM in Talks to Sell Part of Its Server Unit to Lenovo  —  International Business Machines Corp. is looking to part ways with the servers that have powered much of the Internet.  —  The company is in advanced discussions to sell its so-called x86 server business to China's Lenovo Group Ltd., people familiar with the matter 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.
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 …
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.
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Tech's Rust Belt Takes Shape  —  Technology has long distributed its riches unequally.  But the sector has seldom seemed so sharply divided between disrupters and the disrupted.  —  Computing pioneer International Business Machines Corp. on Thursday reported its revenue dropped 5% after failing …
More: MoneyBeat
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 …
More: Business InsiderTweets: @tim and @brooke
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Where's Twitter Music For Android?  Why Today's Tech Companies Are Still Going iOS First  —  Where is Twitter Music for Android?  With today's launch of Twitter's new music discovery platform, the company has again made a move to sideline the install base of around half of the U.S.'s smartphone audience …
More: TUAW, hypebot and The LoopThanks:@pickavet
Google:
Google Inc. Announces First Quarter 2013 Results  —  Google Inc. today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.  “We had a very strong start to 2013, with $14.0 billion in revenue, up 31% year-on-year,” said Larry Page, CEO of Google.

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Microsoft:
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Intel:
Intel Unveils 8-Core Processor Gaming Monster at PAX  —  Intel just announced its first 8 core, 16 thread gaming monster — otherwise known as the Intel® Core™ i7-5960X processor Extreme Edition desktop processor …
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