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April 19, 2013, 1:05 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 …
WikiLeaks:
Transcript of secret meeting between Julian Assange and Google CEO Eric Schmidt  —  On the 23 of June, 2011 a secret five hour meeting took place between WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, who was under house arrest in rural UK at the time, and Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
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.
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 …
Matthew Miller / ZDNet:
HTC One available at AT&T and Sprint, Developer Edition delayed  —  Summary: HTC needs to hit it out of the ballpark to turn the financial tide and it comes to two US carriers today.  However, the Developer Edition is delayed and the Galaxy S4 is coming around the corner.  —  Matthew Miller
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 …
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: hypebot, TUAW 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.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Broadband internet arrives in California's Gold Country through white spaces deployment  —  While select outfits race to make satellite broadband an acceptable solution for those who need ping times south of three digits, there's another game in town looking to quietly revolutionize rural access.
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Here are Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Peter Klein's internal memos regarding the CFO's exit  —  TNW has obtained copies of the internal memos sent by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and departing CFO Peter Klein concerning the latter's departure.  That exit was announced as part of Microsoft's quarterly earnings.
Alex Howard / Strata:
Finding and telling data-driven stories in billions of tweets  —  Twitter has hired its first data editor.  Simon Rogers, one of the leading practitioners of data journalism in the world, will join Twitter in May.  He will be moving his family from London to San Francisco and applying …
More: Simon Rogers, PressGazette and CNETTweets: @smfrogersThanks:@digiphile

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