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June 6, 2013, 9:50 PM

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Washington Post:
U.S. intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program  —  The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs …
Washington Post:
NSA slides explain the PRISM data-collection program  —  Through a Top-Secret program authorized by federal judges working under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the U.S. intelligence community can gain access to the servers of nine internet companies for a wide range of digital data.
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
Facebook, Apple, Google and Microsoft deny participation in US government spying program PRISM  —  Shortly after reports of PRISM surfaced — a program which reportedly enables the US government to tap directly into the central servers of nine US-based Internet companies …
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Collects Vast Data Trove  —  NSA Monitoring Includes Three Major Phone Companies, as Well as Online Activity WASHINGTON—The National Security Agency's monitoring of Americans includes customer records from the three major phone networks as well as emails and Web searches …
Anna Palmer / Politico:
Verizon on offense behind the scenes  —  Officially, telecom giant Verizon has no comment about turning over millions of customers call logs to the government.  —  But behind the scenes, the company is vetting requests from senior Capitol Hill aides and others, asking Obama administration officials …
Peter Burrows / Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Start iPhone Trade-In Program in Stores  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) is starting an iPhone trade-in program this month aimed at getting users to upgrade to the iPhone 5 and turn in older models, people with knowledge of the plans said.  —  Apple has teamed up with Brightstar Corp. …
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Google: Search hits, YouTube views are key predictors of a movie's box office performance  —  Google has released a white paper that shows a proportional impact on a movie's box office success based on the number of searches that it receives.  Among the insights, the company highlights …
Andrew Sinkov / Evernote Blog:
Evernote Reminders Arrive on Android  —  Reminders, our most requested feature of all time, is now available on Android!  With Reminders you get three great features all rolled into one: alarms, note based to-dos and the ability to pin notes to the top of your note list.  Let's take a closer look.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Video Discovery Startup Showyou Launches Channel Platform, Unveils A Revenue Model  —  We've been following video discovery startup Showyou since its very earliest days.  The company has created an app that makes it easier for video viewers on a mobile phone or tablet to find new content, and share it with friends.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Mulling Buy of Address Book App Maker Xobni  —  Yahoo is in serious discussions to buy Xobni, maker of address book apps and plugins, according to sources familiar with the situation.  —  The two companies have been talking for a while, but a deal appears more imminent now, the sources said.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Amazon Demanded Same Terms From Publishers For Which Apple is Now On Trial  —  When Apple negotiated its e-book contracts with the five publishers with which it would ultimately launch iBooks, the company demanded a “most favored nation provision” that required publishers to match …
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
3-D Printer Firm MakerBot in Acquisition Talks  —  MakerBot Industries LLC, the fast-growing maker of 3-D printers, is in talks with suitors that could lead to the sale of the New York-based company, people familiar with the matter said.  —  The four-year-old startup was recently gauging …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Facebook Adds Dock Feature in Effort to Make Its Home More Inviting  —  Facebook on Thursday announced that it has added a new feature designed to make its Facebook Home software more appealing.  —  The social network is adding a dock to Facebook Home that allows users to more easily access their favorite apps.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Twitter Signs Its Second Big Ad Deal, This Time With WPP  —  In April, Twitter linked up with ad giant Starcom in a deal worth “hundreds of millions” over a few years.  Now it has another one, with Starcom's rival WPP.  —  WPP's press release doesn't mention a dollar value …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Microsoft finally gets specific about Xbox One's internet connection, used games policy and Kinect privacy  —  Today, Microsoft has posted a series of articles detailing exactly the way that the Xbox One will handle a permanent internet connection requirement, how it allows users to trade …

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