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June 9, 2013, 10:35 PM

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Guardian:
Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations  —  The 29-year-old source behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA's history explains his motives, his uncertain future and why he never intended on hiding in the shadows —The individual responsible …
Gregory Ferenstein / TechCrunch:
Spy Whistleblower Comes Forward, Says “NSA Routinely Lies”  —  The NSA whistleblower who exposed America's massive spying operation has come out and taken an interview with the leak reporter, The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald.  “The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything.
Washington Post:
U.S., company officials: Internet surveillance does not indiscriminately mine data  —  The director of national intelligence on Saturday stepped up his public defense of a top-secret government data surveillance program as technology companies began privately explaining the mechanics of its use.
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Government Says Secret Court Opinion on Law Underlying PRISM Program Needs to Stay Secret  —  In a rare public filing in the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), the Justice Department today urged continued secrecy for a 2011 FISC opinion that found the National Security …
More: TechSpot and Wired
Globes Online:
Google set to acquire Waze for $1.3b  —  The acquisition of the Israeli navigation app and traffic report start up will be completed after months of speculation involving Google, Facebook and Apple.  —  Sources inform “Globes” that Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) will acquire Waze Ltd. for $1.3 billion.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
WWDC 2013 Expectations … 12 months later, here we are, on the cusp of WWDC 2013, and nobody outside Apple seems to have any idea what Apple is set to show tomorrow.  Cook's words to Mossberg were anything but empty.  The most secretive company in the industry got more secretive.
Michael Joseph Gross / Vanity Fair:
The Changing and Terrifying Nature of the New Cyber-Warfare  —  On the hidden battlefields of history's first known cyber-war, the casualties are piling up.  In the U.S., many banks have been hit, and the telecommunications industry seriously damaged, likely in retaliation for several major attacks on Iran.
More: The Verge and Forbes
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
Rdio's Larner to Step Down as CEO of Streaming Service  —  Rdio Inc. Chief Executive Officer Drew Larner is leading a search for a new CEO to expand efforts to sell combined music and video subscriptions to the streaming entertainment service.  —  After a transition period, Larner …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Apple VP Eddy Cue's double billing: On stage and in federal court  —  Between WWDC and the e-book antitrust trial, Apple's digital dealmaker has a busy week.  —  FORTUNE — If the trade press reports are true, Eddy Cue will take the stage Monday at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference …
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Disruptions: Celebrities' Product Plugs on Social Media Draw Scrutiny  —  In 1982, Bill Cosby appeared on television showing off a snazzy new computer.  “Looking for a powerful home computer?” he said as he waved his hands over a Texas Instruments PC that looks archaic now.  “This is the one!

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