June 10, 2013, 11:30 AM

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Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
What iOS7 looks like (and other tidbits)  —  Mark's already run down much of what we think will happen at WWDC.  —  I've been given a quick peek at an early beta of iOS7 and can only describe what I've seen.  I'm told I can't post the screenshots because Apple embeds little watermarks that could land the source in some trouble.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple to live stream WWDC 2013 keynote on website, iOS, Apple TV  —  Like as it has done for some events in the past, Apple has pushed a WWDC app to Apple TV units overnight in order to access a live stream for today's keynote.  —  Thanks, Batuhan  —  Apple is yet to announce whether …
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Barton Gellman / Washington Post:
Code name ‘Verax’: Snowden, in exchanges with Post reporter, made clear he knew risks  —  He called me BRASSBANNER, a code name in the double-barreled style of the National Security Agency, where he worked in the signals intelligence directorate.  —  Verax was the name he chose for himself, “truth teller” in Latin.
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Technology Emboldened the NSA  —  Advances in Computer, Software Paved Way for Government's Data Dragnet  —  WASHINGTON—Key advances in computing and software in recent years opened the door for the National Security Agency to analyze far larger volumes of phone, Internet and financial data …
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Keith Bradsher / New York Times:
Hong Kong Seen as Likely to Extradite Leaker if U.S. Asked  —  HONG KONG — In choosing Hong Kong as an initial place to take refuge from the United States government, the National Security Agency contractor who has acknowledged leaking documents has selected a jurisdiction where it may be possible …
Daniel Ellsberg / Guardian:
Edward Snowden: saving us from the United Stasi of America  —  Snowden's whistleblowing gives us a chance to roll back what is tantamount to an ‘executive coup’ against the US constitution  —  In my estimation, there has not been in American history a more important leak than Edward Snowden's release …
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica:
Exclusive: an early look at Intel's own phone UI, “Obsidian”  —  Obsidian's start-up sequence (video link)  —  Intel is planning its own UI overlay, codenamed “Obsidian,” that it will bring to the mobile operating system Tizen and possibly Android, eventually.
This Time It's Real: Google to Buy Waze And Keep It Independent  —  Google is very close to acquiring Waze, the crowd-sourced navigation app, according to two sources close to the situation.  —  While no deal has been inked yet, the acquisition is likely to be finalized in the coming days …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft retrieves lost Windows Phone device with prototype software  —  Apple famously lost an iPhone 4 prototype in a bar, sparking a hunt for the individuals involved in the loss and sale of the handset.  Microsoft has also lost a phone, one running a future Windows Phone ‘Blue’ version of its mobile software.
Adam Volk / The Gameological Society:
Apple's Folly: The story of the Pippin game console  —  The story of the Pippin reads like a geekier, technological version of a Greek tragedy.  It has its heroes and its villains.  There's a strange artifact with supposedly untold magical powers.  And like all good tragedies …

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