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June 11, 2013, 6:00 PM

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David Drummond / The Official Google Blog:
Asking the U.S. government to allow Google to publish more national security request data  —  This morning we sent the following letter to the offices of the Attorney General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Read the full text below.  -Ed.  —  Dear Attorney General Holder and Director Mueller
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
A.C.L.U. Sues to Bar ‘Dragnet’ Collection of Phone Records  —  WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its “dragnet” collection of logs of domestic phone calls, contending that the once-secret program …
Alex Fowler / The Mozilla Blog:
StopWatching.Us: Mozilla launches massive campaign on digital surveillance  —  Last week, media reports emerged that the US government is requiring vast amounts of data from Internet and phone companies via top secret surveillance programs.  The revelations, which confirm many of our worst fears …
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Connecting The PRISM Dots: My New Theory  —  The PRISM story firmly changed course yesterday when The Guardian published a video interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.  If you haven't watched the interview, you should.  It's historic and fascinating.
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
At Facebook Shareholder Meeting, Zuckerberg Stands Behind His Initial PRISM Denial  —  The PRISM story has progressed significantly since last week, when Mark Zuckerberg published Facebook's official response to the reports that it is among a group of tech companies that have been secretly cooperating …
Bill Rigby / Reuters:
Microsoft urges government transparency on security requests  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Tuesday urged the U.S. government for greater transparency on requests for data from security agencies.  —  It follows a demand from Google Inc earlier on Tuesday for permission to publish …
Brian McClendon / The Official Google Blog:
Google Maps and Waze, outsmarting traffic together  —  We've all been there: stuck in traffic, frustrated that you chose the wrong route on the drive to work.  But imagine if you could see real-time traffic updates from friends and fellow travelers ahead of you, calling out “fender bender …
Noam Bardin / Waze Blog:
Waze Joins Google!  —  I am excited to announce today that we have accepted an offer to join Google.  I'd like to share some information about what this means for Waze.  —  Larry Page, Brian McClendon and the Google Maps teams have been following our progress closely and are excited about what we've accomplished.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Google Officially Buys Waze in a $1 Billion-Plus Deal, Will Keep It Independent  —  Google this morning said it had acquired mapping startup Waze, as we had expected it would.  —  Brian McClendon, who is the company's vice president of geo, paid tribute to the Waze community multiple times in a blog post.
AppleInsider:
All Macs capable of running OS X Mountain Lion likely compatible with OS X 10.9 Mavericks  —  According to the release notes accompanying Monday's OS X 10.9 Mavericks Developer Preview, the OS is compatible with all Macs able to run the current version of Apple's desktop operating system, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
Ryan Block / TechCrunch:
Design, And Insecurity, Is Back At Apple  —  “Can't innovate anymore, my ass.”  —  The phrase uttered by Phil Schiller during today's keynote got a few laughs from the predictably enthusiastic WWDC audience.  To me it dropped like a ton of bricked iPhones.  —  Let's catch up.
Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Analysis: The one-two combo Sony used to knock Microsoft out of E3 2013  —  Used game support and lower-priced hardware create a PR coup.  —  Over the past ten years attending events like E3 and the Game Developers Conference, I have been to at least 40 press conferences held by console makers or game publishers both major and minor.
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader:
It's Official: B&N Has Ended Support for Nook PC, Mac Apps  —  A little over a month ago Barnes & Noble quietly removed any mention of their Nook for PC and Nook for Mac apps, and today they confirmed to me that the apps are no longer being supported.  —  When my competition reported several days ago …
Mark Milian / Bloomberg:
The Rest of the World Will Have to Wait for Apple's iTunes Radio  —  Apple Introduces ITunes Radio at Conference  —  ITunes Radio, the streaming-music service Apple announced yesterday at the company's developers conference in San Francisco, is set to hit the digital airwaves this fall.
Shibani Mahtani / Digits:
Microsoft Plots 2014 Launch for Xbox One in Asia  —  Asian gamers will have to wait a year longer than their American counterparts to get their hands on Microsoft's Xbox One, which will only be available in the region in late 2014, a year after its U.S. launch this November.

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