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June 14, 2013, 5:25 AM

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Michael Riley / Bloomberg:
U.S. Agencies Said to Swap Data With Thousands of Firms  —  Thousands of technology, finance and manufacturing companies are working closely with U.S. national security agencies, providing sensitive information and in return receiving benefits that include access to classified intelligence, four people familiar with the process said.
James Bamford / Wired:
NSA Snooping Was Only the Beginning, Meet the Spy Chief Leading US Into Cyberwar  —  Infiltration.  Sabotage.  Mayhem.  For years four-star General Keith Alexander has been building a secret army capable of launching devastating cyberattacks.  Now it's ready to unleash hell.
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Secret Court Ruling Put Tech Companies in Data Bind  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In a secret court in Washington, Yahoo's top lawyers made their case.  The government had sought help in spying on certain foreign users, without a warrant, and Yahoo had refused, saying the broad requests were unconstitutional.
eMarketer:
Google Takes Home Half of Worldwide Mobile Internet Ad Revenues  —  Facebook to earn more than one in 10 mobile ad dollars this year  —  Google earned more than half of the $8.8 billion advertisers worldwide spent on mobile internet ads last year, helping propel the company to take in nearly …
Christian Zibreg / iDownloadBlog.com:
New in iOS 7: zooming during video capture  —  As we continue to discover both the big features and smaller nice-to-haves in iOS 7 on an ongoing basis, it has just come to our knowledge that you can access the Camera's zoom controls while shooting video.  —  Think twice before dismissing …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Symantec Cutting up to 1,700 Jobs as Early as Today  —  Security software company Symantec may lay off as many as 1,700 employees as early as today, sources familiar with the company's plans tell AllThingsD.  —  The cuts are part of a company-wide reorganization first announced in January …
Greg Barto / TechCrunch:
Lucas And Spielberg Predict “Massive Implosion” Of Hollywood Caused By Tech Industry  —  George Lucas and Steven Spielberg aren't so bullish on the future of the film industry.  At a talk at USC, the pair agreed that it's on track to have a “massive implosion”.
Microsoft:
Microsoft and Best Buy announce the Windows Store only at Best Buy  —  Store-within-a-store will launch this summer at more than 600 Best Buy locations, offering Windows-based PCs, tablets, accessories and support from dedicated, Microsoft-trained staff.  —  Microsoft Corp. and Best Buy Co …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Josh Elman / Medium:
“How will they make money?” is the wrong question  —  Seems like every year we hear about a few new consumer networks raising large amounts of money at high valuations.  And right on cue, we hear cynics asking, “But how will they ever make money?” let alone “enough money to justify the valuation.”
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple working with Logitech and Moga for MFi game controllers, details framework at WWDC  —  In the clearest sign yet that Apple is serious about supporting dedicated third-party game controllers in iOS, the company held a 45-minute long session at WWDC on Tuesday, showing off app frameworks …

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