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June 15, 2013, 1:30 AM

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Ted Ullyot / Facebook Newsroom:
Facebook Releases Data, Including All National Security Requests  —  Over the last week, in press statements as well as Mark's post last Friday, we've repeatedly called for governments worldwide to be willing to provide more details about programs aimed at keeping the public safe.
Declan McCullagh / CNET:
Facebook, Microsoft release NSA stats to reassure users  —  In an effort to reassure users, Facebook discloses it has received legal orders to turn over details on about one-thousandth of one percent of user accounts.  So does Microsoft, and Google plans to do the same.
More: ABCNEWS
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Google Calls Facebook's Data Disclosure Deal With The Feds “A Step Back For Users”  —  Facebook disclosed information on how many information requests it received from government agencies on Friday, the first a major internet company has been able to do so.  —  But Google, in a statement released …
More: The Verge and EngadgetTweets: @benl
Moxie Marlinspike / Wired:
Why ‘I Have Nothing to Hide’ Is the Wrong Way to Think About Surveillance  —  Suddenly, it feels like 2000 again.  Back then, surveillance programs like Carnivore, Echelon, and Total Information Awareness helped spark a surge in electronic privacy awareness.
Lana Lam / South China Morning Post:
Edward Snowden: Classified US data shows Hong Kong hacking targets  —  Top-secret US government records shown to Post by whistle-blower give details of computer IP addresses hacked by NSA in HK and mainland — Classified US government data shown to the South China Morning Post …
Michael Riley / Bloomberg:
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Joanna Stern / ABCNEWS:
Facebook to Hold Mysterious Product Launch Event on June 20  —  Facebook seems to have even more products up its sleeve.  On the heels of releasing its new hashtag feature this week and the roll out of its new iPhone and Android features, the company will hold an event on Thursday …
Mike Cassidy / The Official Google Blog:
Introducing Project Loon: Balloon-powered Internet access  —  The Internet is one of the most transformative technologies of our lifetimes.  But for 2 out of every 3 people on earth, a fast, affordable Internet connection is still out of reach.  And this is far from being a solved problem.
Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
EU to end mobile roaming charges next year  —  Consumers will next year be able to use their mobile phones across the European Union for the same price as at home, it is planned, after officials voted to fast-track major reforms of telecoms regulation.  —  It will cost the same to use …
Horace Dediu / asymco:
What's an Apple user worth?  —  This week Apple announced that iTunes has 575 million accounts.  This is the 8th update (that I know of) over the last four years.  The history of this data is shown in the following graph.  —  The number of accounts has increased by almost a factor of six since late 2009.
TechCrunch:
Path Is On The Path To New Funding, Approaching $1B Valuation  —  We're hearing from multiple sources that private social network Path is raising a new round of funding that could value the company as high as $1 billion.  According to one source, the company is in the process …
Julia White / The Microsoft Office Blog:
Office Mobile for iPhone now available for Office 365 subscribers  —  Today, we're releasing Office Mobile for iPhone available at no extra charge from the Apple App Store for Office 365 Home Premium and Office 365 ProPlus subscribers.  Similar to our free Office Mobile for Windows Phone …
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