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July 9, 2013, 9:15 AM

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Rebecca Jeschke / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Federal Judge Allows EFF's NSA Mass Spying Case to Proceed  —  Rejects Government's State Secret Privilege Claims in Jewel v. NSA and Shubert v. Obama  —  San Francisco - A federal judge today rejected the U.S. government's latest attempt to dismiss the Electronic Frontier Foundation's …
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / ZDNet:
Google releases fix to OEMs for Blue Security Android security hole  —  Summary: Google has found a fix for a vulnerability in Android's security model that could allow attackers to convert 99 percent of all applications into Trojan malware.  —  It doesn't get much scarier than this.
Todd Hoff / High Scalability:
The Architecture Twitter Uses to Deal with 150M Active Users, 300K QPS, a 22 MB/S Firehose, and Send Tweets in Under 5 Seconds  —  Toy solutions solving Twitter's “problems” are a favorite scalability trope.  Everybody has this idea that Twitter is easy.  With a little architectural hand waving …
More: Co.LabsTweets: @nikcub and @matthewsinclair
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Microsoft Restructuring Set for Thursday  —  According to numerous sources close to the situation, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is poised to unveil his plan to drastically restructure the tech giant this week.  And, while timing might change, sources said that the current plan is to make it public on Thursday.
Cade Metz / Wired:
This Is the Woman at the Heart of Everything Google Builds  —  There was a time when Melody Meckfessel juggled two wardrobes: one for one Google, and one for the rest of her life.  Her Google wardrobe included hoodies and t-shirts and blue jeans — standard engineering garb — never blouses, skirts, or dresses.
Timothy J. Seppala / Engadget:
New Chrome developer tools bring Bluetooth, iTunes integration to packaged apps  —  Google's latest Chrome developer tools could give us even fewer reasons to close our browser — devs can now build packaged apps with access to Google Wallet, Google Analytics, Bluetooth devices and an API that dives into the user's music library.
TechCrunch:
TaskRabbit Confirms Layoffs As It Realigns To Focus On Mobile And Enterprise  —  TaskRabbit, the San Francisco startup that runs a marketplace for outsourcing errands and temporary work projects, has laid off a number of staffers as part of a larger restructuring, TechCrunch has learned.
Andy / TorrentFreak:
Three Strikes and You're Still In - France Kills Piracy Disconnections  —  The so-called “graduated response” to the file-sharing issue has for years been championed by the mainstream music and movie industries.  —  According to the theory, Internet subscribers who are continually warned …
Chance Miller / 9to5Google:
Android distribution numbers updated for July, Jelly Bean now the most used version  —  As it does every month, Google has just updated the Android distribution data to reflect the month of July.  Jelly Bean is now running on 37.9 percent of devices, with 32.3 percent of those running Android 4.1.x.
Chun Han Wong / Southeast Asia Real Time:
Singapore Defends New Internet Rules … SINGAPORE—Singapore's government, facing growing disquiet from foreign investors over tightened rules on news websites, on Monday defended the new regulations and downplayed concerns over potential impact on business and Web freedoms.
More: Reuters
Bradley Brooks / Associated Press:
Brazil opens investigation into US spying  —  SAO PAULO (AP) - The Brazilian government began an investigation Monday into whether telecommunications firms operating in the country cooperated with the U.S. as part of a spying program that has collected data on billions of telephone and email conversations.
More: Techdirt

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