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May 13, 2014, 8:30 AM

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Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
NSA routinely receives or intercepts US-made routers and servers to implant backdoors before international shipping  —  how the NSA tampers with US-made internet routers  —  The NSA has been covertly implanting interception tools in US servers heading overseas - even though the US government …
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Sources: Xbox Live to remove Gold requirement for Netflix, Hulu  —  Coming soon, according to internal Microsoft sources: two fewer white dots on this promotional card.  —  We can report that multiple sources within Microsoft have been briefed on plans to make a long-awaited change …
Reuters:
EU top court upholds “right to be forgotten”, says Google must edit sensitive search results  —  Europe's top court: people have right to be forgotten on Internet  —  People can ask Google to delete sensitive information from its Internet search results, Europe's top court said on Tuesday.
Paul Rosania / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter's new mute feature lets you hide users from your home timeline  —  Another way to edit your Twitter experience: with mute  —  Today we're beginning to introduce a new account feature called mute to people who use our iPhone and Android apps and twitter.com.
Yinka Adegoke / Billboard:
Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre could be unveiled as Apple executives at WWDC, deal to be announced later this week  —  Apple May Unveil Iovine, Dr. Dre Exec Appointments at June Conference  —  Apple could unveil Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre as its latest recruits at its Worldwide Developers' Conference in June …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Motorola adds LTE to Moto G, launches $129 Moto E  —  Motorola adds LTE to Moto G, introduces an even cheaper Moto E  —  Shipping with Android 4.4 and a guaranteed upgrade to the next major version of Android  —  The Moto G is the best selling smartphone in Motorola history.
The Cryptocurrency Times:
The popular online wallet Dogevault is offline, large amounts of Dogecoin appear to have been stolen  —  Dogevault is a popular online wallet, where people can store and send Dogecoin.  It provides no advantage over a normal Dogecoin wallet however, and generally online wallets are regarded as risky …
Dale Russakoff / New Yorker:
Zuckerberg's $100M pledge in 2010 to reform Newark schools has had little benefit to students  —  SCHOOLED - Cory Booker, Chris Christie, and Mark Zuckerberg had a plan to reform Newark's schools.  They got an education.  —  Late one night in December, 2009, a black Chevy Tahoe in a caravan …
Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:
AT&T customers can connect their GM 4G cars to shared data plans for $10 a month  —  If you were thinking about buying one of General Motors' new-fangled 4G cars this summer but were wondering how much that LTE connectivity would cost you, then GM and AT&T today provided an answer.
Steven Melendez / Motherboard:
How Non-Profits Are Cashing In on the Cryptocurrency Boom  —  Bitcoin is often discussed as the backbone of the online drug trade, an interesting speculative investment, or simply a futuristic way to order pizza.  But proponents say the cryptocurrency also has great potential for the nonprofit world.
Jackie Dove / The Next Web:
Moju: a Vine-like app for sharing 24-frame animated photos viewed by twisting your iPhone left to right  —  Moju, a self-styled Instagram on steroids, showcases photos with an animated twist  —  There's still images and video; there's even multimedia images with sound effects …
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Dylan Tweney / VentureBeat:
Uber brings a cheaper SUV service, UberXL, to San Francisco  —  Above: An Uber SUV.  Not to be confused with the much cheaper UberXL SUV.  —  For those times when the party is not just breaking up, but moving to a whole new location, the typical Uber car might feel a little cramped.

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