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June 1, 2014, 3:20 PM

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New York Times:
NSA has collected millions of images of faces from intercepted communications for use in facial recognition  —  N.S.A. Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images  —  The National Security Agency is harvesting huge numbers of images of people from communications that it intercepts through …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Secret Launches In China With A ‘Secret’ Partner, Adds Language Preferences As It Blows Up In Russia  —  Anonymous social sharing app Secret opened up to new users around the globe a few weeks ago, becoming available pretty much everywhere except China.  The company corrected that this weekend …
Larry Seltzer / ZDNet:
Registry hack enables continued updates for Windows XP  —  Summary: A single registry setting makes Windows Update think your XP system is Windows XP POSReady, which will receive updates for another five years.  —  As reported by Wayne Williams at Betanews and confirmed by us …
Shane Harris / Foreign Policy:
Exclusive: Inside the FBI's Fight Against Chinese Cyber-Espionage  —  SolarWorld was fighting a losing battle.  The U.S. subsidiary of the German solar panel manufacturer knew that its Chinese competitors, backed by generous government subsidies, were flooding the American market …
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Adam Satariano / Businessweek:
Apple's Beats Deal Sealed by Ex-Banker Adrian Perica  —  Apple (AAPL) is arguably the most famous company in the world, but its top dealmaker prefers to stay in the shadows.  Adrian Perica, a former Goldman Sachs (GS) banker, sometimes holds meetings with executives of companies he's interested …
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Adario Strange / Mashable:
Justin.tv will stop archiving live streams, delete all existing archived videos after June 8  —  Quick, Save Your Work: Justin.tv to Delete All Video Archives  —  Justin.tv, one of the web's most popular video-streaming sites, announced this week that it will no longer offer video archiving, and will delete existing archives in June.
Arikia Millikan / Medium:
One of Medium's first paid Collection Editors leaves the platform after one year, citing wage disparity, rocky product changes, poor analytics, more  —  LadyBits' First and Last Year on Medium  —  So long, folks.  It's been real.  —  In May of 2013, I signed on as a Collection Editor with Medium to launch LadyBits on Medium.

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