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June 2, 2014, 12:30 AM

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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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Google plans to spend over $1B to deploy low altitude satellites for internet access in remote areas  —  Google Invests in Satellites to Spread Internet Access  —  Company Projects Spending More Than $1 Billion to Connect Unwired Reaches of the Globe  —  Google Inc. plans to spend …
Mat Honan / Wired:
Making Glass cool: Google can learn from Beats by making endorsement deals with athletes  —  Why Only Beats Can Teach Google Glass How to Be Cool  —  When Apple dropped $3 billion on Beats this week, it was pretty clear Cupertino was more interested in the software and people than the hardware.
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 …
Tweets: @kashhill and @sarahjeong
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
Iranian hackers posed as former UN ambassador John Bolton to extract information on LinkedIn  —  Iran Is Using a Neocon to Hack Its Foes  —  John Bolton, the former U.N. ambassador under George W. Bush, is playing an unexpectedly prominent role in an Iranian cyberspying campaign.
More: New York TimesTweets: @pmarca
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 …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
MOG Is Dead, Corpse Now Points To Its Acquirer Beats  —  After 9 years in the game, MOG has completely shut down its streaming music service and now directs users to Beats, which acquired it in July 2012 for $14 million...and which was itself acquired by Apple this week.
More: CNET, App Advice and The VergeThanks:@joshconstine

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