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June 1, 2014, 5:50 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 …
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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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.
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 …
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.

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