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June 6, 2014, 5:20 AM

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Verizon sends Netflix cease and desist over streaming quality warnings  —  Verizon has sent a cease and desist order to Netflix demanding that it stop presenting its subscribers with messages blaming Verizon's network for poor streaming performance, according to CNBC.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Safari in iOS 8 uses camera to scan and enter credit card info  —  In iOS 8, Apple has a new feature in Safari that allows users to scan a credit card with the device's camera rather than manually entering the number when making a purchase online.  —  When entering a credit card number …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Still reeling from Heartbleed, OpenSSL suffers from crypto bypass flaw  —  A researcher has uncovered another severe vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic library.  It allows attackers to decrypt and modify Web, e-mail, and virtual private network traffic protected by the transport layer security …
Steven Levy / Wired:
Inside the new Healthcare.gov set to debut at the beginning of the next enrollment period, November 15  —  Why the New Obamacare Website Is Going to Work This Time  —  The drama of the HealthCare.gov Ad Hoc team is now a modern tech fable: a small cadre of young geeks from Silicon Valley …
More: The Verge, SlashGear, Gizmodo and EngadgetTweets: @ajaymehta
Brad Molen / Engadget:
A look at Google's Tegra K1-powered 3D-mapping Project Tango tablet dev kit, available for $1024 later this month  —  Google's secretive 3D-mapping project now has a tablet: here it is  —  Comprehending the world around us is something we humans take for granted, but it's not so easy for our technology.
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Amazon to use modified version of OKAO Vision face sensing technology for its new 3D smartphone  —  This Is The Face Tracking Tech Powering Amazon's New 3D Smartphone  —  Rumor has it - and we've confirmed - that Amazon will launch its first smartphone on June 18.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Acquires Stealth Messaging Startup Droptalk  —  Dropbox has swallowed up another early stage startup, this one a stealthy company called Droptalk which was developing a tool that allowed you to share links privately with friends via a Chrome extension, to be followed by both iOS and Android applications.
Juliette Garside / Guardian:
New report from Vodafone reveals secret wires across 29 countries for govt surveillance  —  Vodafone reveals existence of secret wires that allow state surveillance  —  Wires allow agencies to listen to or record live conversations, in what privacy campaigners are calling a ‘nightmare scenario’
Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom:
LinkedIn upgrades its search engine and ditches an array of open source extensions  —  LinkedIn has overhauled its search engine infrastructure in favor of a new system dubbed Galene, a homegrown engine designed to improve search results and problems with maintenance, the company plans to announce Thursday.
More: ZDNet and VentureBeat
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Tinder introduces “Moments”, allowing users to share self-destructing photos with their matches for 24 hours  —  With Moments, Tinder, Too, Decides Photos Shouldn't Always Last Forever  —  While Tinder has made quite a few romantic matches, the hot new dating app has long …
Kevin C. Tofel / Gigaom:
Grab the remote: Chromebooks can now watch Play Movies, TV shows offline  —  After what seemed an eternity, Google Chromebook owners can finally watch Google Play video content offline on their devices.  Earlier last month Google announced this requested feature was coming and on Thursday night …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter Buys Mobile Native Ad Startup Namo Media For Around $50M  —  Twitter has made another acquisition to build the social network's ad tech business — specifically in the area of native ads.  It has acquired Namo Media, a specialist in “native ad” content that integrates with the site …
More: AdExchanger and PandoDailyThanks:@ingridlunden

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