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June 7, 2014, 11:10 PM

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Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Who are the investors making 2000X paper gains from Uber's first angel round?  —  Meet the Uber Rich  —  Uber's new round of financing values it at $17 billion.  So these lucky ones who were in at the start have made 2,000x their initial outlay.  The valuation of Uber is poised to hit …
More: Valleywag and FortuneTweets: @thestalwart and @chrisrcampbell
Evelyn M. Rusli / Wall Street Journal:
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New York Times:
How Google, Facebook, and other tech giants are now more actively impeding government spying  —  Internet Giants Erect Barriers to Spy Agencies  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Just down the road from Google's main campus here, engineers for the company are accelerating what has become …
Bruce Upbin / Forbes:
Flaw in millions of TVs lets researchers hijack digital broadcasts, inject malicious code  —  Red Button Flaw Exposes Major Vulnerability In Millions of Smart TVs  —  It's 9:30 p.m. on a Sunday in New York City.  People in their apartments in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan …
More: SlashGearTweets: @kashhillThanks:@thealexknapp
Lee Fang / VICE:
Cable Companies Are Astroturfing Fake Consumer Support to End Net Neutrality  —  Activists protesting outside FCC headquarters in Washington, DC, on May 15, 2014.  Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images  —  Consumer advocates everywhere are demanding that the Federal Communication Commission continue …
Matthew Lynley / BuzzFeed:
Dropbox needs to uncover a winning mobile strategy if it's to score big with consumers  —  The Dropbox Conundrum  —  It was supposed to be next high-profile tech IPO, but now it's facing many of the same questions that Facebook faced before going public.  —  Stephen Lam / Reuters
Thanks:@cdirusso
Andy / TorrentFreak:
MPAA Strikes Anti-Piracy Deal With Torrent Client Creator  —  While BitTorrent Inc.'s uTorrent and Mainline products grab most of the headlines, neither are the world's most popular torrent client.  That honor falls to the Chinese-operated Xunlei or ‘Thunder’ software.
More: Neowin
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple's Home Automation Success Rests With Hardware Evangelism  —  At its WWDC conference this week, Apple unveiled a scaffolding of sorts that allows developers to control smart home devices like light switches, thermostats, garage doors and more.  This is called HomeKit …

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