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June 9, 2014, 11:30 AM

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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Google search results may indicate ‘right to be forgotten’ censorship  —  Search engine considering alert at bottom of results pages to show links have been removed after landmark EU privacy ruling  —  Google is planning to flag up search results it has censored following a controversial ruling …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Lack of Apple Maps updates at WWDC said to be caused by departures and internal politics  —  Apple's Maps Are Still Lost  —  Apple, during WWDC last week, delivered some significant updates across various parts of its business.  It released, among other things, some 4,000 new APIs …
io9:
Researchers claim chatbot impersonating a 13yo non-native speaker is first to beat Turing Test  —  A Chatbot Has ‘Passed’ The Turing Test For The First Time  —  A Russian chatterbot named “Eugene Goostman” has become the first to pass the Turing Test - an assessment of machine intelligence …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Shares of Apple stock open at $92.69 as 7-for-1 split takes effect  —  Apple's much-anticipated 7-for-1 stock split officially went into effect with its new pricing on Monday morning, trading at $92.69 when the NASDAQ Stock Market opened at 9:30 a.m. Eastern in New York.
Dylan Love / Business Insider:
A Conversation With Linus Torvalds, Who Built The World's Most Robust Operating System And Gave It Away For Free  —  Hello everybody out there using minix - I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones... I'd like to know what features most people would want.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Great artists steal: The iOS 8 features inspired by Android  —  Apple has taken the wraps off iOS 8, its newest mobile operating system, at its WWDC keynote.  There were lots of new features added to iOS, but any observer familiar with Android saw quite a few things that seem... familiar.
Michael Crider / Android Police:
Google Now Has An Alarm That Can Wake You Up To Keep You From Missing Your Stop On Public Transportation  —  It's Saturday night.  You've spent the last six hours partaking of the fruit of the vine in pleasant company (read: you're so drunk that your date is getting a contact buzz).
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
After ‘Godzilla Attack!’  U.S. warns about traffic-sign hackers  —  (Reuters) - After hackers played several high-profile pranks with traffic signs, including warning San Francisco drivers of a Godzilla attack, the U.S. government advised operators of electronic highway signs to take “defensive measures” to tighten security.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
“WARNING Your phone is locked!”  Crypto ransomware makes its debut on Android  —  Security researchers have documented another first in the annals of Android malware: a trojan that encrypts photos, videos, and documents stored on a device and demands a ransom for them to be restored.
Charles Graeber / Businessweek:
Safaricom's M-Pesa Turns Kenya Into a Mobile Payment Paradise  —  “Taxi, sir?”  —  It's often the first thing a visitor to a foreign country hears, an offer of services before he's found his feet.  It always feels like an invitation to get ripped off, and it frequently is.  There's almost no helping it.
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