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June 8, 2014, 7:35 PM

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Mat Honan / Wired:
Interactive notifications in iOS 8 are a new interface frontier  —  Why Notifications Are About to Rule the Smartphone Interface  —  When iOS 8 hits, the notification center is going to be the most important screen in your iPhone.  Think about it: Notifications already …
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 …
Ruth Spencer / Guardian:
Creator of @everyword explains the life and death of a Twitter experiment  —  In 2007, Adam Parrish created an enormously popular account to tweet the English language a word at a time.  He explains why he did it and what he learned  —  Creator Adam Parrish: 'It's kind of a magical writing experiment.'
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
RebelMouse relaunches as a full-fledged publishing platform that's tuned for viral content  —  Two years ago, former Huffington Post chief technology officer Paul Berry launched a site called RebelMouse to give media companies and users of all kinds a way of aggregating the various pieces …
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.
Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
Meet the new Apple: Fitter, happier, and ready to play  —  Fitter, happier, and ready to play  —  While I watched Apple's WWDC 2014 opening keynote on Monday morning, I couldn't stop thinking about the infectious mixture of fun and confidence everyone onstage seemed to be exuding.
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 …
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Uber could be worth $18B if it greatly expands the size of the paid rides market  —  Why Uber just might be worth it at $18 billion  —  Uber, the pioneering taxi-hailing app and ride dispatch service, scored an impressive $18.2 billion valuation last week as it raised $1.2 billion in new venture capital.
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Taptalk takes on Snapchat with app for sending ephemeral photos and videos with one tap  —  This is the fastest photo chat app in the world  —  With Taptalk, it takes just one tap to send a photo or video  —  Taptalk is, dare I say, cooler than Snapchat.
Tweets: @hamburger
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
‘Popcorn Time’ Gives Users Anonymity With a Free Built-In VPN  —  The Popcorn Time phenomenon took the Internet by storm earlier this year.  The software became the subject of hundreds of news articles, as it offered P2P streaming in an easy to use Netflix-style interface.
Tweets: @glynmoody

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