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June 9, 2014, 12:30 PM

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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 …
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 …
Leo Mirani / Quartz:
iOS 8 randomizes MAC address when scanning for WiFi, deterring location tracking by marketers  —  A tiny technical change in iOS 8 could stop marketers spying on you  —  Whenever you walk around a major Western city with your phone's Wi-Fi turned on, you are broadcasting your location …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Netflix to suspend its controversial ISP error messages  —  Netflix will stop blaming your ISP when your Orange is the New Black stream starts to stutter - at least for now: The company announced Monday that it will suspend the display of messages that specifically blame individual internet providers …
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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.
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 …

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