June 30, 2014, 10:50 AM

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Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Facebook Doesn't Understand The Fuss About Its Emotion Manipulation Study  —  * Updated with an additional statement from Adam Kramer, the Facebook data scientist who conducted the study.  —  This weekend, the Internet discovered a study published earlier this month in an academic journal …
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Privacy-focused Blackphone starts shipping for $630  —  If you missed our coverage during Mobile World Congress, then here's what you need to know about Blackphone: it's a mid-spec Android smartphone that comes pre-subscribed to (and pre-installed with) a bunch of privacy and anti-surveillance services, for a price of $629 off-contract.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Japanese E-Commerce Giant Rakuten Launches $100M Global Investment Fund  —  June is barely over, but Rakuten has already had a busy year.  In addition to purchasing messaging app Viber for $900 million, the Japanese consumer Internet conglomerate also made investments in several companies based …
Bill Wasik / Wired:
Inside Highway1, PCH's incubator to help hardware startups prototype and manufacture products  —  The Man Making Silicon Valley Go Crazy for Hardware  —  Liam Casey, the founder and CEO of PCH, which is trying to create a platform to take hardware startups from “zero to Apple.”  Ian Allen
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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Riley v. California ruling suggests the Supreme Court is rethinking its stance on privacy of digital data  —  Why the Supreme Court May Finally Protect Your Privacy in the Cloud  —  When the Supreme Court ruled yesterday in the case of Riley v. California, it definitively told the government …
Sean Buckley / Engadget:
Second Life's second act will be a social network for virtual reality  —  Eight years ago, I was slouching through my college's required mass-media course and silently groaning while my professor excitedly mapped out the promises of Second Life.  That online virtual world, where players create items …
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