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July 3, 2014, 6:50 PM

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Panorama:
Investigation of leaked source code reveals NSA tracks users of Tor website, calls visitors to Tails and Linux Journal sites “extremists”  —  NSA targets the privacy-conscious  —  The investigation discloses the following: Two servers in Germany - in Berlin and Nuremberg - are under surveillance by the NSA.
Kellex / Droid Life:
Verizon Prepaid is Finally Getting 4G LTE, Likely on July 17  —  According to sources of ours, Verizon prepaid is finally getting access to the carrier's massive 4G LTE network come July 17.  As those of you in the prepaid game know, Verizon has lagged behind others in terms of prepaid data speeds …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Messenger Finally Gets An iPad Version  —  Three years after Facebook acquired Beluga and turned it into Messenger for smartphones, its dedicated chat app today got a version specially designed for iPad rather than just running as an enlarged iPhone app.
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Charles River Ventures Raises $393 Million For Its 16th Fund  —  Charles River Ventures, the early stage venture capital firm that's jointly based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Silicon Valley, has raised $393 million for a new investment fund, according to documents filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Chris Morris / CNBC:
Google bans porn from its ad network  —  Google is getting out of the porn advertising business.  The changes, which went into effect late Monday, prohibit any promotion of most sexually themed sites, specifically those that feature “graphic sexual acts with intent to arouse including sex acts such as masturbation.”
Justine Coyne / Pittsburgh Business Times:
Uber, Lyft ordered to cease operations in Pittsburgh  —  Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. have been issued a cease-and-desist order and must immediately stop operations in Pittsburgh.  —  In an order granted Tuesday, Judges Mary D. Long and Jeffrey A. Watson said the companies cannot operate until …

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