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July 3, 2014, 3:35 PM

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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.
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Microsoft to launch cross platform fitness wristband this fall, will work with Android, iPhone and Windows Phone  —  Microsoft + Wearables  —  Yes, it's real.  It's just not a watch  —  Everyone's doing it, it seems.  Samsung jumped in first.  Google formalized it on Android just this past week.
Nick Summers / Businessweek:
How Tinder, created by a team of five, mythologized its founding story and excluded plaintiff Whitney Wolfe  —  Tinder's Forgotten Woman: Whitney Wolfe, Sexism, and Startup Creation Myths  —  Whitney Wolfe, a former vice president for marketing at Tinder, the wildly popular hookup facilitation app …
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.”
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Thanks To “Right To Be Forgotten,” Google Now Censors The Press In The EU  —  The EU's Right To Be Forgotten removals have been happening for about a week on Google, and now news publications are discovering the fallout.  For some searches, you can't find their news stories relating to certain people.
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.
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 …
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.
Chance Miller / 9to5Google:
Google launches official Android Wear companion app, new section for Wear apps on Play Store  —  Google tonight made a pair of enhancements to the Play Store for the lucky people with an Android Wear device.  First off, the company has released the official Android Wear companion app for Android.

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