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July 6, 2014, 5:35 PM

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Washington Post:
In a cache of 160K conversations intercepted by NSA, 90% of those surveilled were not the intended targets  —  In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are  —  Files provided by Snowden show the extent ordinary Web users are caught in the net
Vinod Khosla / Khosla Ventures:
Fireside chat with Google co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin  —  At the annual KV CEO Summit, we were fortunate to have both Larry Page and Sergey Brin sit down to discuss a wide range of topics including the acquisition that never was (although not for lack of trying!) …
Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook's Data Science group has run hundreds of tests with few boundaries until recently  —  Inside Facebook's Data-Science Team  —  Data Science Lab Conducted Tests on Users With Little Oversight  —  Thousands of Facebook Inc. users received an unsettling message two years ago …
New York Times:
With Revenue Roaring, Twitter's Advertising Team Is Untouched by Turmoil  —  Twitter's top executive ranks have been transformed in the past year, from its general counsel to, most recently, its chief financial officer.  —  Many of the executives have left or been pushed out as Twitter's chief executive …
Tweets: @sacca and @karaswisher
Melissa Eddy / New York Times:
Daimler demonstrates prototype “Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025” with highway autopilot  —  Daimler Demonstrates a Self-Driving Truck  —  MAGDEBURG, Germany — For Daimler, the truck driver of the future looks something like this: He is seated in the cab of a semi, eyes on a tablet and hands resting in his lap.
Michal Lev-Ram / Fortune:
Google beefs up enterprise efforts with Drive for Work, Android Work, and executive hires from Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, AWS  —  Google beefs up its enterprise chops  —  With a new crop of executives from Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, and Amazon Web Services, the company is quickly building partnerships.
Tweets: @mdkail and @milesward
Dylan Love / Business Insider:
Cycorp opens up about Cyc, a 30yo project to codify general human knowledge for machines  —  The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near-Secrecy For 30 Years  —  “We've been keeping a very low profile, mostly intentionally,” said Doug Lenat, President and CEO of Cycorp.

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