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May 21, 2015, 3:50 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iPad roadmap: dual-app viewing mode that may debut at WWDC, with multi-user login support and 12-inch “iPad Pro” models to follow  —  Future of iPad: Dual-app viewing mode, then J98/J99 ‘iPad Pros,’ multi-user support  —  Facing slowing growth for the first time since the iPad's 2010 debut …
CBC News:
US, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand planned to hijack Google and Samsung app stores to implant spyware on smartphones  —  Spy agencies target mobile phones, app stores to implant spyware  —  Users of millions of smartphones put at risk by certain mobile browser gaps, Snowden file shows
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple readies Transit subway, train + bus guides for iOS 9 Maps, deploys robots for indoor mapping  —  Having originally planned to add a new transit directions feature to Maps last year, only to pull the feature before WWDC 2014, Apple now hopes to launch its Transit service with iOS 9, according to sources.
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Google developing Internet of Things OS called Brillo, designed to run on devices with perhaps as little as 32MB RAM  —  Google Developing ‘Brillo’ Software for Internet of Things  —  Google wants its software to power any electronic device that connects to the Internet, whether or not it has a digital screen.
Pew Internet:
Pew Report: 69% of US adults are not confident social networks will keep their data private and secure  —  Americans' Attitudes About Privacy, Security and Surveillance  —  The cascade of reports following the June 2013 government surveillance revelations by NSA contractor Edward Snowden …
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
US proposes tighter export controls limiting sales of zero-day flaw information outside US without special license  —  U.S. aims to limit exports of undisclosed software flaws  —  The U.S. Commerce Department proposed new export controls Wednesday that would treat unknown software flaws …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
YouTube live streams now support HTML5 playback and 60fps video  —  YouTube today announced it is enabling HTML5 playback for live streams.  At the same time, live streams can now be viewed at 60 frames per second (fps).  —  A few puzzle pieces had to come together to make this possible.
Alexander Martin / Wall Street Journal:
Nikesh Arora to replace Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son as Yahoo Japan Chairman  —  Arora to Replace Softbank CEO Son as Yahoo Japan Chairman  —  SoftBank Corp. chief executive Masayoshi Son will step down as chairman of Yahoo Japan Corp.'s board of directors to be replaced by Nikesh Arora …
More: SiliconBeat and Reuters
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
Techmeme adds an author leaderboard, introduces a linking-based metric to rank by “Leadership”  —  Today we've expanded our Leaderboard page to offer four lists instead of one.  In addition to ranking publications, we now rank authors.  On top of that, we've introduced a second ranking method …
Samuel Gibbs / Guardian:
Troll uses Twitter adverts to urge transgender people to kill themselves  —  Promoted tweet from fake account purporting to be that of Australian feminist campaigner inserts transphobic content into Twitter users' timelines  —  Twitter users have expressed outrage at a troll's use …
Robin Sidel / Wall Street Journal:
FICO: theft of debit card data from bank ATMs is up 174% YoY, up 317% at nonbank machines  —  Theft of Debit-Card Data From ATMs Soars  —  Thieves are stealing information to make counterfeit plastic  —  Criminals are stealing card data from U.S. automated teller machines at the highest rate …
More: Fortune, Fortune and TIME

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