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June 6, 2013, 11:50 PM

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Washington Post:
U.S. intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program  —  The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs …
Washington Post:
NSA slides explain the PRISM data-collection program  —  Through a Top-Secret program authorized by federal judges working under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the U.S. intelligence community can gain access to the servers of nine internet companies for a wide range of digital data.
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Collects Vast Data Trove  —  NSA Monitoring Includes Three Major Phone Companies, as Well as Online Activity WASHINGTON—The National Security Agency's monitoring of Americans includes customer records from the three major phone networks as well as emails and Web searches …
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
Facebook, Apple, Google and Microsoft deny participation in US government spying program PRISM  —  Shortly after reports of PRISM surfaced — a program which reportedly enables the US government to tap directly into the central servers of nine US-based Internet companies …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
U.S. Government: Reports About PRISM Contain “Numerous Inaccuracies”  —  After the flurry of reports about the NSA's alleged PRISM surveillance program earlier today, the U.S.'s Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper just released an official statement.
Peter Burrows / Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Start iPhone Trade-In Program in Stores  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) is starting an iPhone trade-in program this month aimed at getting users to upgrade to the iPhone 5 and turn in older models, people with knowledge of the plans said.  —  Apple has teamed up with Brightstar Corp. …
Jason Snell / Macworld:
Meet Vesper, a notes app with an all-star development team  —  Three people you may have heard of—writer John Gruber, developer Brent Simmons, and designer Dave Wiskus—have joined forces to create Q Branch, an app development company whose first product is a $5 iPhone app called Vesper.
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
It's back (again): NY courts approve Uber, Hailo, green taxis in one fell swoop  —  Today, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced two noteworthy decisions by the state's Court of Appeals that is a victory for companies looking to get into the transportation business in the city.
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
3-D Printer Firm MakerBot in Acquisition Talks  —  MakerBot Industries LLC, the fast-growing maker of 3-D printers, is in talks with suitors that could lead to the sale of the New York-based company, people familiar with the matter said.  —  The four-year-old startup was recently gauging …
Bloomberg:
TiVo Settles DVR Patent Dispute With Google's Motorola  —  TiVo Inc. (TIVO) settled a patent dispute with Google Inc. (GOOG)'s Motorola Mobility unit over digital-video recording technology, averting a trial that was scheduled to start next week.  TiVo surged the most since January 2012.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Amazon Demanded Same Terms From Publishers For Which Apple is Now On Trial  —  When Apple negotiated its e-book contracts with the five publishers with which it would ultimately launch iBooks, the company demanded a “most favored nation provision” that required publishers to match …
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Google: Search hits, YouTube views are key predictors of a movie's box office performance  —  Google has released a white paper that shows a proportional impact on a movie's box office success based on the number of searches that it receives.  Among the insights, the company highlights …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
‘Uber For Local Home Services’ Provider ClubLocal Launches In The Bay Area  —  Uber pioneered the market for on-demand, one-click rides from your mobile phone, and over the past few years we've seen a ton of ‘Uber for X’ startups pop up in different categories.
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
Hackers to Be Kept From U.S. in House Cybersecurity Bill  —  Computer hackers who target U.S. agencies and companies on behalf of countries such as China and Russia would be denied entry into the U.S. and have their bank accounts frozen under legislation to be unveiled today.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Mulling Buy of Address Book App Maker Xobni  —  Yahoo is in serious discussions to buy Xobni, maker of address book apps and plugins, according to sources familiar with the situation.  —  The two companies have been talking for a while, but a deal appears more imminent now, the sources said.

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