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June 22, 2013, 6:45 AM

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Facebook Security:
Important Message from Facebook's White Hat Program  —  At Facebook, we take people's privacy seriously, and we strive to protect people's information to the very best of our ability.  We implement many safeguards, hire the brightest engineers and train them to ensure we have only high-quality code behind …
Billy Gallagher / TechCrunch:
Facebook Security Bug Exposed Personal Account Information, Emails And Phone Numbers, Six Million Accounts Affected  —  A Facebook security bug exposed users' personal contact information (email or phone number) to other users who were connected to them; the bug has affected 6 million accounts.
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Apple Board Modifies Tim Cook CEO Bonus Stock Award to Be More Performance Based  —  Apple's Board of Directors has elected to modify the award of restricted stock that Tim Cook received after being promoted to CEO in August 2011.  The modification, made at Cook's request …
Washington Post:
U.S. charges Snowden with espionage  —  Federal prosecutors have filed a sealed criminal complaint against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked a trove of documents about top-secret surveillance programs, and the United States has asked Hong Kong to detain …
Guardian:
GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world's communications  —  Exclusive: British spy agency collects and stores vast quantities of global email messages, Facebook posts, internet histories and calls, and shares them with NSA, latest documents from Edward Snowden reveal
Jennifer Van Grove / CNET:
Instagram users upload 5M videos in first 24 hours  —  Just a day after release, video sharing is already proving so popular an activity on the app that it would take you years to watch all the clips uploaded to the service.  —  Instagram users have embraced the application's …
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
AOL is launching a Google Reader replacement Monday: ‘All your favorite websites, in one place’  —  As the end of Google Reader nears, AOL is planning to announce its own alternative to the service: “AOL Reader.”  —  As you can see on the current landing page for the service, which is public …
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Marissa Mayer Has Quietly Cut 1,000 Jobs At Yahoo  —  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has cut 1,000 jobs since she joined the company almost a year ago.  —  According to Reuters reporter Alexei Oreskovic, she's done it “through a combination of attrition and ramped-up performance management …
Husain Sumra / MacRumors:
Walmart to Discount iPhone 5 By $60 Beginning Saturday  —  On Saturday, Walmart will begin offering the iPhone 5 at a $60 discount (from $189 to $129) and the iPhone 4S at a $50 discount (from $89 to $39), reports Mashable.  The prices are permanent, available only in-store and require signing …
Michael Steeber / 9to5Mac:
New iPhone 5S photos unfortunately reveal little new about the device  —  MacRumors has allegedly gotten their hands on photos of what appear to the rear shell and components of the rumored iPhone 5S.  While these photos reveal little new about the device, they provide a closer picture at what we might see from Apple later this year.
Matt Brian / The Verge:
HTC slashed executive pay by half after disappointing 2012  —  HTC cut total executive salaries, bonuses, and retirement pay in half last year, following poor financial results and lower-than-expected smartphone sales.  In its annual report published today, spotted by the Wall Street Journal …

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