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June 4, 2015, 3:45 PM

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New York Times:
NSA documents: Justice Department authorized expansion of NSA surveillance to enable search of US Internet traffic for evidence of hacking originating abroad  —  Hunting for Hackers, N.S.A. Secretly Expands Internet Spying at U.S. Border  —  WASHINGTON — Without public notice or debate …
Apple:
Apple Watch arrives in seven more countries on June 26, some models to start selling in retail stores in two weeks  —  Apple Watch Arrives in Seven More Countries June 26  —  Sales in Apple Retail Stores to Begin in Two Weeks  —  Apple® today announced Apple Watch™ will be available in Italy …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Lite Is A Stripped Down Android App For The Developing World  —  Facebook can be painfully slow on weak network connections or prohibitively expensive on stingy data plans that are common in India, Africa, and Southeast Asia.  So today, Facebook is launching a bare-bones …
Ryan Knutson / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Dish in early stage merger talks with T-Mobile US; combined company likely to have Charlie Ergen as chairman, John Legere as CEO  —  Dish Network in Merger Talks With T-Mobile US  —  Dish, T-Mobile Have Agreed Charlie Ergen Would Be Chairman, John Legere CEO
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Yahoo announces plans to kill off Maps, Pipes, GeoPlanet and PlaceSpotter APIs, and some regional sites  —  Yahoo today released an updated product report for 2015, highlighting the closure of several products, regional sites, and support for older Apple devices in some cases.
Mark Harris / Guardian:
NASA and Verizon team up in $500K project to develop technology to monitor civilian and commercial drone use via cell towers, tests expected to begin in summer  —  Nasa and Verizon plan to monitor US drone network from phone towers  —  Exclusive: Federal agency is developing technology …
Molly McHugh / Wired:
Mac app Unicorns lets you plug in your phone or tablet and live-stream what's on its screen  —  New Livestream App Lets Strangers Watch You Use Your Phone  —  The success of Periscope and Meerkat shows livestreaming offers something beyond the practical intent of the technology.

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