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June 3, 2015, 9:50 AM

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Tim Cook talks data encryption and criticizes competitors' stances on customer privacy at Washington event  —  Apple's Tim Cook Delivers Blistering Speech On Encryption, Privacy  —  Yesterday evening, Apple CEO Tim Cook was honored for ‘corporate leadership’ during EPIC's Champions of Freedom event in Washington.
Spencer Soper / Bloomberg Business:
Amazon offers free shipping to all customers on small goods without requiring a minimum order  —  Amazon Debuts Free Shipping on Small Goods Without Minimum Order  —  Not just for Prime members  —  Amazon.com Inc. is introducing free shipping on thousands of popular, smaller items …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Skype crashes after specific 8-char string is received in chat, updates released with fix  —  These 8 characters crash Skype, and once they're in your chat history, the app can't start  —  Skype users have discovered a rather nasty bug in the app.  Sending the characters “http://:” …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Pinterest doesn't plan on taking a cut of retailers transactions with Buyable Pins, will instead make money promoting the pins  —  Pinterest Brings E-Commerce to Social Scrapbooking With ‘Buy It’ Button  —  Pinterest, the online social scrapbooking service, has long claimed to help people discover new things in the real world.
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David Kravets / Ars Technica:
Obama signs USA Freedom Act into law, surveillance measures of Patriot Act now resume  —  Let the snooping resume: Senate revives Patriot Act surveillance measures  —  Lawmakers approve a variation of the phone-records spy program Snowden revealed.  —  The Senate on Tuesday revived three …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Magic Leap announces augmented reality SDK that supports Unity and Unreal game engines, no release date given but company says “soon”  —  Magic Leap Announces Its Augmented Reality Developer Platform  —  Magic Leap wants game makers, filmmakers, and other creators …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Google demands movie studios comply with subpoenas in case against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood  —  Google demands movie studios comply with subpoenas  —  Google Inc (GOOGL.O) has asked a federal judge to require three major movie studios to comply with subpoenas it believes …
Laurie Denness / laur.ie's blog:
Comparison of SSD firmware reliability of different brands after using thousands of drives for five years  —  SSDs: A gift and a curse  —  Artur Bergman, founder of a CDN exclusively powered by super fast SSDs, has made many compelling cases over the years to use them.
Hannah Jane Parkinson / Guardian:
Google is developing a tool called Im2Calories to identify food in pictures and determine its calorie count  —  Google wants to count the calories in your Instagram food porn  —  Artificial intelligence technology Im2Calories aims to identify pictures of food posted to Instagram, and tell users the calorie count of their meals
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Sprinklr acquires text analytics software provider NewBrand, its seventh purchase in 18 months  —  Sprinklr Acquires NewBrand, The $1 Billion Social Startup's Seventh Buy In 18 Months  —  Sprinklr founder Ragy Thomas believes that patience at large companies for fragmented social media partners is running out.
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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft bringing SSH to Windows and PowerShell  —  Will contribute to OpenSSH to make it run well on Windows.  —  SSH, or secure shell, is the mainstay of remote access and administration in the Linux world, and the lack of any straightforward equivalent has always been an awkward feature of the Windows world.
Wall Street Journal:
Wireless-software firm Synchronoss Technologies explores sale worth over $2B  —  Wireless-Software Company Synchronoss Is Exploring a Sale  —  The tech company is working with Qatalyst Partners on a possible sale and could be valued at over $2 billion  —  Synchronoss Technologies Inc …
More: Reuters
Kia Kokalitcheva / Fortune:
Opendoor launches service for home buyers, enables them to browse listings, organize a site visit, even make an offer  —  Is this the future of shopping for a house?  —  Imagine selling your house almost as soon as you decide to list it, and for a fair price.
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