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June 12, 2015, 10:25 PM

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Facebook:
Facebook now takes into account how long you've viewed specific stories in News Feed in determining which posts to surface  —  News Feed FYI: Taking Into Account Time Spent on Stories  —  The goal of News Feed is to show you the content that matters to you.
Ross Miller / The Verge:
Google will take on Amazon's Twitch by launching YouTube Gaming, an app and website for live-streamed and on-demand gaming video, this summer in US and UK  —  Google is launching a ‘YouTube built for gamers’ to take on Twitch  —  Google is now officially taking on Twitch.
Wired:
Office of Personnel Management hacker breach is far worse than first believed, was exposed during sales demo by security company  —  Why The OPM Breach Is Such a Security and Privacy Debacle  —  If it's not already a maxim, it should be: Every big hack discovered will eventually prove to be more serious than first believed.
New York Times:
White House confirms hackers breached second computer system at OPM, says President is considering financial sanctions against attackers  —  White House Weighs Sanctions After Second Breach of a Computer System  —  WASHINGTON — The White House on Friday revealed that hackers had breached …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Here are marketing images for Nokia's Moonraker smartwatch project, which was later canceled by Microsoft  —  Microsoft Moonraker was Nokia's smartwatch before it was killed  —  While Apple was working on its Watch, Nokia had its own ideas about smartwatches.
Antonio Villas-Boas / Business Insider:
Google's new Android Phone Picker website recommends a phone based on the criteria that matter most to you, such as taking photos, gaming, web browsing  —  Google has a beautiful new website designed to help you choose the perfect Android phone  —  One of the best things about Android phones is that you have options.
Fortune:
Crowdsourced hardware maker Quirky ditches device manufacturing, is close to raising a new round of funding  —  Exclusive: Quirky ditches device manufacturing, preps for new investment  —  Quirky is just days away from raising a new round of venture capital funding, Fortune has learned …
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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Wikimedia switching all of its sites to HTTPS by default  —  Wikipedia Is Finally Encrypting the World's Knowledge  —  Wikipedia, one of the most popular websites in the world, will now be encrypted by default, a change that will better protect its hundreds of millions of visitors from surveillance and censorship.

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