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June 28, 2015, 9:35 AM

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James Surowiecki / MIT Technology Review:
Google Fiber has pushed ISPs to improve broadband speeds in many markets, a result the FCC's National Broadband Plan failed to achieve  —  Broadband Speeds Are Improving in Many Places.  Too Bad It Took Google to Make It Happen.  —  It's too often said that some event “changed everything” in technology.
Shane Harris / The Daily Beast:
OPM hackers obtained details more damaging than previously reported, including potentially humiliating “adjudication information” on federal workers  —  Hackers Stole Secrets of U.S. Government Workers' Sex Lives  —  Infidelity.  Sexual fetishes.  Drug abuse.  Crushing debt.
Pew Internet:
US Internet adoption patterns by age, class, race, and urban vs. rural over the last 15 years  —  Americans' Internet Access: 2000-2015  —  As internet use nears saturation for some groups, a look at patterns of adoption  —  Main Findings  —  The Pew Research Center's unit studying …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Some on-demand companies hire employees, not contractors, to provide a higher quality service  —  Start-Ups Finding the Best Employees Are Actually Employed  —  When Ron Johnson was pitching his idea for an e-commerce delivery company to venture capitalists last year …
Eugene Kim / Business Insider:
Profile of Dropbox COO Dennis Woodside, who's charged with making Dropbox a mature company  —  Dropbox is a $10 billion startup with serious growing pains — and this guy's in charge of saving it  —  See Also  —  Other tech companies tried to poach SurveyMonkey employees after former CEO Dave Goldberg's death
Bloomberg Business:
Uber launches UberBOAT ferry service in Istanbul with rides starting at 50 liras, about $19  —  Uber Crosses Continents With Istanbul Water-Taxi Service  —  Ships pass along the Bosphorus strait past the Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge between the continents of Europe, top, and Asia in Istanbul.
Peter Elkind / Fortune:
Instead of hardening security defenses, Sony Pictures focused on offending North Koreans less, and was more afraid of security costs than risks  —  Sony Pictures: Inside the Hack of the Century, Part 2  —  We will take “a merciless counter-measure.”  —  On June 17, leaked emails show …

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