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July 5, 2015, 3:25 PM

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The Intercept:
New documents show XKEYSCORE, NSA's Google-like tool, collects more data than previously reported including web searches and router configuration information  —  XKEYSCORE: NSA's Google for the World's Private Communications  —  Illustrations by Blue Delliquanti and David Axe for The Intercept
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
After moderators protested dismissal of a key employee by taking down popular subreddits, Reddit CEO Ellen Pao apologizes for how the transition was handled  —  Reddit Moderators Shut Down Parts of Site Over Employee's Dismissal  —  Hundreds of sections of Reddit, the popular online message board …
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Nearly all major subreddits are set to public again after going private in protest  —  Nearly all major subreddits are back online following Reddit protests  —  Just a day after a massive revolt tore down parts of Reddit, the site now appears to be mostly back to normal.
Nolan Lawson / Read the Tea Leaves:
Apple is falling behind other browser makers in implementing web standards in Safari  —  Safari is the new IE  —  Last weekend I attended EdgeConf, a conference populated by many of the leading lights in the web industry.  It featured panel talks and breakout sessions with a focus …
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
22 Towns in Massachusetts Are Building Their Own Gigabit Fiber Network  —  Large swaths of rural Western Massachusetts are about to get gigabit fiber internet after residents in 22 separate towns decided to join a government cooperative designed to bring high speed broadband to places …
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Microsoft's ad business withered because it tried to beat Google in search, overspent on aQuantive, and had warring factions in its organization  —  Autopsy: Why Microsoft's ad business withered  —  On Tuesday, Microsoft said that it was handing over its ad sales business to AOL …
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Netflix and Amazon seek to hook viewers early with high-quality content for kids  —  Why Netflix and Amazon want your kids … Luke Matheny keeps getting pulled away.  We are on a rented soundstage on the outskirts of Los Angeles's Koreatown, sitting in director's chairs in front of a television monitor.

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