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June 6, 2016, 12:20 PM

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts hacked, LinkedIn password dump likely to blame  —  Facebook cofounder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg understandably has accounts on other social networks - it only makes sense to keep up with what the competition is up to.
Jeremi M. Gosney / Ars Technica:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Cortana arrives on Xbox One for preview members  —  Microsoft is releasing a new Xbox One update for its preview members today, and it includes access to Cortana for the first time.  While Microsoft had originally planned to introduce Cortana for Xbox One last year, the company delayed …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Over 100M records from Russian social media site VK, with unencrypted passwords, names, emails, and phone numbers, on sale by hacker named Peace for 1 bitcoin  —  Accounts for over 100 million users of popular social media site VK.com are being traded on the digital underground.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Mike Freeman / Los Angeles Times:
American Airlines signs contract with ViaSat for in-flight Wi-Fi on some of its planes, ending Gogo's exclusivity  —  An American Airlines jet sits at the gate at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.  (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)  —  ViaSat Inc. will provide satellite-powered Wi-Fi …
Jack Smith IV / Mic:
Jacob Appelbaum, Digital Rights Activist, Leaves Tor Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations  —  On Thursday, the Tor Project quietly announced the departure of leading digital rights activist Jacob Appelbaum from its board.  At first, they didn't say why — now, we know.
Reuters:
France is seeking €356M from Priceline's Booking.com for unpaid taxes between 2003 and 2012, SEC filing shows  —  French tax authorities are seeking 356 million euros ($397.37 million) in unpaid taxes from Booking.com, a unit of Priceline Group (PCLN.O), the latest multinational …
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Nataliya Vasilyeva / Associated Press:
Dozens in Russia imprisoned for social media likes, reposts  —  TVER, Russia (AP) — Anastasia Bubeyeva shows a screenshot on her computer of a picture of a toothpaste tube with the words: “Squeeze Russia out of yourself!”  For sharing this picture on a social media site with his 12 friends …
Antonio García Martínez / Vanity Fair:
Ex-Facebook employee reflects on company's culture and how Mark Zuckerberg responded to the launch of Google+ by enforcing a company “lockdown”  —  In Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg built not just a business, but a company culture with the fervor of a messianic sect.
Rita Katz / Motherboard:
Someone is distributing fake versions of ISIS Android apps, prompting infiltration fears among terror group's supporters  —  When they say, “There's an app for everything,” terror propaganda is no exception.  In the past six months, the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, or Daesh) and its news agency …
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
With fewer than 500K Steam Machines sold in the last seven months, Valve's SteamOS appears dead in the water  —  Sales of under 500,000 machines so far show an utter lack of market demand.  —  It's been about seven months now since Valve officially got into the hardware business with its Steam Machines …

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