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June 7, 2016, 9:40 PM

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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google's new iOS app Motion Stills stabilizes your Live Photos to make shareable GIFs and video clips  —  Google today announced the launch of Motion Stills, a new iOS app that takes your existing Live Photos made with an iOS device — essentially several frames automatically captured …
John Ribeiro / PCWorld:
Google, Facebook, civil rights groups oppose bills that would let US gov, including any FBI field office, get browsing history, more without warrant via NSLs  —  Proposed rules would give government access even to browser history and email metadata  —  Google, Facebook, Yahoo and industry …
Slack:
Slack calls feature no longer invite only, is now available on desktop and for iOS and Android devices  —  A simple, pleasant way to speak with your team  —  Typing is great.  We love typing.  And while there are many fine ways to communicate via typing—messaging in channels …
Stefan Etienne / TechCrunch:
Twitter makes it easier for developers to embed timelines into their web apps or CMS  —  For developers and publishers, organizing and embedding multiple Twitter timelines is often a calculated effort,but this morningthe social network has added three new ways to make it easier.
Charles Piller / STAT:
Former employees of Alphabets's Verily life sciences division say its signature projects are plagued by serious scientific shortcomings  —  — Google employees, squeezed onto metal risers and standing in the back of a meeting room, erupted in cheers as newly arrived executive Andrew Conrad announced …
Dan Graziano / CNET:
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active review: durable build is nice and has largest battery Samsung's ever put in a phone, but the design suffers from a cheap look and feel  —  Everyone says that the two biggest things they want in a smartphone are a tough screen that won't break, and super-long battery life.
Jungah Lee / Bloomberg:
Sources: Samsung is considering two new phones with bendable OLED screens, could be unveiled as soon as MWC in Feb. 2017; one model could unfurl into a tablet  —  One model said to have screen that folds like cosmetic compact  —  Samsung said to plan releasing Note 7, skipping a generation
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
HTC Vive is now shipping in 24 countries with delivery in two to three days, and demo units expanding to more Microsoft, GameStop, and Micro Center stores  —  The HTC Vive virtual reality headset is now shipping in 24 countries, with delivery in about two or three business days.
Jeremy Kahn / Bloomberg:
UK MPs pass the Investigatory Powers Bill 444-69 in House of Commons, with language meant to meet objections of major tech firms like Apple  —  Law modified to meet objections from major tech companies  —  Debate over mass surveillance, hacking law now moves to Lords
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Snowden doc from 2010 shows UK's MI5 reporting difficulties in making sense of the mass troves of surveillance data, warning of potential intelligence failure  —  A secret report warned that British spies may have put lives at risk because their surveillance systems were sweeping up more data …
Ashlee Kieler / Consumerist:
MCX to disable all CurrentC accounts June 28 as beta test ends  —  Weeks after CurrentC was delayed (again) and half the team was laid off, the mobile payment that was supposed to serve as a merchant-backed alternative to payment systems from Apple and Android may be over for good.

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