July 5, 2016, 1:10 AM

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James Vincent / The Verge:
Second “celebgate” hacker pleads guilty to phishing 300+ Gmail and iCloud accounts, faces 5 years; neither hacker was charged with distributing stolen content  —  A hacker has pleaded guilty for his role in the “Celebgate” breach of 2014.  Edward Majerczyk faces up to five years …
FCC auction sets $86.4B price for TV spectrum, exceeding estimates and raising concerns that wireless providers may balk at the cost, extending auction's length  —  FCC releases payment pledge to TV station owners in auction  —  Airwaves sale now turns to bids from wireless companies
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
comScore: 38% of US smartphone users ages 25 to 34 are on Snapchat, 14% for those 35 and older, versus 5% and 2% respectively three years ago  —  An estimated 14% of U.S. smartphone users 35 or older are on messaging app  —  Paris Zeikos says he noticed a surprising trend on Snapchat.
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IAC sells Q&A-based social network to asset management firm Noosphere  —  The Q&A-based social network is under new ownership, less than two years after it last changed hands.  —  IAC - the owner of the dating app Tinder - has sold the business to Noosphere, an asset management firm that specialises in tech.
Adam Westlake / SlashGear:
Google adds built-in Cast option to Chrome 51 for desktop  —  One of the most handy features of Google's Cast television dongle is how easy it is to broadcast your Chrome browser tab onto a bigger screen.  That is, as long as you have the browser extension installed.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researcher uses exploits to extract disk encryption keys from Android devices with Qualcomm chips; publicly-available attack code works on unpatched devices  —  Unlike Apple's iOS, Android is vulnerable to several key-extraction techniques.  —  Privacy advocates take note …
Zack Bloom / Eager:
How CSS originated out of the early-90s browser wars and several competing stylesheet language proposals  —  When HTML was announced by Tim Berners-Lee in 1991 there was no method of styling pages.  How given HTML tags were rendered was determined by the browser, often with significant input from the user's preferences.
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Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Interview with Reid Hoffman on Paypal, SocialNet, and the meaning of life ahead of Microsoft-LinkedIn deal  —  Reid Hoffman was one of the first people to have the idea that the internet could be used to connect large numbers of like-minded people together, founding a short-lived social platform called SocialNet in 1997.
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