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July 5, 2015, 8:45 AM

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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
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 …
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.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple Pay expected to go live in the U.K. on July 14th, £20+ transactions starting this fall  —  Apple appears to be planning to enable its Apple Pay iPhone mobile payments service in the United Kingdom on July 14th, according to sources at multiple retailers.
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 …
Greg Nichols / The California Sunday Magazine:
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.
Whitepages:
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Miguel Helft / Forbes:
How tech entrepreneurs are forging ahead in Cuba even without widespread Internet access  —  No Internet?  No Problem.  Inside Cuba's Tech Revolution  —  Robin Pedraja, a lanky 28-year-old former design student from Havana, walked into the Cuban government's office of periodicals …
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Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
The next Google Glass is ‘Enterprise Edition,’ expanded testing later this year  —  We told you yesterday about a new device that passed through the FCC—codenamed GG1—and many have speculated that it's the next generation of the Google Glass hardware.  While it's often suggested that the device …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Two Pirate Bay co-founders say FBI is seeking site logs to see whether Prenda law firm tried to lure copyright violators  —  FBI Wants Pirate Bay Logs to Expose Copyright Trolls  —  Over the past few years copyright troll law firm Prenda crossed the line on several occasions.

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Microsoft:
Latest Garage releases break new ground for do-it-yourselfers, note takers and more  —  Every creation starts with a sketch.  To make getting his ideas off the ground easier, Dan Marshall crafted a JavaScript software library …
Zoho:
Zoho Survey - Multiple Feature Updates  —  Eagle-eyed users of Zoho Survey would have noticed a few more options popping up over the past couple of weeks.  Wondering whether you might have missed any?  Here is the whole list:
Whitepages:
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Igloo:
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