peHUB Second Opinion 6.17

Three former NSA officials speak out: “The government unchained itself from the Constitution after 9/11.”

Google settles a shareholder class action lawsuit, clearing the way to issue a new class of nonvoting stock.

The SEC-Revlon settlement may be a broader warning about the agency’s interest in disclosures in going-private transactions.

Apple says that over the last six months alone, it has received between 4,000 and 5,000 requests for customer data from U.S. law enforcement authorities relating to criminal investigations and national security matters.

Hedge fund manager Doug Kass says sayonara to Twitter, citing “too many haters” among his 60,000 followers.

Whole Foods limits executive salaries to no more than 19 times the average employee.

TechCrunch says Instagram will begin allowing people to take and share short videos next week.

This isolating “smart lounge chair” looks a bit too much like an old-fashioned salon dryer if you ask us.

Airbnb versus hotels: a price comparison.

The 42 best photos ever taken of White House pets.

Might this be the laziest airport employee ever?

Photo: Surfboards lean against a wall at the Google office in Santa Monica, California, October 11, 2010.Credit: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson