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September 6, 2013, 12:00 PM

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New York Times:
N.S.A. Foils Much Internet Encryption  —  The National Security Agency is winning its long-running secret war on encryption, using supercomputers, technical trickery, court orders and behind-the-scenes persuasion to undermine the major tools protecting the privacy of everyday communications …
Matthew Green / A Few Thoughts …:
On the NSA  —  Let me tell you the story of my tiny brush with the biggest crypto story of the year.  —  A few weeks ago I received a call from a reporter at ProPublica, asking me background questions about encryption.  Right off the bat I knew this was going to be an odd conversation …
Bruce Schneier / Guardian:
NSA surveillance: how to stay secure  —  The NSA has huge capabilities - and if it wants in to your computer, it's in.  With that in mind, here are five ways to stay safe  —  Now that we have enough details about how the NSA eavesdrops on the internet, including today's disclosures …
Guardian:
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple's OS X Mavericks release planned for end of October  —  Apple plans to release its next Mac operating system, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, at the end of October, according to sources with knowledge of the launch plans.  —  This comes despite claims and speculation that Apple will release OS X Mavericks …
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Judge lays down Apple's punishment in ebooks case.  It's largely in line with what the feds wanted  —  After weeks of back-and-forth between the Department of Justice and Apple, the federal judge overseeing the ebooks antitrust case issued an injunction against Apple in a filing released Friday.
Brad Molen / Engadget:
LG Nexus 5 with LTE makes probable appearance in FCC (update: 5-inch display, Snapdragon 800)  —  The oft-rumored Nexus 5 is turning into quite a riddle.  If you've been following the saga, there has been no shortage of drama in recent memory.  Most recently we saw a Google employee snapping pictures …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Leaked Nokia Lumia 1520 shows the giant 1080p Windows Phone  —  Nokia is preparing its own large-screen Lumia 1520 Windows Phone.  Images of the handset, codenamed Bandit, have leaked previously, but the latest image from Twitter account evleaks shows exactly what the device looks like.
Kevin Fitchard / GigaOM:
Thanks to a new chip, the Galaxy Note 3′s huge screen won't kill its battery  —  The charge on the Galaxy Note 3 is going to last a lot longer than you think - and not just because of the slightly larger battery Samsung is shipping with the handset.  Buried within the radio guts …
More: ElectronistaThanks:@kfitchard
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Paul Mozur / China Real Time Report:
China Telecom (Accidentally?)  Offers Peek at New iPhones … Now there's one good theory about the reason Apple Inc. is hosting a launch event in Beijing next week.  —  Thursday afternoon, a verified China Telecom Corp. account on Sina Corp.'s Weibo microblog put out a post advertising advance orders …
Ann Friedman / The Baffler:
All LinkedIn with Nowhere to Go  —  In a jobs economy that has become something of a grim joke, nothing seems quite so bleak as the digital job seeker's all-but-obligatory LinkedIn account.  In the decade since the site launched publicly with a mission “to connect the world's professionals …
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Tests iPhone Screens as Large as Six Inches  —  As Apple Inc. prepares to unveil both a new high-end iPhone and a cheaper version for the first time next week, it is already working on something bigger.  —  The electronics giant has begun evaluating a plan to offer iPhones …
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
How Netflix could use Big Data to make twice as much money off you  —  How much would you pay for a Netflix subscription?  —  For some people, paying $8 a month for Netflix is a steal.  Others aren't so willing to open their wallets.  Both types of consumers represent a kind of lost opportunity for Netflix to make more money.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Let The Music Play: Spotify Is Raising Money Again At A $5.3B Valuation, Says Swedish Paper  —  Spotify, the very popular music streaming service, is moving ahead with its aggressive growth strategy, and it looks like it's raising more money to do it: a report today in the Swedish financial …
Billy Gallagher / TechCrunch:
Rotten Tomatoes Founder Positions New Site To Be “Google News For Movies”  —  Rotten Tomatoes founder Senh Duong has redesigned his new site, Movies With Butter, to be the “Google News for movies.”  Movies With Butter originally launched with more of a Digg/Reddit strategy …

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