July 7, 2014, 8:10 AM

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Washington Post:
In a cache of 160K conversations intercepted by NSA, 90% of those surveilled were not the intended targets  —  In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are  —  Files provided by Snowden show the extent ordinary Web users are caught in the net
Kwame Opam / The Verge:
TSA blocking uncharged mobile devices from flights at some international airports  —  International travelers will have to make sure they charge all their devices before boarding their flights.  In an announcement made Sunday, the TSA now plans on blocking flyers with uncharged phones …
Benedict Evans:
Android L and iOS 8 mark the first true mobile platform philosophy divergence since the iPhone  —  The next phase of smartphones  —  It's now 7 years since the iPhone reset the phone business, and indeed the entire computing and internet businesses.  But it was pretty clear …
More: Ars Technica and Monday NoteTweets: @stevesi
Vinod Khosla / Khosla Ventures:
Fireside chat with Google co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin  —  At the annual KV CEO Summit, we were fortunate to have both Larry Page and Sergey Brin sit down to discuss a wide range of topics including the acquisition that never was (although not for lack of trying!) …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Apps on rarely-upgraded devices like cars, TVs increasingly rendered remotely, streamed as video  —  From Android Auto to OnLive: how video is becoming the secret glue of connected devices  —  Here's something you may not know about Android Auto, Google's attempt to enter the automotive space …
Tweets: @gigaom and @stevesi
Eric Johnson / Re/code:
How Twitch's Founders Turned an Aimless Reality Show Into a Video Juggernaut  —  Broadcasting yourself playing videogames online may not sound like a billion dollar business.  But that's just a matter of who you ask.  —  Twitch, the three-year-old video site is raising eyebrows across …
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
A Google Employee Says Google Employees Are Too Confident, And Too Isolated From The Real World  —  A Google employee has written a post about what it's like working at the company.  —  At his blog, Apenwarr, Google Fiber engineer Avery Pennarun is largely complimentary of Google and its employees …
More: apenwarr and Daring FireballTweets: @jonphillipssf and @mims
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
$1,099 iMac review: lose 50% of your performance to save 18% of the money  —  Technically, this is the $1,299 iMac, not that you'd be able to tell the difference.  —  Apple's new $1,099 iMac will undoubtedly be a popular computer.  People in the know who want the most computing bang …
More: Tom's Guide, Tapscape and PC MagazineTweets: @stevesi

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