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July 7, 2014, 4:40 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 …
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!) …
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
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
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
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Google sets aside as much as $500M to expand Shopping Express nationwide, fend off Amazon  —  Inside Google's Big Plan to Race Amazon To Your Door  —  Google is the undisputed king of search in all but one lucrative and vital category: product searches.  —  Over the past decade …
Tweets: @stevesilberman and @stileniusThanks:@delrey
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
Will Facebook Backlash Kill Scientists' Data Dream?  —  The difference between Facebook users and lab rats?  Lab rats can see who's conducting the experiment.  —  Facebook's 2012 experiment on 689,003 unsuspecting users has stoked controversy for breaking ethical norms that are widely recognized by academics and researchers.
Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:
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

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