August 16, 2014, 6:05 PM

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GCHQ's “HACIENDA” program completed full port scans targeting 27 countries  —  NSA/GCHQ: The HACIENDA Program for Internet Colonization  —  Translations of this article are available in German, French, Italian and Spanish.  —  Since the early days of TCP …
Cat Zakrzewski / TechCrunch:
Uber To Test Moving Services In Atlanta, Nashville  —  Earlier this summer, we saw Uber experiment with UberRUSH, a courier service in New York City.  The car service seems to be testing the waters for another service, announcing it will move Atlanta college students and Nashville residents this weekend.
Rémi Rousseau / Medium:
Surgeon uses synchronized GoPros to record surgery, Oculus Rift to play it back for students  —  Virtual surgery gets real  —  What the Oculus Rift could mean for the future of medecine  —  Technological innovation takes time : virtual reality has been a thing in the medical field …
Selena Larson / ReadWrite:
Medium adds public follower and following lists to profile pages, catching users off guard  —  In Exposing Followers, Medium Fails Readers  —  If Medium wants to turn itself into a respectable publisher, it probably shouldn't behave like a social network.
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Germany recorded John Kerry, Hillary Clinton phone calls ‘by accident’  —  Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor, Hilary Clinton, were both caught up in German spy efforts, says a new report.  According to German weekly Der Spiegel, the country's foreign intelligence agency …
Lora Kolodny / Wall Street Journal:
Club Penguin founder Lane Merrifeld raises $4.3M for education software company FreshGrade  —  FreshGrade Raises $4.3M to Connect Teachers, Students and Parents … Club Penguin founder Lane Merrifeld sold his kid-safe, massively multiplayer online gaming community to Walt Disney Co. in 2007 in what amounted to a $350 million deal.
Barton Gellman / Washington Post:
Spyware tools allow buyers to slip malicious code into YouTube videos, Microsoft pages  —  CloudShield Technologies, a California defense contractor, dispatched a senior engineer to Munich in the early fall of 2009.  His instructions were unusually opaque.  —  As he boarded the flight …
Mike Williams / BBC:
UK Premier League warns about posting goal videos, says it's developing tech to find violators  —  Premier League warns about posting goal videos online  —  The Premier League has told Newsbeat they're going to clamp down on fans posting unofficial videos of goals online.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Explainer: How Google's New SSL / HTTPS Ranking Factor Works  —  Last Thursday, Google launched a new ranking signal to give HTTPS sites a ranking boost, a small ranking boost, to encourage webmasters to migrate their sites from HTTP to HTTPS.  —  In our story from Thursday …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
BBM for Windows Phone comes out of beta  —  BlackBerry today released BBM for Windows Phone, finally removing the beta tag.  You can download the app now directly from the Windows Phone Store.  —  The company explains that the version 1.01 release fixes a number of bugs and makes performance improvements …

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