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January 18, 2015, 11:05 PM

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Spiegel Online:
New Snowden documents show scope of United States' cyber war plans: infiltrate and control or destroy enemy systems and networks  —  NSA Preps America for Future Battle  —  The NSA's mass surveillance is just the beginning.  Documents from Edward Snowden show that the intelligence agency …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
KGI: Apple likely to launch simple stylus to enhance upcoming 12.9-inch iPad user experience  —  Previous Comments  —  Stylus, eh?  —  Well... I guess people will probably quote Jobs' opinion about the merits of a stylus (he was against it).  —  But a few thoughts:
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Uber Wants to Create 50,000 Jobs, Take 400,000 Cars Off the Road in Europe This Year  —  Uber chief Travis Kalanick said he wants to expand operations in Europe and, in the process, create 50,000 jobs and take 400,000 personal vehicles off the road.  —  Kalanick said the ride-sharing service …
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Indie developer of podcast app Overcast details sales stats, reports $15.6K average monthly revenue  —  Overcast's 2014 sales numbers  —  Nobody ever wants to talk about money.  —  But current and prospective indie app developers could really use more information on the subject.
Sebnem Arsu / New York Times:
Turkey threatens to block Twitter unless Twitter blocks the account of a newspaper that circulated leaked documents  —  Turkey Threatens to Block Social Media Over Released Documents  —  ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish officials threatened to shut down Twitter in the country unless …
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
Genius is beta testing a feature allowing users to annotate any web page  —  Genius tests ‘annotate everything everywhere’ feature  —  Genius, the Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup that made headlines earlier this week when it poached pop music critic Sasha Frere-Jones from The New Yorker …
Brian Crecente / Polygon:
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was the top selling game of 2014 as industry sales grew just 1%  —  Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare top selling game of 2014, Destiny number three  —  It appears the only thing people like to do more in video games than run around shooting each other …
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Ashlee Vance / Businessweek:
Elon Musk planning low-orbit Internet satellite system to compete with OneWeb, based out of SpaceX's new Seattle office  —  Revealed: Elon Musk's Plan to Build a Space Internet  —  Because he doesn't have enough going on, Elon Musk—he of Tesla Motors, SpaceX, SolarCity, and the Hyperloop—is launching another project.

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