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July 28, 2013, 3:45 PM

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CJ Heres / GTV Hacker:
Chromecast: Exploiting the Newest Device By Google.  —  On Wednesday, July 24th Google launched the Chromecast.  As soon as the source code hit we began our audit.  Within a short period of time we had multiple items to look at for when our devices arrived.
More: The Verge, Engadget and AusdroidTweets: @smileykeith
Susan Berfield / Businessweek:
The End: Barnes & Noble in Silicon Valley  —  As the chief executive of Barnes & Noble (BKS) from 2010 to 2013, William Lynch might have had one of the most difficult jobs in the retail business.  He made it harder still by running a large chain of bookstores as though it were a tech startup.
The Daily Beast:
The Secret FISA Court Must Go  —  We are assured the secret FISA court is keeping a close eye on government surveillance, but the truth of what it has done and justified is terrifying.  Law professors Christopher Sprigman and Jennifer Granick argue that the court must go.
More: GigaOM and GuardianTweets: @mikescarcella
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Scientist banned from revealing codes used to start luxury cars  —  High court imposes injunction on Flavio Garcia, who has cracked security system of cars including Porsches and Bentleys  —  A British-based computer scientist has been banned from publishing an academic paper revealing …
Justine Sharrock / BuzzFeed:
How Many Retweets Is San Francisco's Tax Break Worth?  —  When “giving back” means encouraging people to use your product, everybody wins.  —  A blackboard in Twitter's cafeteria where Twitter employees are asked to share ideas on how the company can “better serve the community.”
More: Valleywag
Amy O'Leary / New York Times:
In the Beginning Was the Word; Now the Word Is on an App  —  EDMOND, Okla. — More than 500 years after Gutenberg, the Bible is having its i-moment.  —  For millions of readers around the world, a wildly successful free Bible app, YouVersion, is changing how, where and when they read the Bible.
More: NYT Bits and GigaOMTweets: @bydanielvictor and @davemorin
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
PRISM revelations result in lost business for US cloud companies  —  The reach of NSA's PRISM program has spooked some overseas companies from using US cloud providers.  —  The revelations about the National Security Agency's (NSA) broad monitoring of traffic and access to the data …

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