September 15, 2013, 2:25 PM

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Spiegel Online:
NSA Spies on International Payments  —  The United States' NSA intelligence agency is interested in international payments processed by companies including Visa, SPIEGEL has learned.  It has even set up its own financial database to track money flows through a “tailored access operations” division.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Nearly two years after launch, Siri seems to exit ‘beta’ with iOS 7  —  With the iPhone 4S launch nearly two years ago, Apple introduced the Siri voice control system to its customers.  At launch, Siri was a gimmicky feature at best, being released with bugs, a highly-computerized voice …
Gregory Ferenstein / TechCrunch:
Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Lays Out His Plan For The Future Of Media  —  Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams has an ambitious new plan: to shift our daily reading habits away from consuming incremental news bites and towards engaging with enlightened ideas curated by an intelligent algorithm.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
AT&T Threatens Persistent Pirates With Account Termination  —  After years of negotiating and planning the long-awaited U.S. “six-strikes” system finally went live in February.  —  The Copyright Alert System's main goal is to educate the public.  That is, informing people that their connection …
Jenna Wortham / NYT Bits:
Twitter's Magic Recs Experiment Personalizes What You Follow  —  A few months ago, a mysterious account called “Magic Recs” appeared on Twitter.  —  Magic Recs promises to deliver “instant, personalized recommendations for users and content via direct message.”
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