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October 14, 2013, 9:10 PM

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Washington Post:
NSA collects millions of e-mail address books globally  —  The National Security Agency is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts around the world, many of them belonging to Americans, according to senior intelligence officials …
Matt Brian / Engadget:
Google readying ‘Mobile Meter’ app that offers rewards for tracking mobile usage  —  Google already knows better than most how we use the internet.  Now it wants to dig a little deeper and monitor your app usage as well.  Engadget has learned that the company is readying a new mobile service …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
HTC One max: an awkwardly large One variant with a poorly implemented fingerprint scanner  —  HTC One max review: a lot more of the same  —  The power button is on the side  —  Homer's two great works, The Iliad and The Odyssey, are technically poems.  In the exact same way that an inch-thick tome …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
D. T. Max / New Yorker:
After Twitter and Square, What is Jack Dorsey's Next Move?  —  Jack Dorsey, the tech entrepreneur, takes the No. 1 bus to work, and he likes to catch the 7:06.  It carries him nearly from one side of San Francisco to the other—down California Street almost to Market.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Jack Dorsey denies ousting forgotten founder, as he tells his side of Twitter's early story  —  With an upcoming IPO, Twitter has a vested interest in smoothing out people's perceptions of its founding story.  So perhaps its no surprise to see a New Yorker profile on Jack Dorsey which gives …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Announces Update 3 For Windows Phone 8 Coming This Year With Larger Screens, More Live Tiles  —  Today Microsoft announced its third update to Windows Phone 8.  This is the set of new features and upgrades that will carry the smartphone platform through the holiday sales cycle.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
iPhone 5s Outselling iPhone 5c Two-to-One  —  Asked during Apple's last earnings call if he feared the higher end of the smartphone market was nearing saturation, CEO Tim Cook said he did not.  “I don't subscribe to the common view that the higher end, if you will, of the smartphone market is at its peak,” Cook said.
Brad Molen / Engadget:
LG G Flex curved smartphone revealed in press renders, will launch next month (update: 6-inch display)  —  LG has admitted that “bendable and unbreakable” smartphone displays are already in production, and we've heard plenty of rumors about a device known as the G Flex which features the new tech.
Lee Hutchinson / Ars Technica:
Node.js-based Ghost blogging platform opens to the public  —  Last month we covered the soft launch of Ghost, a Node.js-based minimalist blogging platform.  The application blew through a Kickstarter goal and has been under heavy development; last month, Kickstarter backers were granted early access …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google-Backed File-Sharing Service Spreads Malware  —  To the Western public the name Xunlei might not ring any immediate bells, but in China its software is used by hundreds of millions of people every month.  —  Previously the company's BitTorrent client was crowned the most used BitTorrent software …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Ex-Valve employees raising $400K on Kickstarter for augmented reality, 3D-projection glasses  —  Technical Illusions' castAR glasses could have been a Valve product.  —  Maybe Valve should have kept these two around.  —  Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson today launched a Kickstarter …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook Buys Mobile Data Analytics Company Onavo, Reportedly For Up To $200M... And (Finally?)  Gets Its Office In Israel  —  Big news for a Monday/late Sunday night (depending on where you are): Onavo, the Tel Aviv-based mobile analytics company, has just announced that it has been acquired by Facebook.
Salvador Rodriguez / Los Angeles Times:
SnapHack app lets users save Snapchat photos without notifying sender  —  A new app called SnapHack lets iPhone users save photos and videos sent over Snapchat without the sender's knowledge.  (Apple App Store)  —  Want to save Snapchat pictures and videos without the sender finding out?

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