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November 23, 2013, 3:10 PM

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New York Times:
N.S.A. Report Outlined Goals for More Power  —  WASHINGTON — Officials at the National Security Agency, intent on maintaining its dominance in intelligence collection, pledged last year to push to expand its surveillance powers, according to a top secret strategy document.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Fed up with slow and pricey Internet, cities start demanding gigabit fiber  —  Mmmmmm... fiber.  —  Tanya Patrice  —  Slow Internet speeds and a lack of competitive pressure on Internet providers is a fact of life in communities throughout America.  We've seen that competition can make a difference …
Balaji Srinivasan / Wired:
Like minds meet online and then travel to meet offline. Will this reorganize the world?  —  Software Is Reorganizing the World  —  For the first time in memory, adults in the United States under age forty are now expected to be poorer than their parents.  This is the kind of grim reality …
Jacob Hoffman-Andrews / Twitter Engineering Blog:
Twitter enables forward secrecy to avoid snooping, joining Google, Mozilla, and Facebook  —  Forward Secrecy at Twitter  —  As part of our continuing effort to keep our users' information as secure as possible, we're happy to announce that we recently enabled forward secrecy for traffic on twitter.com …
Deborah Gage / Venture Capital Dispatch:
AeroFS emerges from stealth, syncs files without storing on external servers that governments can access  —  As Customers Seek Privacy, AeroFS Emerges With Stealthy File Sharing Software  —  Air Computing Inc., which is doing business as AeroFS, emerged publicly Friday with software …
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Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Microsoft sells 1 million Xbox One units in its first 24 hours  —  Microsoft has announced a successful Xbox One launch with over 1 million units sold worldwide in the first 24 hours.  That roughly matches Sony's PlayStation 4, which also topped 1 million in its first day.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Turntable.fm Shutting Down So Company Can Focus On Turntable Live Events Platform  —  Today, Turntable.fm has announced that it will shut down its ‘virtual dj’ product entirely to focus on its new Turntable Live platform, which attempts to replicate the ‘being there’ experience of live performances.

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