November 23, 2013, 8:45 PM

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NSA infected 50,000 computer networks with malicious software  —  NEWS The American intelligence service - NSA - infected more than 50,000 computer networks worldwide with malicious software designed to steal sensitive information.  Documents provided by former NSA-employee Edward Snowden and seen by this newspaper, prove this.
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  —  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, notably with the entry …
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 …
Lee Mathews /
Excess of stolen identities leads to massive price cuts, US ID costs just $25  —  Cybercriminals have been busy over the past couple of years, and it's starting to show.  Digital identity inventory levels have never been higher, and prices have never been lower.  It's a great time to be a black market buyer.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
With Tinder 3.0, Tinder Enters The Friend Zone  —  Tinder, an app that allows you to swipe right on profile images in order to meet potential friends or dating prospects, has just launched its 3.0 version on Android and iOS.  For those of you who want even more in common with the random people …
John Markoff / NYT Bits:
Study of Bitcoin transactions suggests link between Silk Road operator and Satoshi Nakamoto  —  Study Suggests Link Between Dread Pirate Roberts and Satoshi Nakamoto  —  Two Israeli computer scientists say they may have uncovered a puzzling financial link between Ross William Ulbricht …
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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 …
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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