November 24, 2013, 5:55 PM

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New York Times:
Tension and Flaws Before Health Website Crash  —  WASHINGTON — On a sultry day in late August, a dozen staff members of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services gathered at the agency's Baltimore headquarters with managers from the major contractors building HealthCare …
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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.
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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 …
Jason Schreier / Kotaku:
Reports Of Xbox One Disc Drive Issues Increase  —  As we continue to hear from more and more brand new Xbox One owners who say their disc drives don't work, Microsoft's solution remains the same: contact customer service.  —  That's unfortunate news for affected gamers who thought …
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
FindTheBest destroys “matchmaking” patent, pushes RICO case against troll  —  FindThe Best employees Aly Dupuy and Meghan Harris dressed up as patent trolls for Halloween.  —  Six months ago, a shell company called Lumen View Technology told Santa Barbara startup FindTheBest that it should pay $50,000 …
David Meyer / Gigaom:
Say hello to Safeplug, Pogoplug's $49 Tor-in-a-box for anonymous surfing  —  You may know Pogoplug as the maker of little “personal cloud” devices for streaming media from your home to your smartphone, or, if you're more up to speed with what the company's been doing, you may be aware of its Dropbox-battling cloud storage services.
Quinn Norton / Medium:
How Antisec Died — Jeremy Hammond, Sabu, and the Intelligence-Industrial Complex  —  First, an introduction: I write about hackers, and for the past few years that has meant I write about Anonymous.  At the time of the Stratfor hack I was working for Wired covering Anonymous—notably the antics of Antisec anons much of the time.
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
A spurned techie's revenge: Locking down his ex's digital life  —  Ads for software packages marketed specifically for stalking a partner.  —  NNEDV  —  The e-mail's subject line was “Interested in hiring you.”  The sender, a woman, said she had seen me on a local Baltimore news show talking …

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