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November 27, 2013, 6:25 PM

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The Huffington Post:
Top-Secret Document Reveals NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit ‘Radicalizers’  —  WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has been gathering records of online sexual activity and evidence of visits to pornographic websites as part of a proposed plan to harm the reputations …
Lorraine Luk / Digits:
iPhone 5S Wait Time Drops as Foxconn Boosts Production  —  The waiting time for iPhone 5Ss has shortened significantly as major assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. has been running its factories around the clock, adding more workers to its production lines.
Adrian Chen / New York Times:
Much Ado About Bitcoin  —  FOR the obsessive followers of the volatile virtual currency bitcoin, the price of a single bitcoin at the time their fixation began holds undue significance.  I know one bitcoin cost around $9 when I first stumbled on it in the summer of 2011.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Bitcoin passes $1,000 mark for the first time, up over 62% in a week  —  Bitcoin hit a new milestone today, passing the $1,000 mark for the first time.  The virtual currency is currently trading above the four-digit figure, with its highest at $1,030 on Mt. Gox, one of the largest exchanges.
Rob Wile / Business Insider:
There Are Dozens Of Digital Currencies That Are All Going Insane Right Now  —  In the past week, Bitcoin prices have climbed as much as 80%.  —  We just told you why another cryptocurrency, Litecoin, has been able to ride Bitcoin's digital coattails to a 400% gain over the same period.
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Jeremiah Rice / Android Police:
[APK Teardown] YouTube 5.3 Reveals Upcoming ‘Music Pass’ With Uninterrupted Music: Millions Of Songs With No Ads, Offline Playback, And Background Listening  —  There's a new version of YouTube out, and as usual, hidden inside its chocolaty center are hints at upcoming features and capabilities.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Xbox Video launches on the web ahead of Windows Phone version  —  Microsoft is unveiling its Xbox Video web service today, ahead of a planned app release for Windows Phone.  The web version, available at video.xbox.com, provides the same access to TV shows and movies as the existing Xbox Video app …
Ciwrl / CyanogenMod:
CyanogenMod Installer Application Removed from Play Store  —  Today, we were contacted by the Google Play Support team to say that our CyanogenMod Installer application is in violation of Google Play's developer terms.  —  They advised us to voluntarily remove the application, or they would be forced to remove it administratively.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Xbox, pause: Microsoft waits to discuss Xbox One apps  —  Developers are eager but details are scarce  —  Over a million Xbox One consoles already sit underneath TVs across the world, and hundreds of thousands more will make their way into living rooms over the holidays.
More: eWeekTweets: @reckless and @tomwarren
Fernando Alfonso III / Daily Dot:
Rigging Time's Person of the Year poll?  All in a day's twerk  —  When I heard that Time magazine was running another online voting component with its prestigious Person of the Year poll, the first thing I thought was, “Not again.”  —  Didn't the news magazine learn anything in 2009 …
Ian Traynor / Guardian:
NSA surveillance: Europe threatens to freeze US data-sharing arrangements  —  After Edward Snowden revelations, EU executive underlines US compliance with European law and ‘how things have gone badly’  —  The EU executive is threatening to freeze crucial data-sharing arrangements with the US …
Andy / TorrentFreak:
Landmark Beyonce File-Sharing Prosecution Fails to Intimidate  —  Difficulties associated with gathering evidence against BitTorrent users have led authorities in Sweden to concentrate on file-sharing cases where large-scale infringement can be more easily shown.

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