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NSA and GCHQ targeted 1,000 allied individuals: latest Snowden drop

NSA and GCHQ targeted 1,000 allied individuals: latest Snowden drop

The latest installment of the ongoing slow release of the whistleblower Edward Snowden's cache of 1.7 million stolen NSA documents has revealed over 1,000 targets of the NSA's and GCHQ's international spying efforts between 2008 and 2011. The targets include high-ranking officials in allied nations, economic regulatory bodies, humanitarian aid agencies, and -- seemingly as an afterthought -- individuals being watched for hypothesized ties to terrorism. These particular documents were reported Friday by the American newspaper New York Times, Britain's the Guardian and Germany's Der Spiegel.

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Snowden sitting on 1.5 million more documents, NSA estimates

Snowden sitting on 1.5 million more documents, NSA estimates

And now for your weekend Snowden update. Edward Snowden, as you may know if you haven't been living in Plato's cave, is the 30-year-old former NSA employee who stole and leaked "thousands" of documents revealing some of the incredible extent to which the NSA and other international spy agencies go to spy on Americans, Chinese, Germans, and the rest of the world. Last month the NSA said Snowden had leaked 200,000 documents to journalists. Now we're hearing estimates from the NSA itself that Snowden is sitting on 1.5 million additional documents -- but the agency admits even that figure is more-or-less a shot-in-the-dark.

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NSA hackers compromised at least 50,000 networks in 14 years

NSA hackers compromised at least 50,000 networks in 14 years

A large team of NSA hackers known collectively as the Tailored Access Operations (TAO) department successfully hacked 50,000 computer networks between the years 1998 and 2012, according to a new examination of the Snowden documents. A PowerPoint presentation seen this week by Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad revealed the statistic along with other information about the agency's Computer Network Exploitation (CNE) activities.

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Zee.Aero develops flying car near Google X

Zee.Aero develops flying car near Google X

From the front it looks a bit like a catfish. From the top it looks like a water strider. From the side it looks like a great white shark. This odd-looking flying car is under development at a technology company near the Google X research facility--although so far it looks like Google is not involved with this project.

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Google’s 2013 Nexus 10 to source LG, leaked pics suggest

Google’s 2013 Nexus 10 to source LG, leaked pics suggest

Google's 2013 reboot of its Nexus 10 tablet will be manufactured by LG and sell for £299 ($482), if these leaked pics are to be believed. They were apparently leaked by Spanish broadband and telecom provider Telefonica, as the "Property of Telefonica" watermark on the second pic would indicate. Together the allegedly individually sourced pics would confirm rumors the Korean manufacturer will be Google's go-to replacement of Samsung for the tablet (not Asus as was widely--and erroneously--rumored this last summer.

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HTC One+ (M8) specifications leak for 2014 release

HTC One+ (M8) specifications leak for 2014 release

There’s a next-generation HTC One out there in the wild, and it goes by the code name M8. You may recognize this name as it’s a one-up from the HTC One’s original code name in M7 - here appearing to be, quite simply, the next big step. Like the HTC One X’s release in the United States came with the Snapdragon S4 Pro for starters then had an upgrade to the NVIDIA Tegra 3 with a name change to HTC One X+, so too must we assume that the specifications change in this M8 device would receive such a tiny name-bump.

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