1. The source for The Guardian and The Washington Post's recent groundbreaking NSA reporting just unexpectedly chose to reveal himself.


  2. There are still plenty of unanswered questions to which we deserve answers, but PRISM is looking much less awful now than it was a few days ago.


  3. My in-depth explanation of DNI Clapper’s legal rationale for the NSA’s PRISM Internet surveillance program.

  4. I sat down — sort of — with AOL founder Steve Case to discuss what the technology sector wants from comprehensive immigration reform.


  5. "That’s where McCain’s Aereo provision fits in. The Fox broadcast network operates on a license granted by the government. In exchange, Fox and other networks are expected to provide local news, weather and emergency alerts to consumers. McCain’s bill is essentially a response to Carey’s threat: stop providing your public service, and you’ll lose your license to air your content on the broadcast airwaves."
    — "Aereo’s Unexpected Ally: John McCain," Mashable

  6. "

    A new bill making it legal to unlock your cellphone or other mobile device has arrived in the House of Representatives.

    The Unlocking Technology Act of 2013 would also make it legal to circumvent digital rights management (DRM) locks to use protected content in a way that doesn’t violate copyright law and to develop and sell cellphone unlocking software.

    — "New Bill Legalizing Cellphone Unlocking Introduced in House," Mashable
  7. whitehouse:

    President Obama just took off from the South Lawn of the White House.

    He’s headed to Mexico and Costa Rica to reinforce the deep cultural, familial, and economic ties that so many Americans share with Mexico and Central America.

    Marine One ludicrous speed, GO!


  8. "

    A forward-thinking futurist Silicon Valley-type ought to be a progressive, right?

    Well, it’s not quite that simple.

    — "Is Mark Zuckerberg a Liberal or a Conservative?," Mashable. New analysis from me.
  9. Really nice work from Newsday’s Walt Handelsman as One World Trade Center is set to reach 1,776 feet this week.

  10. Obama at last night’s 2013 White House Correspondents’ Dinner.