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The Snowden Leaks and the Public
Alan Rusbridger, editor of the Guardian, discusses what we have learned about surveillance from the Snowden leaks his newspaper has helped bring to light.
Brian Bergstein, deputy editor

NSA Infiltrates Links to Yahoo, Google Data Centers Worldwide, Snowden Documents Say
The latest revelations from Edward Snowden’s leaked documents imply that the NSA is directly tapping Google and Yahoo servers. The NSA denies it does this.
David Talbot, chief correspondent

Schiaparelli
Innovative and elegantly designed website highlights the history and long-awaited comeback of Parisian fashion design house Schiaparelli.
—J. Juniper Friedman, editorial assistant

The President Wants You to Get Rich on Obamacare
A fascinating story about the race to make money by innovating around Obamacare.
Will Knight, news and analysis editor

Into the Zombie Underworld
Halloween may be over, but Día de los Muertos is just beginning. This highly produced feature on why “Haiti is the republic of zombies” marries killer digital design and compelling online storytelling.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer

These Algorithm Videos on YouTube Are Mesmerizing
Our computers are thinking for us constantly, and somehow, Twitter knows that I should follow Caroline Manzo. I did find these algorithm videos mesmerizing and enlightening.
—David W.M. Sweeney, marketing communications manager

Patent War Goes Nuclear: Microsoft, Apple-Owned “Rockstar” Sues Google
The shocking tale of how Microsoft, Apple, RIM, Ericsson, and Sony spent $4.5 billion to arm a shell company called Rockstar with patents to attack Google in court.
Tom Simonite, senior editor, IT

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