Wiretap: The NSA knows you’re in Vegas

 
More from Edward Snowden: The NSA is collecting 5 billion records each day – yes, each day — of the whereabouts of cellphones. It has data on hundreds of millions of devices, meaning it can track the movements of many millions of cellphone users. Does this make you want to turn off your GPS?

NSA collects info on domestic cellphones “incidentally.” That’s what they say. Via the Washington Post.

Ashkan Soltani, a Washington Post contributor and an independent privacy and security researcher, explains how it works.

John Cassidy asks if Barack Obama is finally getting serious about income inequality. Or was it just a good speech?

Once upon a time, the minimum wage actually kept people out of poverty. Via the Atlantic.

Time names its top 10 movies of 2013.

New York Times names its top 10 books.

Cass Sunstein goes all sabermetrician in asking who is the greatest person of all time. Via the New Republic.

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