Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Bits Blog: Today’s Scuttlebot: Web Page No. 1 and Amazon in China

Here are some of the more interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. More Scuttlebot can be found here.

Stop Watching Us |  Mozilla urges Firefox users to join privacy coalition demanding full disclosure of N.S.A. spying. — Vindu Goel

Search for First Web Page Takes Detour Into North Carolina |  A page created in 1991 is locked in a NeXT computer, behind a password long forgotten. — Ashwin Seshagiri

Apple’s War Against ‘Jailbreaking’ Now Makes Sense
ZDNet |  How Apple’s new anti-theft Activation Lock feature may disrupt the practice of “jailbreaking” iPhones, or freeing them from limitations imposed by Apple or the carrier.  — Amy O’Leary

Amazon’s Kindle Goes on Sale in China |  You know what’s hard? Selling books in China. Actually, selling anything in China is hard. Even if you are Amazon.  — Howell Murray

Inside the N.S.A.’s Ultra-Secret China Hacking Group
Foreign Policy |  Foreign Policy on N.S.A. hacking: “It turns out that the Chinese government’s allegations are essentially correct.”  — Nicole Perlroth

Prism Suit |  And the Prism class action lawsuits begin.  — Nicole Perlroth

Developers Conference Explained in One Photo |  The gender divide in tech, perfectly captured in a photo from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.  — Claire Cain Miller

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