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Report: NSA Prism program spied on Americans' emails, searches

The National Security Agency's Prism program tapped directly into the servers of most of the web's largest companies, monitoring our search history, the content of emails, file transfers, and live chats, The Guardian alleges.

The Macalope Weekly: Escalation strategies

How do you keep turning the crazy up?

The Macalope: Reality-challenged

Hang on, because this one's a ride that don't make no sense!

Microsoft turns Siri against Apple in hilarious new Windows 8 ad

Who knew a soulless digital assistant could be so hilariously inept?

Review: Xbox SmartGlass for iOS is a better way to use your Xbox

SmartGlass is a boon to Xbox owners, giving them a surprising amount of control over their console, as well as letting them access their Xbox Live online presence.

New York calls on phone makers to help deter theft

The New York State attorney general has sent letters to the chief executives of Apple, Microsoft, Google and Samsung asking them for help in combating cellphone theft and hinting he may pursue legal action if they don't cooperate.

on techhive.com

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Microsoft desperately wants a Windows 8 iTunes app, but Apple's in no rush

Apple apparently isn't interested in porting iTunes to the touch-centric Windows 8 and making Microsoft's tablets more attractive.

on pcworld.com

Remains of the Day: Road trip!

Apple will take its developer show worldwide, the iPad still satisfies, and Tim Cook puts up his Dukes.

Scenes from a Microsoft store opening

What drew the crowds to a Microsoft Store in San Francisco this week? Would you believe Blake Shelton tickets?

on pcworld.com

The Macalope: The fine art of trolling

The Macalope locks horns with one of his oldest foes, in an attempt to uncover whether one can tell the difference between ignorance and willful trolling.