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The Daily Read – N.W.A Edition – 8/13/2014

Tuesday is a rough day, and I’m sure the fellas from the N.W.A movie can agree. Today’s daily read features Snowden, women in tech, and Siri being used as an accomplice.


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It’s Tuesday, and its personally in my opinion, one of the worst days of the week. I’m sure the cast members from the N.W.A. movie can agree with me.  All things aside, I have some goodies lined up for today’s Daily Read. Let’s get to it!

Edward Snowden: The Untold Story


“But in all my work, I’ve never run across anyone quite like Snowden. He is a uniquely postmodern breed of whistle-blower. Physically, very few people have seen him since he disappeared into Moscow’s airport complex last June. But he has nevertheless maintained a presence on the world stage-not only as a man without a country but as a man without a body.”

by @Wired

Stop being a tourist


“Look at these idiots. Oblivious, naïve, and probably American. Even their execution of the quintessential holding-up-the-leaning-tower-of-Pisa pose is deeply flawed. Are they aware of the history? Of the architectural miasma that hangs in the air like the smell of stale Coppertone? No, no they aren’t. They’re tourists and they suck.”

by @trixxy

Someone actually tried to use Siri to hide a body


“Someone seems to have actually asked Siri how to hide a body, and meant it. The Independent reports that 20-year-old murder suspect Pedro Bravo had told his iPhone, “I need to my hide my roommate.” The accused reportedly committed the crime following an argument with Christian Aguilar, who was dating Bravo’s ex-girlfriend.”

by @casskhaw

The Insidious Influence Of Blockbuster Cinema On Videogames


“Blockbusters are now all about delivering more: more music, more mayhem, more action, more characters, more sound, more explosions. They are altars to the god of sensory overload.”

by @danielwcarlson

Gawker Media Staffers Are Still Ambivalent About Kinja


“After a sharp critique from one of its sites, Gawker employees discuss their company’s murky vision of the future of publishing.”

by @mylestanzer

Encouraging Girls to Embrace Tech, No Matter Where They Live


“Waad “Dede” Krishan is probably having a better summer than you.”

by @Amy_Schatz

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