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The Daily Read – San Antonio Spurs Edition – 8/6/2014

Welcome back to another edition of The Daily Read. Today’s article feature pizza, Facebook, cable, and more!

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Knowtechie daily read Welcome back to another fine edition of KnowTechie’s Daily Read. Let’s dive right in it!

Russian Gang Said to Amass More Than a Billion Stolen Internet Credentials


“A Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses, security researchers say. The records, discovered by Hold Security, a firm in Milwaukee, include confidential material gathered from 420,000 websites, ranging from household names to small Internet sites.”

by @nicoleperlroth

Spy Agency Stole Scoop From Media Outlet And Handed It To The AP


“The Associated Press dropped a significant scoop on Tuesday afternoon, reporting that in the last several years the terrorism watch list had doubled. A few minutes after the AP story posted at 12:32, consisting of three paragraphs, First Look Media published a much more comprehensive piece.”

by @ryangrim

What You Can Do About Facebook Tracking


“Everyone loves to gripe about privacy on Facebook. Like me, you may have even threatened to quit. But let’s be honest-we’re not going to break up with a social network filled with people we care about. Instead, let’s do something real: Get a grip on Facebook’s 9,000-word privacy policy and take concrete steps to control our information.”

by @geoffreyfowler

Surprise: TV Networks Are Already Unbundling From Cable


“Sick of the big cable bundle? Luckily, the number of alternatives are growing — and some are coming from the very people who say the bundle isn’t going away.”

by @jank0

4 simple tips to help you read more—and read better


“Dear readers, social media is your friend.”

The Complete Oral History Of The Time We Ordered A Pizza Using The Push For Pizza App


“The one app that changed three best friends forever.”

by @katienotopoulos

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