Christmas shipping snafus, the black market of stolen credit card numbers, Snowden claims "mission accomplished," and more: it's this week's Tech Reads.

Advertisement
  • Laura Stevens, Serena Ng and Shelly Banjo do a post-mortem on UPS's failure to deliver online shoppers' gifts promised to arrive by Christmas Eve [The Wall St. Journal]
  • Dustin Volz examines the underground world where stolen credit card numbers — like those swiped at US Target stores last month — are traded [The National Journal]
  • Actor and "selfie king" James Franco explains the art and utility behind selfies, and why he's less likely to follow folks who don't use social media to display themselves. [The New York Times]
  • Dan Seifert looks at what it would take to provide in-flight cellphone service on US flights, and why it hasn't happened already [The Verge]
  • In a lengthy conversation with Barton Gellman, Edward Snowden reflects on his acts that brought the NSA into the spotlight, and sees a victory in the war on surveillance. [The Washington Post]
Advertisement

Image: On Dec. 24, 2013, NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, Expedition 38 Flight Engineer, participates in the second of two U.S. spacewalks, spread over a four-day period, which were designed to allow the crew to change out a faulty water pump on the exterior of the Earth-orbiting International Space Station. He was joined on both spacewalks by NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, whose image shows up in Hopkins' helmet visor. Image via NASA on Instagram.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION