According to a Russian newspaper, the NSA leaker lived for a couple days at the Russian consulate in Hong Kong before his late June flight to Moscow. That raises questions about Russian President Vladimir Putin's statement that Snowden's arrival was a "complete surprise."
Also: U.S. spied on United Nations, German media report; jurors to soon begin weighing death penalty for Fort Hood killer; George Zimmerman will ask state of Florida to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal bills.
If you lose your laptop or smartphone, you're losing an awful lot of deeply personal data with it. That point's underscored by the current case of David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, the reporter who is responsible for breaking the lion's share of news from the Edward Snowden NSA revelations. British authorities detained Miranda and took several of his devices. The British government says what they did was allowed under anti-terror laws. But the search has been heavily criticized as overreaching. Security consultant Ashkan Soltani says the Miranda case is a reminder of just how much of our lives our devices can hold.
In two critical minutes, Nasdaq's technology failed the world. One hundred and twenty seconds are under scrutiny in the investigation to find out what caused Nasdaq's giant freeze-up on Thursday after computer problems forced the exchange to halt trading for hours. Scott Patterson is a Wall Street Journal reporter trying to unravel what went wrong. He's also author of "Dark Pools: The Rise of the Machine Traders and the Rigging of the U.S. Stock Market."
This final note today, which come to us from the pages of this morning's Columbus Dispatch out of Columbus, Ohio.
Ohio State University has sold the naming rights to the new emergency department at its medical school. The OSU board of trustees will vote Friday to create the Abercrombie & Fitch Emergency Department.
The emergency department will join the Abercrombie & Fitch Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, which was established last year.
The retailer, should you be curious, is based in New Albany, Ohio, just outside Columbus.