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Stories from July 31, 2013, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. XKeyscore: NSA program collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet' (theguardian.com)
1688 points by sinak on July 31, 2013 | hide | 612 comments
2. NSA director heckled on stage at Black Hat security conference (forbes.com)
339 points by tjaerv on July 31, 2013 | hide | 208 comments
3. The entire US Code is now online in XML (house.gov)
320 points by liscovich on July 31, 2013 | hide | 237 comments
4. How 'One Weird Trick' Conquered The Internet (slate.com)
294 points by weston on July 31, 2013 | hide | 128 comments
5. Introducing Quip (quip.com)
298 points by jamesjyu on July 31, 2013 | hide | 155 comments
6. The Door To The FISA Court Doesn't Even Have A Sign On It (konklone.com)
273 points by luigi on July 31, 2013 | hide | 56 comments
7. Why I Left Medium (kennethreitz.org)
258 points by jmduke on July 31, 2013 | hide | 167 comments
8. Why does Amazon have more books from the 1880s than the 1980s? Blame copyright (washingtonpost.com)
212 points by Libertatea on July 31, 2013 | hide | 80 comments
9. Looking at CPU/GPU Benchmark Optimizations in Galaxy S 4 (anandtech.com)
216 points by MBCook on July 31, 2013 | hide | 78 comments
10. More Encryption Is Not the Solution (acm.org)
204 points by astaire on July 31, 2013 | hide | 87 comments
11. Show HN: Sketch, connect and simulate gears and chains (github.com)
201 points by frankl on July 31, 2013 | hide | 58 comments
12. Starbucks’ WiFi goes Google (googleblog.blogspot.com)
197 points by Maxious on July 31, 2013 | hide | 136 comments
13. Twelve Go Best Practices (golang.org)
200 points by chorola on July 31, 2013 | hide | 151 comments
14. Give Snowden his due: He made a surveillance debate possible (latimes.com)
186 points by dllthomas on July 31, 2013 | hide | 59 comments
15. Intel's first 'open-source PC' on sale for $199 (computerworld.com)
178 points by Baustin on July 31, 2013 | hide | 81 comments
16. Report: TSA employee misconduct up 26% in 3 years (cnn.com)
170 points by tocomment on July 31, 2013 | hide | 105 comments
17. Wraith – A screenshot comparison tool from the BBC (github.com)
158 points by rtfeldman on July 31, 2013 | hide | 36 comments
18. Authy: Faster Two-Factor Authentication (authy.com)
160 points by cwhitaker01 on July 31, 2013 | hide | 94 comments
19. How YouPorn Uses Redis: SFW Edition (togo.io)
154 points by benarent on July 31, 2013 | hide | 94 comments
20. Microsoft's Surface sales figures are in, and they're hideous (theregister.co.uk)
137 points by ytNumbers on July 31, 2013 | hide | 201 comments
21. Do Not Track is not respected on mozilla.org (bugzilla.mozilla.org)
140 points by therealunreal on July 31, 2013 | hide | 109 comments
22. Activision Blizzard goes indie after CEO Kotick buys back the company (joystiq.com)
133 points by bdz on July 31, 2013 | hide | 86 comments
23. Leaked transcript of censored Bret Victor talk (alarmingdevelopment.org)
128 points by jashkenas on July 31, 2013 | hide | 76 comments
24. Two years later, Senator’s criticism of NSA spying sinks in (arstechnica.com)
127 points by eksith on July 31, 2013 | hide | 23 comments
25. FISA court judge: No company has ever challenged Patriot Act sharing (arstechnica.com)
125 points by rosser on July 31, 2013 | hide | 27 comments
26. 1984 Day - Rally Against Surveillance (1984day.com)
136 points by sinak on July 31, 2013 | hide | 26 comments
27. Psychotherapy via Internet found as good as or better than face-to-face (uzh.ch)
118 points by ca98am79 on July 31, 2013 | hide | 56 comments
28. RethinkDB: new documentation site, cookbook with examples, practical guides (rethinkdb.com)
109 points by mglukhovsky on July 31, 2013 | hide | 28 comments
29. From PhD to Data Scientist: Tips for Making the Transition (insightdatascience.com)
101 points by jakek on July 31, 2013 | hide | 87 comments
30. We're about to hit phase 3 of ARIN IPV4 rationing (arin.net)
97 points by samuelkadolph on July 31, 2013 | hide | 115 comments

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