The Guardian: The National Security Agency monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after being given the numbers by an official in another government department, according to a classified document provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The Daily Beast: A White House national security official has been fired after being caught as the author of a Twitter account who has been tormenting the foreign policy community with insulting comments and revealing internal administration information for over two years.
Two people were killed in a shooting at Sparks Middle School in Sparks, Nev., this morning. Police say one of the dead is a staff member. They believe the other is a student, who is likely the suspect.
Two male minors were injured in the shooting. As of 11:20 a.m. PDT, one is in serious condition, the other is in fair condition, according to the Reno, Nev., hospital where they were taken.
Der Spiegel: Documents leaked by Edward Snowden showed the NSA has been systematically eavesdropping on the Mexican government for years. It hacked into the president’s public email account and gained deep insight into policymaking and the political system.
A group of Chinese scientists at Shanghai’s Fudan University have a bright idea: A lightbulb that produces its own Wi-Fi signal. According to Xinhua, the technology is called Li-Fi, and the prototype actually works better than the average connection in China.