NSA Broke Privacy Rules ‘Thousands’ of Times and Other News You Need to Know


Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world.

Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories. A new report published in The Washington Post revealed that NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year since 2008, according to an internal audit.

Google blocked the YouTube app for the Windows Phone — again. Google claims Microsoft’s app and browser technology is not yet advanced enough to provide the full YouTube experience, primarily because it does not use HTML5. And in more news from Microsoft, the tech company announced it is shutting down its online marketplace. It will remain live but users will no longer have the ability to purchase new games.

Watch the video above for details on the stories.

Image: U. Baumgarten via Getty Images

Read more: http://mashable.com/2013/08/16/nsa-privacy-rules-brief/

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