Today's Scuttlebot: Anonymous on Swartz, and Precious Obscurity

Today's Scuttlebot: Anonymous on Swartz, and Precious Obscurity

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New The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Monday, selections include Eric Schmidt's daughter reporting on North Korea, strange book recommendations from an app that uses Facebook data and the European Union's $1.3 billion contest for financing science projects....
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