Top News for March 17, 2014

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Here are today's top stories from Tech News Today for March 17, 2014:

  1. We told you Wednesday about a story on The Intercept blog that said the NSA is spreading malware by using fake Facebook servers. The NSA subsequently denied it. And this morning, the Intercept’s Ryan Gallagher posted an intriguing piece contrasting NSA denials against details of the leaked documents, which of course are part of the trove leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Read more at firstlook.org.

  2. Google announced this morning that its bringing its Google Play Games services to the iOS platform. The change will enable players with Android and iOS devices to play against each other. Read more at venturebeat.com.

  3. A service called Popcorn Time, which lets you watch pirated BitTorrent movies free, became available last week, only to be shut down, then resurrected again over the weekend. Read more at venturebeat.com.

  4. Apple is working on an iOS application that will almost certainly ship with iOS and may be called Healthbook. This passbook-like app will apparently focus on fitness tracking and healthcare monitoring. Read more at 9to5mac.com.

For insight, analysis, and discussion of these topics and more, check out Tech News Today for March 17, 2014.