The NSA Can Tap Your iPhone: In documents released by Edward Snowden, NSA officials "boast" about being able to access iPhones, Android phones and Blackberrys. Here's an overview of all the Snowden revelations so far.
Cheap iPhone is Cheap: The new iPhone, to be announced next week, is being manufactured by workers who've been denied "millions of dollars" in pay for overtime hours at a factory near Shanghai, China Labor Watch says.
Porkers: Washington State lawmakers steered $170 million into earmarks for "special projects that largely sidestep public debate and detailed documentation," the Seattle Times reports.
Today in Warmongering: Israel is backing President Obama's plan to attack Syria. One former Israeli official: "Let them bleed." (Oh look, German intelligence says Bashar Al-Assad didn't know about the gas attack.)
"The US Is Not the World Police": About 100 people protested the march to war in Seattle on Saturday.
Today in Rape Culture: The Montana Supreme Court has blocked a judge's attempt to re-sentence a man originally given only 30 days in jail for raping a 14-year-old. 50,000 people have signed an online petition demanding the judge's resignation.
Worker-Owned Bank Expanding to US: Awesome news. The wildly successful Mondragon cooperative bank from Spain's Basque region is coming to our shores. Its motto? "One worker, one vote."
Dick's 60th Anniversary Block Party Is Today! The line-up includes "two surprise performance guests." I'm betting Macklemore and...any guesses? (Or does Macklemore and Ryan Lewis count as two? Hmm.)
Because Patrick Stewart: