GLOBAL TECH WRAP: NSA exploited heartbleed bug for years - report

The US National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter have told Bloomberg. The NSA denies the claim.

Turkey's Prime Minister is threatening to 'go after' Twitter for tax evasion, reports AFP. Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier tried to ban Twitter, put was foiled by citizens using workarounds, and Turkey's High Court, which ruled against the ban.

Amazon is planning its own smartphone, says the Wall Street Journal. The e-retailer has broad hardware ambitions that may soon yield a smartphone, with a 3D-like screen and multiple sensors for tracking eye movement. The device is coming soon, people who have been briefed on the company’s plans said. Amazon already has its "Kindle" and Android-based "Kindle Fire" series of tablets, which are sold at low cost as a way to hook people into content sold via Amazon. It has also recently lauched Fire TV, an Apple TV-style device for streaming broadband content to a regular television.

A new infographic guide is out to the sites affected by Heartbleed (click to zoom):

 

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