Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team.

North Korea slams U.S. over Internet shutdown, calls Obama a ‘monkey.’ "North Korea on Saturday compared President Obama to a 'monkey in a tropical forest' as it blamed the administration for disrupting its Internet access amid a hacking dispute related to the movie 'The Interview,'" reports the Post's Simon Denyer.

Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA's War on Internet Security. German Magazine Der Spiegel uses Snowden documents to explain how U.S. and British spy agencies work to undermine encryption tools and protocols that secure the Web.

The hackers who say they took down gaming networks are now going after Tor. Lizard Squad, the hackers who claimed credit for taking down Microsoft and Sony's gaming networks on Christmas, took aim at anonymous browsing tool Tor on Friday by flooding it with potentially malicious relays, the Switch reports. But the attack didn't appear to actually compromise Tor's effectiveness and the Tor Project said it was working to remove the new servers.

Elon Musk: The new Tesla Roadster can travel some 400 miles on a single charge. "Tesla announced Friday an upgrade for its Roadster, the electric car company’s convertible model, and said that the new features significantly boost its range -- beyond what many traditional cars can get on a tank of gasoline," reports the Switch's Brian Fung.

Pinterest to unveil early results from promoted pins, as it looks to ramp up advertising. Social image and link sharing site Pinterest is looking to expand and pilot program to test promoted "Pins" to all advertisers in the new year, Re/Code reports. "Users shared promoted pins about 11 times on average, a figure in line with how frequently users share standard pins."