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Hands-on with the Apple Watch. The Post writes: “In short, the Apple Watch feels expensive. Which is good, because it is really expensive.”

The CIA campaign to steal Apple's secrets. The Intercept reports: "Researchers working with the Central Intelligence Agency have conducted a multi-year, sustained effort to break the security of Apple’s iPhones and iPads, according to top-secret documents obtained by The Intercept.”

Obama launches TechHire initiative. "Called TechHire, the initiative follows a familiar template for the Obama administration," according to the Business Journals. "Mix a new government program with various private-sector initiatives, throw in some community organizing, and then brand it with a high-profile speech.”

Study: One in 10 iPhone and iPad users will buy the Apple Watch. "An Adobe poll asking 1,000 Americans who own either a smartphone or tablet whether they’ll buy an Apple Watch found that 27 percent of respondents said they are very likely to buy a wearable devices, with 67 percent of these saying they are likely or very likely to go for the Apple Watch,” according to Boy Genius Report.

Wikimedia Foundation vs. NSA. Wikimedia announces its planned legal action: "The lawsuit challenges the NSA’s mass surveillance program, and specifically its large-scale search and seizure of internet communications — frequently referred to as 'upstream' surveillance."

On Our Radar:

TEST: Apple Watch's detailed battery claims and assumptions.
RAISE A GLASS: To Gigaom, which shut down abruptly this week. We hardly knew ye.

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