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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 10/06/2013
    Posted by on Jun 10th, 2013

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    ‘It’s time to let him go’…the words uttered by Andrew Mlangeni, a longtime friend of Nelson Mandela, upon hearing the news that the statesman had been hospitalised in a serious, but stable condition…the fourth time since December. [TimesLIVE]

    Whistleblower who leaked NSA surveillance programs has been identified as 29 year old, ex-CIA employee Edward Snowden. The 29 year old is now in refuge in Hong Kong. Snowden said he is willing to face the consequences of exposure, but does not expect to see home again. [Washington Post]

    Sebastian Vettel won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, but his victory was overshadowed by the death of a marshal who was killed after being run over by a mobile crane that was removing the Sauber of Esteban Gutierrez from the side of the track after he crashed [iol]

    Two South African-registered companies, one managed by an Iranian by birth, have been blacklisted by the US Treasury. This means they are forbidden from doing business in or with the US. [Fin24]

    Hacker faces more jail time than the  convicted Steubenville rapists he exposed. If convicted of the hacking related crimes he faces a 10 year jail term. The rapists only got 1 and 2 year sentences. Ridiculous. [TechCrunch]

    Oppikoppi organisers announced on Friday that Deftones have been added to the international acts line-up alongside Yellowcard for the Oppikoppi Bewilderbeast festival [Channel24]

    Why Dali Tambo’s Robert Mugabe interview was just PR. [Mail & Guardian]

    Floods force thousands to evacuate in Germany [TIME]

    YouTube’s early stars..where are they now? [Business Insider]

    Insanely Wealthy Saudi Prince Sues Forbes for Undervaluing His Wealth. Says he’s worth $30 billion and not just a measely $20 bilion  [Gawker]

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