1. Coal in NSA's Stocking

    Snowden to Give Christmas Address

    Queen Elizabeth is a tough act to follow, but Edward Snowden must feel up to the task. After she delivers her Christmas Day address, Snowden will brodcast his own message to the U.K. Billed as an "alternative" address by Channel 4, the world's most famous leaker will warn the world that 2014 looks a lot like 1984. "The types of collection in the book—microphones and video cameras, TVs that watch us—are nothing compared to what we have available today. We have sensors in our pockets that track us everywhere we go. Think about what this means for the privacy of the average person."

    Read it at The Guardian