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New York Times reporter David Sanger worked extensively with former deputy CIA director Michael Morell during the reporting of his book Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power — even arranging to provide Morell with access to an entire unpublished chapter for his review — according to documents obtained by Gizmodo.

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Lady Gaga fans have reportedly "tricked" their Amazon Echos into playing samples of Lady Gaga's latest album Joanne, according to videos posted online. It's unclear if the leak was a bug or a marketing gimmick. Either way, the trick no longer works.

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Yesterday Bell, a Canadian phone company, accidentally posted a preorder page to Google's super secret phone project, the Pixel. Then the British phone store Carphone Warehouse leaked even more pictures. Now it appears US telecom Verizon also accidentally posted early images of the phone, and revealed it will contain something called "Google Magic". In the smartphone section of the Verizon Enterprises site — the sector of the company that sells plans to businesses, not consumer — the Pixel and the Pixel XL are listed for sale.

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Google did a whole fancy hush-hush thing about a new phone the company is birthing that is totes not a Nexus. It rolled out a cryptic website the other week with little information except for that the release date would be October 5.

But the world is wild and unpredictable, and the Google's new phone, the Pixel, got LEAKED by the Canadian phone company Bell, ostensibly by accident, when it posted a pre-order page for the phone earlier this evening. The phone company has taken down the webpage, but everything you post online is forever, so the images remain.

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Wikileaks withheld a batch of emails showing a $US2.2 ($3) billion transaction between the Syrian regime and a Russian government-owned bank, according to a Daily Dot report. If true, the report will likely have a lasting negative impact on Wikileaks' credibility. The report alleges that the transparency organisation betrayed its own core values of "pristine leaking" and did so in a way that protects Russia's public image.

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It's a busy year for Apple. The super-shiny (and incredibly expensive) Apple Watch hit shops last month and the smart money and rumour-merchants have it on good authority that a brand new iPhone model may be touching down as early as August. In the middle of that we have the World Wide Developer Conference, also known as WWDC. It's there that we're likely to see new software for all your iOS devices. Here's what we know about iOS 9 so far.