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For a brief shining moment Walmart allowed anyone with a quick clicker finger to pre-order Google's next smart speaker, the Google Home Mini. Unfortunately, that speaker isn't expected to actually be announced until tomorrow.

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Cyber espionage operations and leaks of sensitive government and corporate data are a regular occurrence these days. In our eagerness to learn hidden truths it is also imperative that we ask ourselves whether we can trust the accuracy of information offered up by unknown actors whose intentions are obscured. Is this information real, or has it been tampered with to further some powerful entity's shadowy agenda? Should our default position be to treat leaks with the strictest suspicion -- perhaps even as the calculated product of digital disinformation -- until proven otherwise?

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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Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power -- even arranging to provide Morell with access to an entire unpublished chapter for his review -- according to documents obtained by Gizmodo.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.