peHUB Second Opinion 8.21

Unease over easing. Stocks fell over continued concerns about when the Fed will start tapering off of QE3.

The waiting is the hardest part. The Federal Reserve offered few clues in its latest minutes about when it will ease up on QE3.

Ever wonder what it feels like to drown in space? Here you go.

Ayn Rand would be fuming. A Cato institute study says welfare pays more than a minimum-wage job in 35 states.

NSA’s surveillance reach is even bigger than previously reported. It covers three-quarters of U.S. Internet traffic, the WSJ reports.

Oh, and remember that NSA email-spying program that was deemed unconstitutional? Well, it turns out the NSA used it to collect as many as tens of thousands of e-mails between Americans before it was shut down, according to the Washington Post.

Men, stick with a classic haircut parted on the side.

What housing recovery? Wells Fargo will cut 2,300 mortgage jobs.

Good luck, Zuck! Mark Zuckerberg’s dream to connect 5 billion more people to the Internet could take 20 years, experts say.

Bradley Manning, 25, may be 60 when he gets out of Fort Leavenworth. A judge sentenced him to 35 years in prison for passing classified documents to WikiLeaks.

From the “think before you tweet” file, Dr. Phil has made a bunch of people angry.

And for that one reader who still cares about BlackBerry, did you know that a single developer is responsible for 1 out of 4 BB apps?

Photo credit: Supporters of U.S. soldier Bradley Manning listen as defense attorney David Coombs speaks during a news conference in Hanover, Maryland, following the sentencing of Manning at nearby Fort Meade August 21. Photo by Kevin Lamarque, Reuters