peHUB Second Opinion 9.6

Jeff Bezos is shaking things up yet again. Rumor has it that Amazon wants to barge into the smartphone market by giving its phone away for free.

The market ended flat today on news about jobs data and continued fears of a U.S. strike on Syria.

Apple has been slapped with an injunction in an e-books antitrust case.

And here’s one for the fanboys: Apple is apparently considering offering an iPhone with a six-inch-long screen. Incredible, right?

Sorry, but that encrypted email you just sent isn’t really secure. The Guardian revels  how U.S. and U.K. spy agencies are able to read emails and other data that is encrypted.

The Federal Reserve should start tapering monthly bond purchases at a meeting later this month, a top Fed official said today.

In pop culture news… 

A man has confessed on YouTube to killing another man in a drunk-driving accident. Remember the old days when you just turned yourself into the police?

The wife of George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, has filed for divorce.

Hitler’s last bodyguard has died at the age of 96. Will anyone miss Rochus Misch?

Miley Cyrus has lost her twerking crown to a young woman named Caitlin Heller. Don’t want to give away the surprise, but suffice to say there is fire involved. You’re welcome.

I can’t quite get my head around this last item. Rush Limbaugh has written a children’s book.

Sorry if I just made your head explode. Have a great weekend!

Photo: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks in Santa Monica, California, on September 6, 2012. Photo by Gus Ruelas, Reuters