12 Stories You Need To Know Today

Canada spies on airport patrons, Amazon to raise Prime subscription prices, Twitter buys hundreds of IBMs patents, and more.

Facebook will celebrate its tenth anniversary on February 4th. Businessweek

Apple app store bombarded with candy-themed games in protest of the trademarked word. Engadget

Cathy Horyn resigns as The New York Times’ fashion critic. The FADER

Twitter has bought 900 patents from IBM in a cross-license agreement. The Big Story

U.S. law bans students from Syria, Iran, Cuba, and Sudan on Coursera. Co.LABS

Great Barrier Reef authority approves dredging and dumping to expand port. The Guardian

Facial recognition system to be tested at Osaka train station to analyze their movements. Fareastgizmos

Google rushes to add Russia’s Street View images before the Winter Olympics. The Next Web

NSA reportedly helped Canada spy on airport passengers using free Wi-Fi. The Verge

Host committee sets up Social Media Center to help with Super Bowl festivities and visitors. Adweek

Amazon may soon raise the price of Prime yearly membership. PCWorld

Google Glass designer Isabelle Olsson claims the innovative device started out as just a sketch. Dezeen

Image: Wesley Fryer

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