1. On Wednesday we found out the government acquired the phone records of Verizon customers. Yikes, but also, tip of the iceberg. Thursday it was revealed that Verizon was in good company: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL, Skype, YouTube and Apple. And in Twitter fashion, the Tweeps made funnies. Meta.
Instant parody accounts are my favorite excuse for a police state.— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) June 7, 2013
2. Ryan Gosling is in Detroit directing his first film. But his doppelganger, Doug, a tax accountant, lives there. Let's hope they don't run into one another, you know what happens then.
3. Vladmir Putin and his wife are getting a divorce. His reason? “We practically never saw each other. To each his own life." Okay, fine. Her reason? “I don’t like publicity and flying is difficult for me.” Irreconcilable differences for sure. Check out some photos of them during happier times after the jump.