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The government's quest to stop terrorism reportedly has included using online-gaming spies, Google TV's reboot may get a new name, and a website offers free computer programming lessons.

CNET Update doesn't trust the night elves:

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In this episode of CNET Update:

- Learn about the Guardian's latest report on NSA's surveillance, which states government agencies tapped into online games to hunt for terrorists. In the wake of new reports of NSA's far-reaching online spying , several tech giants are calling for the U.S. to limit surveillance .

- Teach yourself how to code with free tutorials on csedweek.org, or sign up for Apple's coding class for kids .

- Speculate if Google TV will be renamed to Nexus TV during a reboot announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.

- Get festive with a the VanD flashing smartphone cases for iPhones and the Galaxy S4.

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Bridget Carey is writer and host of CNET Update, a daily tech news show. She's now in New York, but she started in Miami, covering tech trends, reviewing gadgets and authoring the nation's first social media etiquette column. Why journalism? She was born 150 years too early to join Starfleet.

 

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