Afternoon Briefing: Edward Snowden, .London domain names, and CIO challenges

All the need-to-know technology news, insightful features, and the best blog posts for your afternoon in one place.

Newspaper headlines

Snowden ‘persuaded colleagues to give up passwords’
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden gained access to documents by convincing other workers to give him their passwords, reports Reuters.

Capital gets .London domain names
Businesses in the capital will be able to use a new .London domain name from next year in an aggreement with Icann, according to Sky News.

Phone with screens on both sides to hit shops by Christmas
The Independent reports that the experimental YotaPhone, which has screens on both the front and back, will be in shops by Christmas.

Challenges facing the CIO in 2014
From lights-out IT to the continued rise of the CMO, ZDNet highlights the greatest challenges that Chief Information Officers will face in the new year.

Technology can make or break your business
That’s the message from Message Medium president Maisha Walker and others in this Inc. video.

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