Good morning and happy Friday.
Here’s what you need to know as you head into the weekend.
1. Facebook has just updated to let users choose the gender pronoun they associate with. Aside from the usual “male” and “female” options, users can choose up to 10 different gender definitions to describe themselves out of more than 50 options, including “cisgender,” “transgender” and “intersex.”
3. A civilian NSA employee recently resigned after being stripped of his security clearance for allowing former agency contractor Edward Snowden to use his personal log-in credentials to access classified information, according to an agency memo obtained by NBC News.
4. Silk Road has been hacked. Someone stole all of its bitcoins.
6. Farhad Manjoo begins his job at the New York Times, and tells us what to buy. (Hint: Apple, Google, Amazon.)