“A month after ace programmer Sergey Aleynikov left Goldman Sachs, he was arrested. Exactly what he’d done neither the F.B.I., which interrogated him, nor the jury, which convicted him a year later, seemed to understand.” In Vanity Fair, Michael Lewis asks: Did Goldman Sachs Overstep in Criminally Charging Its Ex-Programmer?

+ “It never occurred to me that you could visit North Korea until I logged into Facebook one day and saw photos of a friend flashing his dimwitted grin against the backdrop of the Korean People’s Army tanks. ‘How the hell did you get into North Korea?’ I asked him. ‘It’s easy,’ he told me. ‘I met a guy at Burning Man who runs a company. His role is to vouch for you.'” Reason’s Michael Malice on his week in North Korea.

+ Can Marissa Mayer save Yahoo? (Why am I tempted to enter that question into a Google search box?)

+ Wired’s Steven Levy shares the inside story of the Moto X.

+ And if you missed it yesterday, be sure to read the advice George Saunders gave to some graduates.