Tag: nsa

by Angela Washeck

Two years ago, the Pew Research Center reported that more than a third of social media users have used networking sites to post their own thoughts or comments on political and social issues. Simultaneously, nearly 20 percent of those polled said social networking sites were so powerful that their personal views on a political issue […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. A.C.L.U. and Human Rights Watch say surveillance programs hurt news coverage (Sydney Ember / New York Times) 2. NPR One delivers a curated public radio stream for the smartphone era (Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch) 3. First Look Media changes course on “digital magazines” (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. HBO pushes web expansion as […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How to teach Google what a story is (Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic) 2. Edward Snowden says NSA workers often pass your nude photos around the office (Chris Welch / The Verge) 3. Germany is getting a data-centric nonprofit newsroom, hoping to build new models for news (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Inside Google’s big plan to race Amazon to your door (Jason Del Rey / Re/code) 2. Investigation shows NSA tracks individuals who search for articles about privacy tools (Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing) 3. Byliner gone bad and the business of longform journalism on the web (Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOm) 4. Ukraine’s civil […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich resigns as CEO, leaves foundation board (Kara Swisher / Re/code) 2. Leaked NSA documents will be stored in public database (Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge) 3. Turkey lifts Twitter ban after court ruling (Ozge Ozbilgin & Orhan Coskun / Reuters) 4. European Parliament passes strong net neutrality law, major roaming […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix ISP rankings show Verizon and Comcast speeds falling (Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOm) 2. Feb. 11 Is ‘The Day We Fight Back’ against NSA surveillance (Alexis Kleinman / Huffington Post) 3. Old media outlets collude with politicians to punish media startups (David Sirota / PandoDaily) 4. Hulu signs CBS deal to bring 2,600 new […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. As the line between platform and publisher continues to blur, who wins and who loses? (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. Turkey deports journalist for criticizing government on Twitter (Sebnem Arsu & Robert Mackey / New York Times) 3. Glenn Greenwald launches ‘The Intercept’ with story on the NSA’s role in targeted killings (Michael Kelley […] more »

by Geoffrey King

By the time the first story based on former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s disclosures splashed across the front pages of the world’s newspapers, India had reportedly begun deployment of its own major surveillance architecture, the Central Management System (CMS). The system is a $132 million project that allows central access to all communications content and metadata carried over Indian telecommunications networks. According […] more »

by Geoffrey King

The following opinion piece originally appeared on the Committee to Protect Journalists’ Internet Channel. When President Obama takes the lectern to discuss U.S. surveillance policy, as he is expected to do Friday, those hoping for sweeping reform are likely to be disappointed. As reported in The New York Times, the president appears poised to reject […] more »

by Geoffrey King

On Dec. 9, eight of the world’s leading technology companies set aside their rivalries to issue a direct challenge to U.S. lawmakers: Lead the world by example and fix America’s broken surveillance state. Although the tech companies’ statement sends a powerful message, notably absent from the letter’s signatories is the appearance of a single telecommunications […] more »