Tag: nsa

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 »

by Denise Lu

A big year for both breaking news as well as shifts within the industry, 2013 saw its fair share of massive media stories. The biggest of all were the revelations about NSA surveillance from a leaker, Edward Snowden, who surprised everyone by exposing his identity. And that followed the Obama Administration’s push to prosecute journalists, [...] more »

by Denise Lu

With the NSA constantly popping up in headlines this year, it’s important to look into how to protect journalists who need to communicate with confidential sources. The Freedom of the Press Foundation aims to support and defend transparency journalism in an era when it is especially scrutinized. The foundation recently announced a crowdfunded campaign to [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Saving the Net from the surveillance state: Q&A with Glenn Greenwald (Edward Moyer / CNET) 2. Where freedom of the press is muffled (David Carr / New York Times) 3. Brian Stelter, formerly of the New York Times, debuts as host of CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ (Erik Hayden / The Hollywood Reporter) 4. Why are [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NSA faces sweeping review into extent of surveillance (Paul Lewis & Spenser Ackerman / Guardian) 2. New York Times offers a glimpse of the homepage of the future (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 3. Netflix considers releasing ‘big’ movies in homes and theaters on same day (Peter Kafka / AllThingsD) 4. ‘Post-print’ startup Stateless [...] more »