Tag: prism

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 Julie Keck

1. Apple pitches ad-skipping for new TV service (Jessica Lessin) 2. Yahoo wins court order to release records of its fight against PRISM (Daily Dot) 3. Media continues to focus on NSA whistleblower Snowden rather than the information he’s revealed (EFF) 4. Guardian reports boost in digital revenue, losses at lowest level since 2008 (Press […] more »

by Jillian C. York

Two years ago, a group of governments came together in The Hague to form a coalition committed to respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  At the initial event, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the audience with a call for universal human rights to apply online, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Facebook made Instagram’s new videos exactly as long as a television commercial…and it’s no accident (Quartz) 2. Messaging app WhatsApp surpasses 250 million active monthly users (WSJ) 3. Michael Hastings, the FBI, and Wikileaks: Death of a journalist sparks conspiracy theories (NY Mag) 4. Full document: Procedures used by NSA to minimize data collection from U.S. persons (Guardian) 5. Columbia’s Sreenivasan bolts for […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google: “We are not in cahoots with the NSA” (GigaOm) 2. Digital news is finally starting to pay (Guardian) 3. AP takes a stake in Bambuser, the real-time video service app that helps eyewitnesses tell their stories(TechCrunch) 4. The Boston Globe wants to offer iPhone users a native app and a cheap price (Nieman Lab) 5. The New York Times is making […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Secret court ruling put tech companies in data bind (NYT) 2. Reporting, or illegal hacking? (Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Lucas and Spielberg predict ‘massive implosion’ of Hollywood caused by tech industry (TechCrunch) 4. Venerable format of ‘NewsHour’ struggles with new era of media (NYT) 5. BMI files suit against Pandora (The Hollywood Reporter) 6. 16 percent share content on Twitter without reading it (Social Media Today) […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Washington Post joined the 450 other daily U.S. newspapers with pay walls this week and also now offers “Sponsored Views” below its editorials. We’ll talk to Forbes media columnist Jeff Bercovici about the advantages and disadvantages of pay walls at the Post and beyond. We’ll also talk to CNET’s Declan McCullagh on new developments in […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Google transfers data to NSA (WSJ) 2. For some, the reaction to PRISM is a shrug: Are we suffering from Big Brother fatigue? (GigaOm) 3. Why Pandora bought an FM radio station (The Hill) 4. Judge in Manning Wikileaks case allows crowdfunded stenographers permanent court access (Freedom of the Press Foundation) 5. New reality show airs only on Twitter, social media (WSJ) 6. Best […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Documents: U.S. mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad, secret program (Washington Post) 2. What we don’t know about spying on citizens: Scarier than what we know (The Atlantic) 3. Holder: Leaks probes targeted government officials, not reporters (CNN) 4. What Digg’s Google Reader replacement can teach us about the future of social news (GigaOm) 5. Amazon demanded same terms from […] more »