Tag: surveillance

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. 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 Posetti

In the post-Edward Snowden era, newsrooms are increasingly aware of state-sponsored breaches of privacy and the threat they pose to journalists and their sources. Some newsrooms have introduced sophisticated anti-surveillance technology, and others have literally reverted to notepad, pen and clandestine meetings in the interests of shielding their sources and avoiding state, and corporate, electronic [...] more »

by Josh Stearns

This month the Committee to Protect Journalists released its annual analysis of Attacks on the Press, including a “Risk List” of the places where press freedom suffered most in 2013. As you might expect, conflict areas filled much of the list — Syria, Egypt, Turkey — but the place on the top of the list [...] 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 Julie Keck

1. Why we’re moving our media coverage to GigaOm (Tom Krazit / paidContent) 2. Is Twitter really ruining journalism? (Bronwen Clune / Guardian) 3. PEN American Center survey finds surveillance is leaving writers wary (Noam Cohen / New York Times) 4. Vice magazine and disruption in the media: The next big thing always starts out [...] more »

by Kathy E. Gill

It’s been the story of the year, and it led to two Online News Association awards for the Guardian as well as a keynote breakfast session at the 13th annual ONA conference in Atlanta. “It” is today’s digital surveillance society, personified in 2013 by the Edward Snowden revelations about National Security Agency behavior. And its [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Cable pioneer says U.S. cable companies should create Netflix rival (Liana B. Baker / Reuters) 2. Third of millennials watch mostly online video or no broadcast TV (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 3. Going digital is a complete transformation in the way journalism is done (Mathew Ingram / paidContent) 4. Are operations like Flipboard scams [...] more »