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James Risen and the Crisis in Investigative Journalism

John Kendall Hawkins writes for CounterPunch:

‘Lots of people when they think of journalism have in mind the mum-and-pop variety —  car crashes and the latest gossip, local politics, sports, all the little details about “the time the doorknob broke,” to trot out an old Bob Dylan lyric. 328 more words


Researchers say you can surveil everyone and see only the criminals

When a criminal duo labeled the “High Country Bandits” robbed a series of Arizona and Colorado banks in 2009 and 2010, FBI investigators turned to the owners of local cell phone towers. 743 more words

Are We Turning Our Babies Into Real Life Tamagotchis?

Brandy Zadrozny writes for The Daily Beast:

‘Driving my two-day-old son home from the hospital, I was struck with a terror familiar to most new parents. 193 more words


Surveillance and Sousveillance

Data surveillance has always been in the back of my mind while browsing on the internet, or being quietly furious at the insidious targeted advertising. It never occurred to me the potential my data has for authorities right now. 585 more words

MPS Mayflower Protection Solutions, Brighton, 2010

“MPS Mayflower Protection Solutions” burglar alarm, Brighton • Like a swirly plughole. • Spotted: Arundel Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2, England, 2010 • Politics: In the Conservative constituency of Brighton Kemptown

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Stasi 2.0 - August 20th, 2014

Meet MonsterMind, the NSA Bot That Could Wage Cyberwar Autonomously | Wired

Edward Snowden has made us painfully aware of the government’s sweeping surveillance programs over the last year. 683 more words

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Government’s Response To Snowden? Strip 100,000 Potential Whistleblowers Of Their Security Clearances

The government has tried to assess the damage posed by Snowden’s leaks, but so far all it has come up with is vague proclamations that the released have caused…

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