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Internet Giants Demand Surveillance Reform

AOL, Twitter, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Apple and LinkedIn to call for reforms to restore the public’s trust in the internet

  • December 9, 2013
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  • Dan Roberts and Jemima Kiss

White House Reporters Revolt

The nation’s largest news organizations lodged a complaint Thursday against the White House for imposing unprecedented limitations on photojournalists covering President Barack Obama, which they say have harmed the public’s ability to monitor its own government

  • November 22, 2013
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  • ANITA KUMAR

Silicon Valley Nerds Seek Revenge on NSA

Google Inc. (GOOG), Facebook Inc. (FB) and Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) are fighting back against the National Security Agency by using harder-to-crack code to shield their networks and online customer data from unauthorized U.S. spying

  • November 15, 2013
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  • Chris Strohm

Unspoken Casualties

Opinion: How do we differentiate between human lives that are worthy of global outpourings of grief and those that are not?

  • September 24, 2013
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  • Samar Al-Bulushi

America’s Largest Homeless Camp

Silicon Valley is known as the capital of the tech world but the area’s homeless population has grown dramatically in recent years

  • September 9, 2013
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  • DAILY MAIL REPORTER

People Craving Approval More Likely to be Facebook Addicts

Looking for a little affirmation that people like you? You may be more likely to head to Facebook in search of “likes,” according to a new study

  • September 4, 2013
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  • Jilliam Berman

High School Hires Company to Monitor Students’ Social Media Posts

The Glendale Unified School District has hired a Hermosa Beach company to monitor public social media posts made by its students to find out when teens are in trouble or causing it

  • August 27, 2013
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  • CBS LA

Governments Demanded Data on Thousands of Facebook Users

Government agents in 74 countries demanded information on about 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of this year, with about half the orders coming from authorities in the United States

  • August 27, 2013
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  • MATT APUZZO

“Show Us Your Shoes”

The Miss America Parade is returning to Atlantic City with the Miss America Pageant – which is great. They re-named the parade “The Show Us Your Shoes Parade”

  • August 23, 2013
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  • Geoff Rosenberger

Government Pushes for Facial Recognition Surveillance

The federal government is making progress on developing a surveillance system that would pair computers with video cameras to scan crowds and automatically identify people by their faces

  • August 21, 2013
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  • CHARLIE SAVAGE

Study: Facebook Leaves Users Unhappy

A new study shows that Facebook may help people feel connected, but it doesn’t make them any happier. In fact, according to the research, which was conducted by the University of Michigan, Facebook use actually predicts a decline in a person’s well-being

  • August 14, 2013
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  • CBS Philly

Aaron Hernandez Gains 6000+ Facebook “Likes” After Murder Charge

Aaron Hernandez gained over 6,000 new “Likes” on Facebook in the days subsequent to the report of his alleged involvement in the murder of Odin Lloyd

  • August 1, 2013
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  • Will Rowe

How the Surveillance State is Affecting Internet Users

News of the U.S. government’s secret surveillance programs that targeted phone records but also information transmitted on the Internet has done more than spark a debate about privacy

  • July 23, 2013
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  • OSKAR GARCIA

Your Emails and Facebook Profile Can Make You an NSA Target

Snowden’s interview was conducted by Laura Poitras, the filmmaker who has worked with The Guardian and The Washington Post in their coverage of the leaked documents, and Jacob Appelbaum, a computer security researcher and a WikiLeaks associate

  • July 9, 2013
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  • Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

State Department Spent $630,000 on Facebook “Likes”

A striking finding in a recent Inspector General report revealed that the U.S. Department of State spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on Facebook “likes” in the past two years, effectively buying fans

  • July 9, 2013
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  • Sara Gates

Facebook Denies Sharing User Data With Turkish Government

Facebook has not handed over user data to Turkish authorities during the country’s ongoing anti-government protests, the company said in a Wednesday statement

  • June 26, 2013
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  • Alex Fitzpatrick

Operation ‘Troll the NSA’

Operation ‘Troll The NSA’ describes the plan stating: ‘If millions of us, all at the exact same time, call or email someone with our keywords-of-terror-filled script, we can give our nation’s impressive surveillance system the kind of test it deserves

  • June 12, 2013
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  • Jill Reilly

Google Goes to War Against Government Secrecy

Given that history, it’s not surprising that Google is the first of the Silicon Valley companies ensnared in the NSA controversy to make an official push for the government to allow it to disclose information about the secret legal requests that have come under scrutiny in the last week thanks to a leak by IT worker Edward Snowden

  • June 12, 2013
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  • Kashmir Hill

Exclusive Photos and Video From the Turkish Revolution

#EXCLUSIVE news from the #Revolution by our on-the-ground #INN source in Istanbul, Turkey

  • June 6, 2013
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  • Meg LaMon

NSA’s Secret Verizon Spying Order Targeted American Citizens

The latest revelation of the extent of the NSA’s surveillance shows that it has focused specifically on Americans, to the degree that its data collection has in at least one major spying incident explicitly excluded those outside the United States

  • June 6, 2013
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  • Andy Greenberg

Exclusive Update From the Turkish Revolution

Taksim and Gezi Park are alive with energy. Chanting, music, and the bustle of people can be heard from the metro below. It’s like electric walking through the crowds. You can feel the unity, the belief that something will come of this

  • June 6, 2013
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  • Meg LaMon

Obama’s Surveillance State

Top secret court order requiring Verizon to hand over all call data shows scale of domestic surveillance under Obama

  • June 6, 2013
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  • Glenn Greenwald

U.S. Government Secretly Mines User Data From Internet Giants

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top secret document obtained by the Guardian

  • June 6, 2013
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  • Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill

Media Blackout on Monsanto Protest Day [Video]

The decision by the mainstream media to ignore the thousands of individuals marching down the busiest streets of major cities worldwide may be appalling, but in reality it matters very little at this point

  • May 28, 2013
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  • Anthony Gucciardi
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