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

Egyptians Fear the Return of Repression

Protesters poured through deadlocked traffic on downtown Cairo’s Qasr Al-Ainy Street on Tuesday evening, demonstrating against a new constitutional article that allows military courts to try civlians

  • November 27, 2013
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  • Sophia Jones

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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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

Nairobi’s Deadly Mall Massacre

Authorities in Kenya appeared close to ending a deadly siege Monday at an upscale Nairobi mall, where attackers have killed at least 68 people, injured 175, and are believed to still be holding about 10 people hostage

  • September 23, 2013
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  • Faith Karimi, Steve Almasy and Lillian Leposo

Chelsea Manning Seeks Presidential Pardon

Lawyers for Chelsea Manning filed a request for a pardon from President Barack Obama Tuesday, following the soldier’s 35-year jail sentence for one of the biggest military intelligence leak in U.S. history

  • September 4, 2013
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  • Al Jazeera and AFP

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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TIME Mag “Journalist” Calls For Julian Assange’s Murder

A TIME magazine reporter set off a Twitter spat on Saturday when he controversially suggested that WikkiLeaks founder Julian Assange be killed in a drone strike

  • August 19, 2013
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  • Mail Online

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

Government Requests for Info From Twitter on the Rise

The company’s latest transparency report, now a biannual affair, shows a steady increase in information requests from governments around the world, including those for user account information, which Twitter said typically are made in connection with criminal investigations or cases

  • August 1, 2013
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  • Jonathan Skillings

LIVE Cam From Tahrir Square as Egypt’s Revolution Reignites

#REVOLUTION: Egypt reignites, President Morsi has been ousted, constitution has been suspended, coup underway

  • July 3, 2013
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  • Live Cam

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

Thousands of Turkish Protesters Try to Reclaim Taksim Square [VIDEO]

Riot police have fired volleys of tear gas as thousands of protesters are trying to reclaim Taksim after being forced out in fierce clashes with law enforcement. Thick smoke blankets the square

  • June 12, 2013
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  • RT News

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

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

FBI-Backed Bill Would Fine US Firms For Refusing Wiretaps

A US government task force is drafting FBI-backed legislation that would penalize companies like Google and Facebook for refusing to comply with wiretap orders, media report. In the new legislation being drafted by US law enforcement officials, refusal to cooperate with the FBI could cost a tech company tens of thousands of dollars in fines, the Washington Post quoted anonymous sources as saying.

  • April 29, 2013
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Journalist’s Story Gets Wiped From The Web

Fox News journalist Todd Starnes wrote the story which appeared on The Drudge Report but was then removed by Fox News. The story was picked up by but was then also removed from the website

  • April 23, 2013
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  • Josh Kinney

Anonymous Calls on CISPA Protest [Video]

If signed into law, CISPA would make it legal for websites to give your personal information to the U.S. government without your permission

  • April 20, 2013
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  • Alexis Kleinman

Online Detectives Flourished in Boston Manhunt

In an era of digital interactivity, it also unfolded around the country from laptops and desk chairs filled with regular folks

  • April 20, 2013
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Heroes Emerge From Boston Bombing

Out of the horror and carnage of the Boston Maraton bombing on Monday, kindness and humanity spread rapidly, outweighing the terrorism

  • April 16, 2013
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  • Josh Kinney

Reddit Co-Founder Urges CISPA Fight [Video]

“I’m hoping all of these tech companies take the stand that their privacy policies matter. Their users’ privacy matters,” Ohanian said in the video. “And no legislation like CISPA should take that away.”

  • April 11, 2013
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  • Dara Kerr

Study: Social Media Cuts Friendships Short

Rudeness and throwing insults are cutting online friendships short with a survey on Wednesday showing people are getting ruder on social media and two in five users have ended contact after a virtual altercation

  • April 10, 2013
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  • Belinda Goldsmith

Horrifying Conditions at Chinese Labor Camp

A Chinese magazine’s report on abuses at a notorious labor camp is giving reformers added ammunition in a campaign to abolish a part of the penal system that China’s government says needs change

  • April 9, 2013
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