Tag: nsa

by Dillon Baker

It’s fair to say that the Edward Snowden leaks, which revealed top-secret and wide-ranging surveillance programs run by government agencies such as the NSA and the GCHQ, has been the biggest journalistic scoop of the decade. What people may not know is that the now-famous journalist who scooped the story, Glenn Greenwald, was a freelancer. Though […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. 42% of Cord-Cutters Don’t Even Subscribe to Home Broadband (Brian Fung / Washington Post) 2. Crain is Diving into Newsletters Based on Who and Where Readers Are (Shan Wang/  Nieman Lab) 3. Predictions for Journalism 2016: Journalism as Relationship Building (Jan Schaffer / Nieman Lab) 4. Researchers Solve Juniper Backdoor Mystery; Signs Point to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The expanding web of connections among the Paris attackers (via New York Times) 2. CNN suspends reporter for tweet about Syrian refugees (Alex Stedman / Variety) 3. How Reuters is using automation to analyze its polling data (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 4. The NSA’s web surveillance program is alive and well and living overseas […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Will mobile save newspapers? (Cory Haik / On the Media) [AUD] 2. Judge blocks NSA spying and sets an important precedent (Kim Zetter / Wired) 3. Death by a thousand likes: How Facebook and Twitter are killing the open web (John West / Quartz) 4. Google Cardboard’s New York Times experiment just hooked a […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. European lawmakers vote in support of Edward Snowden (Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic) 2. New York Times looks for ways to fight ad blocking (Nathalie Tadena / Wall Street Journal) 3. Spotify helps to beat music piracy, European Commission finds (via TorrentFreak) 4. Facebook to bring the next billion people online (and help marketers […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Reid Hoffman’s big idea (Nicholas Lemann / The New Yorker) 2. In-depth interview with New York Times’ top editor (Brian Stelter / CNN) [VID] 3. “I showed leaked NSA slides at Purdue, so feds demanded the video be destroyed” (Barton Gellman / Ars Technica) 4. “Why I unfollowed you on Instagram” (Ian C. Rogers […] more »

by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. Brazil’s lower house of Congress is considering a bill that would double penalties for libel and defamatory speech when they occur online, and dissolve protections for communications privacy in criminal investigations. The bill has a […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. British Library rejects digital Taliban trove fearing terror laws (Eric Randolph / Agence France-Presse) 2. DC appeals court lifts injunction against NSA phone call records program (Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post) 3. The traffic LinkedIn drives to publishers has dropped 44 percent this year (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 4. European publishers play lobbying role […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The covert world of people trying to edit Wikipedia—for pay (Joe Pinsker / The Atlantic) 2. A trail of evidence leading to AT&T’s partnership with the NSA (via ProPublica) 3. Comcast’s ‘Watchable’ streaming portal to give creators a bigger cut of ad revenue (Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal) 4. Six weeks into its […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NSA spying relies on AT&T’s ‘extreme willingness to help’ (via team from ProPublica & New York Times) 2a. Inside Amazon: Wrestling big ideas in a bruising workplace (Jodi Kantor & David Streitfeld / New York Times) 2b. Follow-up: Jeff Bezos says Amazon won’t tolerate ‘callous’ management practices (Jodi Kantor & David Streitfeld / New […] more »