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When does an investigative journalist become an accomplice?

Investigative journalism faces an existential crisis because of social media. In some areas, it relies more on leaks or disgruntled employees to provide evidence than a traditional research to investigate a topic. 525 more words

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Cory Gardner Says He's ‘A New Kind Of Republican’

DENVER (AP) – Rep. Cory Gardner on Tuesday released the second of two ads touting his support for renewable energy and over-the-counter birth control pills, calling himself “a new kind of Republican” as he tries to unseat Democratic Sen. 591 more words

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Glenn Greenwald's book is a masterpiece expose on the surveillance state

Glenn Greenwald’s book, NO PLACE TO HIDE – Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State – is truly a masterpiece. In fact, it should be required reading for every school as its relevance to any democratic free society, based on Constitutional rights, is immense. 615 more words

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Say hello to men who hate the NSA but love invading the privacy of women | The Verge

Over the weekend someone released hundreds of revealing photos of celebrities that appear to have been stolen from private storage. In response to this, a bunch of anonymous guys on the internet copied them and posted them all over the town square, because the internet is written in ink and if you are ever a victim once in your life the internet will remind you of it forever. 171 more words

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Stasi 2.0 - September 1st, 2014

The U.S. Government Can Brand You a Terrorist Based on a Facebook Post | Alternet

The US government’s web of surveillance is vast and interconnected. Now we know just how opaque, inefficient and discriminatory it can be. 538 more words

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Stasi 2.0 - August 31st, 2014

Hillary Clinton talks NSA and privacy, data security, tech jobs in San Francisco | zdnet

Privacy and security are in a necessary but inevitable tension, reflected former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton while speaking at data storage and software provider Nexenta’s OpenSDx Summit on Thursday. 492 more words

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