• Madonna And Child Of Surveillance
    Predictive Policing and Automated Peace

    By Dale Lately via Baffler If you’re a teenager in Los Angeles planning a party and looking forward to a night of drink, debauchery and chemical highs, you’d better keep quiet about it. The twenty-four-seven “eComm Unit,”...

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  • Nike Monkey
    The Anarchy of Globalization

    By Michael Perelman via Counterpunch Globalization, in some ways, resembles the process of climate change. Both are dangerous, out‑of‑control processes that move along virtually unhindered. Both are global in nature with very diverse local effects. In one...

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  • Penis Noose
    The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed

    By Adrian Chen via Wired The campuses of the tech industry are famous for their lavish cafeterias, cushy shuttles, and on-site laundry services. But on a muggy February afternoon, some of these companies’ most important work is...

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  • NYPD Task Force Door
    An Infamous CIA Secrecy Argument Is Now Being Used by the NYPD

    By Jon Campbell via Village Voice When the CIA joined Twitter earlier this year, this was their very first tweet: We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet. — CIA (@CIA) June 6,...

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  • Bugs In Bowls
    Lovely Grub: Are Insects the Future of Food?

    By Emily Anthes via Mosaic At first my meal seems familiar, like countless other dishes I’ve eaten at Asian restaurants. A swirl of noodles slicked with oil and studded with shredded chicken, the aroma of ginger and...

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  • Sondra Prince Blurred
    Government Set Up A Fake Facebook Page In This Woman’s Name

    By Chris Hamby via BuzzFeed The Justice Department is claiming, in a little-noticed court filing, that a federal agent had the right to impersonate a young woman online by creating a Facebook page in her name without...

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  • Nicky Hager
    Help Support New Zealand Investigative Reporter Nicky Hager’s Legal Defense Fund

    By Trevor Timm via Freedom of the Press Foundation On October 6th, New Zealand police raided the house of one of the country’s best independent investigative journalists, Nicky Hager, seizing many of his family’s belongings and his...

    • Posted 37 days ago
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  • CAR Rebels March
    Western Media: Stop Ignoring the Central African Republic Crisis

    By Jared Malsin via CJR With gunfire and mob attacks in the streets of the capital, the Central African Republic is teetering again on the edge of mass violence. Nine people killed were killed in two days,...

    • Posted 37 days ago
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    Revealed: How Whisper App Tracks ‘Anonymous’ Users

    By Paul Lewis and Dominic Rushe via Guardian The company behind Whisper, the social media app that promises users anonymity and claims to be “the safest place on the internet”, is tracking the location of its users,...

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  • Snowden Grayscale
    Laura Poitras’s Closeup View of Edward Snowden

    By George Packer via New Yorker From the garden terrace of a sixth-floor walkup on a quiet Berlin street, there was a clear view to the TV Tower, in Alexanderplatz. The tower, completed by the East Germans...

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