• 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...

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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,...

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  • Geolocation Google Map
    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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  • Middle Fingers White House
    The Government War Against Reporter James Risen

    By Norman Solomon and Marcy Wheeler via Nation Ever since New York Times reporter James Risen received his first subpoena from the Justice Department more than six years ago, occasional news reports have skimmed the surface of...

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  • Peeking Over Table
    University of Michigan Inks Deal to End Early Release of Survey

    By Brody Mullins via WSJ Investors will no longer be able to get a sneak peek at the University of Michigan’s consumer-confidence survey after the school agreed to allow Bloomberg LP to distribute the economic indicator starting...

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  • Twitterman
    Twitter Sues the Government for Violating Its First Amendment Rights

    By Kim Zetter via Wired Twitter just sued the federal government over restrictions the government places on how much the company can disclose about surveillance requests it receives. For months, Twitter has tried to negotiate with the...

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