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What’s in a Boarding Pass Barcode? A Lot — Krebs on Security

The next time you’re thinking of throwing away a used boarding pass with a barcode on it, consider tossing the boarding pass into a document shredder instead. Two-dimensional barcodes and QR codes can hold a great deal of information, and the codes printed on airline boarding passes may allow someone to discover more about you, your future travel plans, and your frequent flyer account.

“I found a website that could decode the data and instantly had lots of info about his trip,” Cory said, showing …

"The Biggest Protest This Country Has Seen In Years" - Quarter Million Germans Protest Obama "Free Trade" Deal

When it comes to official and media opinion on Obama's crowning trade "achievements", the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade …


Wikileaks release of TPP deal text stokes 'freedom of expression' fears

Wikileaks has released what it claims is the full intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the controversial agreement between 12 countries that was signed off on Monday.

TPP was negotiated in secret and details have yet to be published. But critics including Democrat …

UK Politics

Ranking The Peasants: China Introduces Orwellian "Citizen Scores"

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,The following is extraordinarily creepy and disturbing. It’s also extremely clever, from a …

Can a photostory on the Appalachians shuck the hillbilly stereotype?

Back in 2012, Stacy Kranitz’s photographs of Appalachia caused a storm online when a selection of them were published by CNN. One of the more thoughtful responses to the furore came from Roger May, a documentary photographer and “proud Appalachian”.

“After spending some time on [Kranitz’s] site,” he …


Edward Snowden's New Revelations Are Truly Chilling

Submitted by Sophie McAdam via,Former intelligence contractor and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden told the BBC's Panorama that the


Coming of Age in a Seaside Irish Town

Jumping the Wall, Russell Heights, Cobh, Ireland, 2010.Copyright Doug DuBois The photographs in Doug DuBois’ book, My Last Day at Seventeen, which …

News (Ireland)

Edward Snowden: "They've Said They Won't Torture Me..."

Submitted by Simon Black via,Just in case anyone still foolishly believes that there’s a shred of decency left in the ‘justice’

Edward Snowden

Let Ai Weiwei Teach You How to Make Anti-Authoritarian Sock Puppets in 8 Easy Steps

The famously freedom-loving Chinese artist has turned activist memes into adorable toys you can make at home as part of Phaidon's new Do It Yourself

Ai Weiwei

Weegee’s photos from the set of ‘Dr. Strangelove’

Weegee is most renowned for his brilliant photos of crime scenes as well as other urban subjects from the 1940s, but what you might not know is that …


Homeschooled: A Photobook

Homeschooled The Project

By Rachel Papo

As criticism of the U.S. education system grows among parents, so does the appeal of homeschooling. Shortly …

#OutNow Vol. 5 - Six Best New Photobooks You Should Know

Every few weeks, we ask Martin Amis of Photobookstore to compile #OutNow, a selection of recently published, recommended photobooks. Sign up to our …

Martin Amis

How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations

One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate …


How America's "Think Tanks" Are Compromised & Bought Off By Foreign Governments

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,The think tanks do not disclose the terms of the agreements they have reached with foreign

U.S. Congress

Activists’ Drone Drops Anti-Spying Leaflets Over the NSA

The anti-surveillance group Intelexit has graduated from passing out pamphlets to dropping them from the sky.The post Activists’ Drone Drops …

CNN and the NYT Are Deliberately Obscuring Who Perpetrated the Afghan Hospital Attack

Much of the world spent the last 48 hours expressing revulsion at the U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. It was quite clear early …


Edward Snowden interview: 'Smartphones can be taken over'

Smartphone users can do "very little" to stop security services getting "total control" over their devices, US whistleblower Edward Snowden has said.

The former intelligence contractor told the BBC's Panorama that UK intelligence agency GCHQ had the power to hack into phones without their owners' …


Caught On Tape: Furious French Workers Attack Air France Executives, Rip Their Clothes Off

Earlier today amid the general gloom of Europe's sliding non-manufacturing PMIs, the one place that stood out like a sore thumb bucking the …

Air France-KLM

Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Struck As "Corporate Secrecy" Wins Again

Once again the corporatocracy wins as the so-called "Trojan horse" Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has been finalized. As WSJ reports, …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Saudi Arabia Forces The UN To Drop Humanitarian Inquiry Into Yemen Atrocities

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,The following would be funny, if it weren’t so incredibly sad. The United Nations’ spiral into

Saudi Arabia

The Media-Opoly: Cancelled, From Saturday Night, It's Conspiracy Theory Rock!

A day after we ran "Meet Your "Independent" Media, America", in which we showed how prime time entertainment like 60 Minutes is strategically and …


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The Whistle Blowing

Hardback, 240x185mm, 88 pages
Printed on Olin Paper, 1st edition
Printed by Nicholson Bass
Designed by Read That Image
ISBN: 978-0-9933911-0-1
copyright: …

Crime, seen: a history of photographing atrocities

“We will give you undeniable proofs of incredible events,” announced Robert H Jackson, America’s chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials of Nazi war criminals, in 1945. What followed was unprecedented: a trial in which film was used as incriminating evidence, the screen placed at the head of the …

The Arts

Aapo Huhta – BLOCK « Paper Journal

All spreads courtesy of the artist

BLOCK by Aapo Huhta (Kehrer Verlag, 2015), BUY

The corporate centers of Manhattan are a maze of concrete canyons. …

Blade Runner

Matthew Connors, Fire in Cairo

Comments/Context: While political revolutions are by definition uniquely full of emotion and energy, often with liberal doses of anger and violence, …


Newly Published Clinton Email Reveals How Government Manipulates Media

Submitted by Carey Wedler via,A Hillary Clinton staffer planted questions in a CBS 60 Minutes interview with Wikileaks founder …


Tech Censors? Apple Bans App Noting Every US Drone Strike; Facebook Blocks Ad For "Negativity"

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,One thing I’ve learned from my three and a half years of writing publicly on the internet, is …


A Guide to Contemporary Indian Photography

Mother and Elsa: from Life is Elsewhere by Sohrab Hura
I've always wondered about what new photography is happening in India but never really knew …

Gathered Leaves by Alec Soth

Alec Soth
Gathered Leaves

Alec Soth’s reputation as one of the leading lights of contemporary photographic practice is largely predicated on the books …