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Trump is a drug — and the media is addicted

<b>(Getty/Alex Wong/jakkapan21/Salon)</b><p>New Harvard study shows that media coverage of Trump’s first 100 days is 3 times higher than other presidents’<p>Sophia A. McClennen<p>May 27, 2017 2:00pm (UTC)<p>One of the highlights of Stephen Colbert’s first episode as host of “The Late Show” was a bit called “All You …

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Move fast, Zuckerberg, or hate will kill Facebook | John Naughton

With 1.3 million new posts every minute, it’s impossible for the company’s moderators to filter out all the nasty stuff<p>‘Move fast and break things”, was the exhortation that Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg originally issued to his developers. It’s a typical hacker’s mantra: while the tools and …

Investigation Turns to Kushner’s Motives in Meeting With a Putin Ally

WASHINGTON — Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, was looking for a direct line to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia — a search that in mid-December found him in a room with a Russian banker whose financial institution was deeply intertwined with Russian intelligence, …

“Depends on your point of view…” These are weasel words for political journalists.

Last night I came upon a new exhibit in my running critique. I will show it to you, and then try to interpret what it means. It happened on a program …

TV Is Dying, And Here Are The Stats That Prove It

Audience ratings have collapsed: Aside from a brief respite during the Olympics, there has been only negative ratings growth on broadcast and cable TV since September 2011, according to Citi Research.<p>Media stock analysts Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson recently noted, " The pay-TV industry has …

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Chinese stealth drone takes first test flight

China has tested its first stealth combat drone, state media has said, citing online photos of an aircraft resembling a shrunken US B2 bomber and hailing the advance toward Western-level technology.<p>Photos and video of the tailless delta-wing drone flying were posted on the websites of <i>People's Daily</i> …

Al Jazeera America: A Unicorn Is Born

The modern realities of the media business have so accustomed us to seeing journalistic entities disbanded, either abruptly or in slow motion, that …

I Hated The Newsroom's First Season—and Can't Wait to See the Second One

Watching this show is complicated.<p>HBO<p>When <i>The Newsroom</i> premiered last year, I was sitting in a living room filled with friends, all excitedly talking about what this new Aaron Sorkin show would be. The promos had Will McAvoy, played by golden-retriever lookalike Jeff Daniels, sitting behind his …

Edward Snowden re-emerges for Moscow airport meeting

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/994000/994327_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532536209_768d04a317f106a5e22caef286543490<p><b>Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has met human rights groups and lawyers at a Moscow airport, in his first appearance in three weeks.</b><p>He …

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NSA surveillance: French human rights groups seek judicial investigation

Two human rights groups have filed a lawsuit in Paris seeking an investigation into whether the US National Security Agency violated French privacy …

Snowden meets activists at Moscow airport

US whistleblower Edward Snowden has been meeting human rights groups at Moscow airport to discuss what he called threatening and illegal behaviour by the United States to prevent him gaining asylum, according to the Guardian website.<p>Earlier on Friday, in a letter sent to a Human Rights Watch …

NSA's access to Microsoft's services detailed

<b>Microsoft helped the NSA get around its encryption systems so the agency could more easily spy on users of its services, reports suggest.</b><p>Papers given to The Guardian newspaper allege there were close links between the security agency and the tech firm.<p>Microsoft said its collaboration with the NSA …

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Digg Reader, AOL Reader, Feedly: Which Google Reader alternative should I use?

Google Reader is importing its last feeds. Amid a chorus of grief, Google is shutting down the beloved service once and for all come Monday. Some …

Drones, 3-D printing, and our distorted views of new technologies.

A new technology is value neutral, but society responds to the first applications that get attention—think of nuclear bombs as the first instance of …

For George Orwell's Birthday, Artists Top Surveillance Cams With Party Hats

Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1984.<p>This week marked the 110th birthday of George Orwell, who penned the dystopian government-surveillance novel <i>1984</i>, coining the phrase "Big Brother" in the process. To celebrate, the Dutch artists at Front404 hit the streets, decking out surveillance cameras …

Is Edward Snowden Actually a Refugee?

If he told Russian officials he was hiding from political persecution, they technically couldn't deport him.<p>Russian officials have so far defended their refusal to extradite NSA leaker Edward Snowden on the grounds that he's holed up in the transit terminal of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport -- which …

The wrong Carlos: how Texas sent an innocent man to his death

A few years ago, Antonin Scalia, one of the nine justices on the US supreme court, made a bold statement. There has not been, he said, "a single case …

Whistleblowers will continue to leak state secrets, warns AP chief

Intelligence whistleblowers such as Edward Snowden will continue to leak state secrets in the public interest despite being "aggressively pursued" by …

Ebook: #Tsunami digital: el nuevo poder de las audiencias en redes sociales

<p>Nunca los lectores (vamos a llamarles audiencia) tuvieron tanto poder como hoy. Las redes sociales son sus armas y todo cambió. Ya no hay marcha …

Flipboard for Journalists

Inside Flipboard / June 5, 2013<p>“Flipboard For You” is our bi-weekly series highlighting how different groups of people can make the most out of …

With Bookselling in Deep Turmoil, Book Sales Are on the Rise

Bookstores are in crisis. Books aren't.<p>Reuters<p>With all the upheaval in bookselling over the past decade -- the surge in online ordering, the multiple challenges faced by brick and mortar booksellers, and the squabbles over e-book pricing -- you would think the book industry was in crisis. But sales …

Sobre el espionaje de los estados y gobiernos a los ciudadanos

Brendan O'Neil, editor de Spiked, publicó ayer un breve comentario acerca del fisgoneo o -por decirlo más claro: espionaje- del gobierno …

Can Justice Sotomayor Stop the N.S.A.?

The Verizon Business customers who learned, this week, that the company had given records of every call they made within and from the United States to the National Security Agency might also have been surprised to find out that, under current law, the government did not need a warrant (or probable …

NSA scandal: what data is being monitored and how does it work?

What is the scandal?<p>The US's National Security Agency (NSA), its wiretapping agency, has been monitoring communications between the US and foreign …

Edward Snowden, NSA files source: 'If they want to get you, in time they will'

Edward Snowden was interviewed over several days in Hong Kong by Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill.<p><b>Q: Why did you decide to become a …

Free information, as great as it sounds, will enslave us all

Imagine our world later in this century, when machines have gotten better. Cars and trucks drive themselves, and there’s hardly ever an accident. Robots root through the earth for raw materials, and miners are never trapped. Robotic surgeons rarely make errors. Clothes are always brand new designs …

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