Spencer Ackerman

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Name: Spencer Ackerman
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

MH17 Becomes Collateral Damage from Rebels’ Blunder and Media Manipulation

Theory that rebels targeted the plane by mistake heightened as significant tampering was done on the wreckage of the downed MH17, international monitoring group and US intelligence reports revealed.REUTERSUS intelligence officials believe in the theory ... [Published International Business Times Australia - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Afghanistan's 'Forgotten Guantánamo' Rocked by Hunger Strikes

Bagram Guard Tower (U.S. Navy / Wikimedia Creative Commons) Hunger strikes against segregated housing, unsanitary water, lack of access to the International Committee of the Red Cross, and more have swept the U.S. military's Bagram prison in Afghanistan, ... [Published Common Dreams - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Lawsuit Contends National “Suspicious Activity” Database is Way too Broad

Taking photos of public art displays or just being a minority is enough to land an American on the federal government’s watch list for being suspicious, which is now being challenged in court.The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as well as Asian ... [Published AllGov - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 13 2014 - Updated Jul 13 2014 - 2 reports

The Map: A Palestinian Nation Thwarted & Speaking Truth to Power

… As part of my original posting, I mirrored a map of modern Palestinian history that has the virtue of showing graphically what has happened to the Palestinians politically and territorially in the past century.Andrew Sullivan then mirrored the map from ... [Published ZNet - Jul 13 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

The Rundown -- July 7

RFE/RL in the Media # Former BBG governors Dennis Mulhaupt and S. Enders Wimbush defend international broadcasting congressional legislation in "Weekly Standard" # Global Voices cites RFE/RL Turkmen Service reporting on Turkmenistan wedding "traditions" ... [Published Radio Free Europe - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Panel: NSA Bulk Spying Edges 'Constitutional Unreasonableness'

PCLOB review report is informative but flawed, say critics- Jon Queally, staff writerThe PRISM program, by which the NSA collects millions and millions of telephone and email records, was brought to the attention of the public by leaks by whistleblower ... [Published Common Dreams - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Oversight Committee Concludes NSA Internet Spying Investigation With Big Shrug

An independent panel has essentially absolved  the NSA of any wrongdoing in its data collection program, concluding its actions were  "legal and effective."As Eyder Peralta writes, this panel didn't focus on the telephone metadata program, which President ... [Published The Atlantic Wire - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

NSA Swept up Phone Data of Millions of Americans, but only used it to Investigate 248

Virtually every American last year had some of their phone records collected by the National Security Agency (NSA), but fewer than 250 U.S. citizens were actually investigated by the government.This disclosure was provided by the NSA in what’s been described ... [Published AllGov - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jun 30 2014 - 1 reports

High-Level Bipartisan Report Slams Obama’s Drift towards Permanent War

Instead of shortening conflicts and making them less bloody, the increased use of drones by the Obama Administration might lead to never-ending wars, according to a new report.The bipartisan panel that put together the report , led by retired Gen. John ... [Published AllGov - Jun 30 2014]
First reported Jun 09 2014 - Updated Jun 10 2014 - 2 reports

Is Medium a platform or a publisher? And is Matter a magazine or a collection? Yes

Even in a digital-media landscape that is dotted with odd startups, Medium is a strange beast: founder and former Twitter CEO Evan Williams has said it uses the magazine as a guiding metaphor, and yet it is also a platform for anyone to publish. It ... [Published GigaOM - Jun 09 2014]
First reported Jun 06 2014 - Updated Jun 06 2014 - 2 reports

Megadata: What happens when politicians can’t pronounce ‘metadata’

It's no secret that there can be a disconnect between the technical literacy of some lawmakers and the programs they are charged with overseeing. But the disclosures about government surveillance from documents leaked by former National Security Agency ... [Published Post Tech - Jun 06 2014]
First reported May 05 2014 - Updated May 05 2014 - 2 reports

The Switchboard: Drones are not welcome in Yosemite National Park

In this Oct. 2, 2013 file photo taken by Tammy Webber, a scenic view on her way to Glacier Point trail in the Yosemite National Park, Calif. is seen. (AP Photo/Tammy Webber) Published every weekday, the Switchboard highlights five tech policy stories ... [Published Faster Forward - May 05 2014]

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[tt] Wikipedia: Internet of Things [Published TranshumanTech - Jul 26 2014]
MH17 Becomes Collateral Damage from Rebels’ Blu... [Published International Business Times Australia - Jul 24 2014]
FBI Accused of Entrapping Muslims; ATF Accused ... [Published AllGov - Jul 23 2014]
A Navy Nurse Is Refusing to Force-Feed a Guanta... [Published BusinessWeek - Jul 16 2014]
Afghanistan's 'Forgotten Guantánamo' Rocked by ... [Published Common Dreams - Jul 16 2014]
Lawsuit Contends National “Suspicious Activity”... [Published AllGov - Jul 15 2014]
The Map: A Palestinian Nation Thwarted & Speaki... [Published ZNet - Jul 13 2014]
The Map: A Palestinian Nation Thwarted & Speaki... [Published Informed Comment - Jul 13 2014]
FBI Directly Spying On Prominent Muslim-America... [Published Techdirt - Jul 09 2014]
Ellen Willis and Me [Published Forward - Jul 09 2014]
10 Weirdest (and Terrifying) Projects Developed... [Published AlterNet.org - Jul 07 2014]
The Rundown -- July 7 [Published Radio Free Europe - Jul 07 2014]
Oversight Committee Concludes NSA Internet Spyi... [Published The Atlantic Wire - Jul 02 2014]
Panel: NSA Bulk Spying Edges 'Constitutional Un... [Published Common Dreams - Jul 02 2014]
NSA Swept up Phone Data of Millions of American... [Published AllGov - Jul 01 2014]
High-Level Bipartisan Report Slams Obama’s Drif... [Published AllGov - Jun 30 2014]
‘Illegal Spying Below’ blimp flies above NSA da... [Published Russia Today - Jun 27 2014]
Iraq crisis: answers to readers' questions abou... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 24 2014]
House Votes To Place Limits on Backdoor Searche... [Published The Moderate Voice - Jun 22 2014]
Capture of Benghazi attack suspect conjures mix... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 20 2014]
Congress wants NSA reform after all. Obama and ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 20 2014]
What Happened When Hardcore Punk and Religion C... [Published Pop Matters - Jun 20 2014]
Iraqi forces hold off Isis rebels as Obama waits [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 17 2014]
Is Medium a platform or a publisher? And is Mat... [Published GigaOM - Jun 09 2014]
Is Medium a platform or a publisher? And is Mat... [Published GigaOM Network - Jun 09 2014]
Megadata: What happens when politicians can’t p... [Published Post Tech - Jun 06 2014]
Megadata: What happens when politicians can’t p... [Published Faster Forward - Jun 06 2014]
The Roundup [Published Firedoglake - Jun 02 2014]
White House counsel Eggleston to look into CIA ... [Published PR Week UK - May 27 2014]
Wonkbook: The outrage of the VA scandal [Published Ezra Klein - May 21 2014]
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[tt] Wikipedia: Internet of Things [Published TranshumanTech - Jul 26 2014]
Internet of Things - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_of_Things The Internet of Things (IoT, also Cloud of Things or CoT) refers tothe interconnection of uniquely identifiable embedded computing likedevices with the ...
The Map: A Palestinian Nation Thwarted & Speaki... [Published Informed Comment - Jul 13 2014]
By Juan Cole Reprint edn. … As part of my original posting, I mirrored a map of modern Palestinian history that has the virtue of showing graphically what has happened to the Palestinians politically and territorially in the past century. ...
FBI Directly Spying On Prominent Muslim-America... [Published Techdirt - Jul 09 2014]
For a little while now, Glenn Greenwald has been promising the next big scoop from the Snowden files, and it came out last night, with detailed reporting on how the FBI was directly spying on a bunch of prominent American politicians, lawyers and civil ...
House Votes To Place Limits on Backdoor Searche... [Published The Moderate Voice - Jun 22 2014]
Thanks to the revelations in the material on surveillance released by Edward Snowden, the United States is  now taking baby steps towards reforming the system. Late in the week the House did vote to limit “backdoor searches.” The amendment received bipartisan ...
Is Medium a platform or a publisher? And is Mat... [Published GigaOM - Jun 09 2014]
Even in a digital-media landscape that is dotted with odd startups, Medium is a strange beast: founder and former Twitter CEO Evan Williams has said it uses the magazine as a guiding metaphor, and yet it is also a platform for anyone to publish. It ...
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