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The militant group that conquered northern Iraq is deploying a sophisticated social-media strategy.
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The US Secretary of State John Kerry's speech before the fourth annual Freedom Online Coalition conference has all the makings of anti-censorship agitprop. “The places where we face some of the greatest security challenges today are also the places where governments set up firewalls against the ...
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Sticks with proposal, but will ask public whether "fast lanes" should be banned.
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On urban surveillance... “There is a mission creep"
Chicago’s switch to a new red-light camera vendor that uses radar technology will allow hundreds of cameras installed at busy intersections to pan in all directions — worrying civil libertarians who fear an invasion of privacy.  
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The new service shows us that we can have high-speed Internet at lower costs.
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Twitter pulled the account belonging to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) after the radical Sunni militant group posted photographs of its violent activities in northern Iraq, including a mass execution.
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Google and other technology companies are strengthening their defenses against NSA intelligence gathering
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"City-wide surveillance on an unprecedented scale."
A report from the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED delves into a wide-scale surveillance system being developed for police forces.
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I'm fond of sandwiches, nachos, reading, singing out of tune, and exclamation points.



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  • University of Minnesota
    Communication Studies, 2012 - present
  • Northeastern Illinois University
    Communication, 2012
  • DePaul University
    Philosophy, Psychology
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Alibaba Is Already Bigger Than Facebook, Amazon, and IBM | WIRED
www.wired.com

Unlike any of this country's biggest tech companies, Alibaba has mastered the Chinese economy. And it's more likely to achieve the same resu

Google Fiber Changes the Status Quo | Perspectives | BillMoyers.com
billmoyers.com

The new service shows us that we can have high-speed Internet at lower costs.

How ISIS Games Twitter
www.theatlantic.com

The militant group that conquered northern Iraq is deploying a sophisticated social-media strategy.

Should Twitter Have Suspended the Violent ISIS Twitter Account?
www.thewire.com

Twitter pulled the account belonging to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) after the radical Sunni militant group posted photographs

Info wars: why it's time for Google & Co to come clean | Media |...
www.theguardian.com

Social networking sites may call themselves technology companies, but the reality is their business is information

FCC chair cracks door open to reclassifying broadband as a public utility
arstechnica.com

Sticks with proposal, but will ask public whether "fast lanes" should be banned.

FCC chairman’s fast lane plan meets resistance from two FCC commissioners
arstechnica.com

Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft also argue against Internet fast lanes.

White House denies 'Cuban Twitter' ZunZuneo programme was covert
www.theguardian.com

• Associated Press reveals attempt to foment protests in Cuba • Spokesman: USAid project was 'development assistance'

About 36% of all Web traffic is considered fake, and this so-called bot ...
online.wsj.com

Billions of dollars are flowing into online advertising. But marketers also are confronting an uncomfortable reality: rampant fraud.

Twitter CEO’s China Visit Is Interesting, but Not for the Reason You Thi...
blogs.wsj.com

Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Dick Costolo is in Shanghai for a few days, but that doesn’t mean Twitter will follow.

US criticised by UN for human rights failings on NSA, guns and drones
www.theguardian.com

Geneva panel share deep concerns over US record on host of different subjects, including racial inequality and Guantánamo

Facebook buying Titan Aerospace for about $60 mln - source
www.cnbc.com

Facebook will buy drone maker Titan Aerospace for about $60 million, a source familiar with the situation told CNBC on Tuesday.

Comcast-Netflix Didn't Violate Net Neutrality But It Wasn't Benevolent, ...
www.forbes.com

Comcast and Netflix announced a deal yesterday that the companies say is all about providing "Comcast’s U.S. broadband customers with a high

Google acquires Israeli security start-up SlickLogin - The Economic Times
economictimes.indiatimes.com

Google is acquiring SlickLogin, an Israeli developer of sound-based password alternative, in an "acqui-hiring deal", which means SlickLogin'

Today Is the 'Day We Fight Back' Against NSA Surveillance | Activism, Bl...
billmoyers.com

Numerous groups are engaging in an online campaign against government spying today.

Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Yahoo release US surveillance requests
www.theguardian.com

• Tech giants turn over data from tens of thousands of accounts • Limited disclosure part of transparency deal made last month

Inside Google's Mysterious Ethics Board
www.forbes.com

By Patrick Lin and Evan Selinger The technology world was abuzz last week when Google announced it spent nearly half a billion dollars to ac