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Barry Eisler
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By the January publication date, I'm confident the NSA will have rendered my latest thriller The God's Eye View entirely nonfictional
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/07/03/politics/germany-media-spying-obama-administration/index.html
An investigation by the German parliament is publicly raising questions as to whether the Obama administration not only spied on journalists in that country but interfered in the exercise of the free press under the guise of U.S. national security.
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Sorry, what's the surprise? Of course the NSA spied on Germans (and Spaniards, and...). Besides being its unacknowledged role, it hasn't been that long since Echelon spied on Alcatel.

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For the guest lecturers alone, this Dan Gillmor media literacy MOOC sounds so good.
https://www.edx.org/course/media-lit-overcoming-information-asux-mco425x
Take control of information overload and make media serve you better.
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Making Torture Illegal—Again
You might have read about the McCain-Feinstein
Amendment introduced last week—an attempt to prevent a recrudescence of the
torture that began with the Bush/Cheney administration and that was solidified
by Obama’s
decision to “ban” torture via executive orde...
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I read this post and wanted to apologize  on behalf of all men. Jesus.
http://www.emmaarnoldcomedy.com/blog/your-next-comedian-is-a-girl
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Guest blogging today with the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a terrific organization that deserves your support.
https://freedom.press/blog/2015/06/snowden-doubleplusungood-continuing-shades-orwell-nsa-saga
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Snowden DoublePlusUngood
Guest blogging today with the Freedom of the Press Foundation , a terrific organization that deserves your support. Why Snowden DoublePlusUngood ? Because Orwell predicted all of it. Read on... It was great to read this Edward
Snowden New York Times op-ed —...
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Watch this 15-minute video on the results of drug decriminalization and try to argue for more prohibition, one of the world's costliest self-inflicted wounds
http://www.cato.org/blog/when-portugal-decriminalized-drugs
The Economist has produced a short film about Portugal's pathbreaking decriminalization policy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7LKfLxVtzE In 2009, Cato brought attention to Portugal policy when we published this paper by Glenn Greenwald....
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Ah, the taste of my misspent youth... :D
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Lol Reminds me of my hometown too. 

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Can't recommend Love & Mercy highly enough. Moving, fascinating, evocative. Knew next to nothing about Brian Wilson before seeing it; jumped on Google afterward and spent an hour reading more. What a talent and what a triumph.
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Of all the revelations over the last two years, one of the most illuminating, and stunning has been the reaction of many in the American media to Edward Snowden as a source.
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Novelist
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  • Self-employed
    Novelist, present
  • Weil, Gotshal, the government
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San Francisco Bay Area
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New Jersey - Bay Area, Tokyo, DC
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Former CIA, Novelist, Blogger
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