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Yahoo publishes first transparency report on government requests for user data

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2013

Yahoo publishes first transparency report on government requests for user data

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9/6/2013 at 4:36pm
Yahoo announced on its blog that it was publishing its first transparency report to share details of government requests for user data.  The company follows others that have published similar figures in light of recent revelations about the NSA’s surveillance program. From the Washington Post: Yahoo said Friday that it has received 12,444…
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FBI issues advisory for potential Syrian Electronic Army attacks

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2013

FBI issues advisory for potential Syrian Electronic Army attacks

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9/6/2013 at 2:07pm
The Syrian Electronic Army seems poised to stir up trouble as the world continues to debate over what to do about Syria. The pro-Assad group of hackers posted this cryptic tweet earlier today. https://twitter.com/Official_SEA16/status/375899857988243456 The group warned last week that it may retaliate using “methods of causing harm” for the US economy if the…
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Obama and Putin remain in disagreement on Syria strike

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2013

Obama and Putin remain in disagreement on Syria strike

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9/6/2013 at 11:55am
Speaking from the G20 meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia this morning, President Obama addressed the topic of Syria, where he acknowledged that he knew it would be a tough fight to convince Congress and the American public to move forward with a military strike. The president expressed a reluctance to use military…
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Japan sees slow economic recovery but strengthening military

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2013

Japan sees slow economic recovery but strengthening military

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9/6/2013 at 9:30am
After covering the continuing fallout from the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster, I decided to see how Japan’s economy was recovering after the devastating 2011 tsunami. If Obama-style definitions were utilized, their recovery would be spectacular. However, with growth at 2.6%, there is serious pressure mounting on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Japan’s economy grew…
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Researchers study potential clues in deceptive texting

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2013

Researchers study potential clues in deceptive texting

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9/6/2013 at 8:00am
Has your gut ever told you that the long, awkward pause on the other side of that smartphone or chat screen was an indicator that the recipient of your message was crafting a fib? Turns out it might be a clue. From Motherboard’s article, Awkward Texting Is the New Lie Detector: The worst…
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Shellie Zimmerman reportedly files for divorce

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2013

Shellie Zimmerman reportedly files for divorce

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9/5/2013 at 7:56pm
George Zimmerman’s wife Shellie has reportedly filed to end the couple’s six year marriage. From ABC News: George Zimmerman’s wife Shellie has filed for divorce less than two months after he was acquitted of murder in the death of teenager Trayvon Martin. She filed the paper work just days after she said in an…
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Alec Baldwin lands talk show on MSNBC

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2013

Alec Baldwin lands talk show on MSNBC

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9/5/2013 at 5:22pm
Leave it to MSNBC to provide Alec Baldwin with his very own platform. From the Hollywood Reporter: It’s Official: Alec Baldwin to Host Talk Show on MSNBC: Alec Baldwin has finalized a deal to host a weekly night-time talk show on MSNBC. The program – Up Late with Alec Baldwin will bow in…
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Townie complaint: Oberlin “akin to a gated community”

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2013

Double-secret townie No Trespass list finally coming to an end

Townie complaint: Oberlin “akin to a gated community”

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9/5/2013 at 3:00pm
Since the 1970s Oberlin College, one of the most liberal colleges in the nation, has maintained a secret “No Trespass” list which barred members of the community from campus, usually without telling them they were on the list . The secret list stood in contrast to the college’s emphasis on its mission page to a “commitment to…
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Survey: Internet users worry about privacy, personal info being exposed online

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2013

Survey: Internet users worry about privacy, personal info being exposed online

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9/5/2013 at 1:35pm
A new survey out today from the Pew Research Center shows that internet users are concerned about their privacy online, but many feel that anonymity online is just not all that possible anymore. In a representative survey of 792 internet users, 86% have tried in some form or another to cover their…
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Government to release more NSA surveillance documents in response to FOIA lawsuit

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2013

Government to release more NSA surveillance documents in response to FOIA lawsuit

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9/5/2013 at 11:00am
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced on its website today that the Justice Department will release hundreds of pages of documents related to the government’s interpretation of Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act, in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit it had filed. From the EFF’s post, titled Hundreds of…
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Red Line Blame

Branco Cartoon – His Line Eyes

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2013

Branco Cartoon – His Line Eyes

Red Line Blame
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9/5/2013 at 9:30am
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The Indian economy is shaking like a Bollywood dancer

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2013

The Indian economy is shaking like a Bollywood dancer

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9/5/2013 at 8:00am
Those who follow my exploits know I dance Bollywood, so it is not surprising that this news clip would catch my interest: Indian newspapers have been gushing about the incoming governor of the central bank, Raghuram Rajan, in terms usually reserved for Bollywood film stars: his trim physique, his long-distance running, even…
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Get well, Jim Hoft, really soon

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2013

Get well, Jim Hoft, really soon

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9/4/2013 at 10:26pm
Some of you may know that Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit has been quite ill. Here’s the latest update from one of his guest bloggers: It would be quite impossible not to have noticed Jim’s absence this past week and a half. As has been periodically posted and updated, Jim’s…
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Putin says Kerry lies, softens blow by adding “beautifully”

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2013

Meanwhile, Senate Foreign Relations Committee passes limited use of force resolution

Putin says Kerry lies, softens blow by adding “beautifully”

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9/4/2013 at 8:37pm
Relations between the U.S. and Russia continue to spiral downwards over issues of war and peace, as Vladimir called John Kerry a liar: In remarks that could raise tension further before he hosts President Barack Obama and other G20 leaders on Thursday, Putin also said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lied…
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Obama passes the buck, this time to the world

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2013

Obama passes the buck, this time to the world

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9/4/2013 at 6:30pm
Obama passes the buck again, this time to the world: My credibility is not on the line — the international community’s credibility is on the line…The world set a red line when governments representing 98 percent of the world’s population said the use of chemical weapons are abhorrent and passed a treaty…
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Anthony Weiner launches into angry screaming match with Jewish voter

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2013

Anthony Weiner launches into angry screaming match with Jewish voter

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9/4/2013 at 5:04pm
Just in case we weren’t sure yet that Anthony Weiner’s bid for mayor of NYC was on life support, he goes and shows his true colors again.  The man is truly his own walking reality show.  And a really bad one, at that. Weiner decided to scream and yell at a Jewish…
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Now you can search for tweets as old as Twitter with Topsy

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2013

Now you can search for tweets as old as Twitter with Topsy

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9/4/2013 at 3:30pm
If you’ve ever tried to use Twitter search to find someone’s old tweet, you’ve likely been disappointed to find that the results leave you digging through only the most recent tweets, and that’s if they even match your search terms at all. I’ve mentioned previously in my Research 101 posts that I…
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