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NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Officially Files for Temporary Asylum in Russia

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 10:06am 7/16/2013 at 10:06am

Edward Snowden officially filed for temporary asylum in Russia on Tuesday, according to the Russian Migration Service and a Russian human rights lawyer.  Wikileaks also tweeted out a confirmation of the news.

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More Fallout After TV Station’s Fake Pilot Names Faux-Pas

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Posted by    Monday, July 15, 2013 at 3:03pm 7/15/2013 at 3:03pm

A California TV station and NTSB intern are facing more fallout today, after an embarrassing mistake led a KTVU anchor to read on-air the (obviously) fake pilot names of Asiana Flight 214.  That plane crash landed on a San Francisco runway on July 6th, killing three and injuring over 180 passengers.

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#Occupy joins the anti-Zimmerman crusade

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Posted by    Monday, July 15, 2013 at 7:35am 7/15/2013 at 7:35am

In the wake of Saturday’s not guilty verdict in the Zimmerman trial, demonstrations to protest the outcome have erupted all across the country, with more scheduled Monday and throughout the week.  Most have been peaceful, others not so much.  We’ve collected a handful of tweets, photos and videos from some of...

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Facebook Fail: Man Arrested After Commenting on Own “Fugitive of the Day” Photo

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Posted by    Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 12:00pm 7/14/2013 at 12:00pm

Sometimes people should just avoid the urge to comment on Facebook, at least, not without an attorney present.

A Florida man was arrested by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office after commenting on the department’s “Fugitive of the Day” Facebook post in which he was the featured fugitive, in reference to a robbery. ...

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Social Media Erupts at Zimmerman Verdict – continuing updates

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Posted by    Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 11:23pm 7/13/2013 at 11:23pm

The jury in the Zimmerman case reached a not guilty verdict this evening.  Legal Insurrection is following the reactions online as well as from demonstrators who have been outside the courthouse since deliberations first began. This post contains press conference videos of key people connected to the trial, photos of demonstrators...

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Russia Says No Asylum Request Yet Received from Edward Snowden

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Posted by    Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 5:00pm 7/13/2013 at 5:00pm

NSA leaker Edward Snowden has not yet requested temporary asylum from Russia, after his appeal for assistance from human rights groups Friday.

From the NY Times:

Senior Kremlin officials said Saturday that Russia’s Federal Migration Service had not yet received a formal appeal for asylum from Edward J. Snowden. And the Russian foreign...

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Gaming Website Modifies Its Comments Policy – What to Do About the Trolls?

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Posted by    Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 3:41pm 7/13/2013 at 3:41pm

The issue of how to handle abusive online comments has come up often and has raised broader issues of speech and anonymity online.

This post from IGN, a popular gaming and entertainment site owned by Ziff Davis, reminded me that such issues are good to debate from time to time.

So there’s this...

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Greenwald Tells Argentinean Media Snowden Has Info That Could Be US’ ‘Worst Nightmare’

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Posted by    Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 1:02pm 7/13/2013 at 1:02pm

Edward Snowden has information that could prove to be the US’ “worst nightmare,” according to The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, who has been covering the NSA leaker’s public revelations of the US government’s surveillance activities.

From Reuters:

“Snowden has enough information to cause harm to the U.S. government in a single minute than any...

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TV Anchor Duped into Airing Obviously Fake Pilot Names is a Teachable Moment

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Posted by    Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 11:31am 7/13/2013 at 11:31am

I spent the better part of yesterday late afternoon sharing this video on social media and it’s making the rounds this morning (h/t to NowThisNews where I first caught it yesterday).  So you may have seen it by now, but I bring it to your attention here as a reminder of...

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Defense Attorney Mark O’Mara Opens Up About Influence of Race & Politics in Zimmerman Case

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Posted by    Friday, July 12, 2013 at 6:43pm 7/12/2013 at 6:43pm

O’Mara on the issue of civil rights: “Get your crosshairs off George Zimmerman and I will join you.”

In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Martin Savidge, Mark O’Mara – defense attorney for George Zimmerman – opens up and answers some difficult questions, now that the case has gone to the jury.  Below...

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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to Resign, Will Head University of CA System

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Posted by    Friday, July 12, 2013 at 10:35am 7/12/2013 at 10:35am

This just in…

From the LA Times:

Janet Napolitano, the U.S. secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Arizona, is being named as the next president of the University of California system, in an unusual choice that brings a national-level politician to a position usually held by an academic, the Times has...

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Edward Snowden Will Seek Temporary Asylum in Russia, Meets with Human Rights Groups

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Posted by    Friday, July 12, 2013 at 10:04am 7/12/2013 at 10:04am

NSA leaker Edward Snowden met with human rights groups and lawyers today in the Sheremetyevo airport’s transit zone in Russia, where he made a statement indicating that he is seeking temporary political asylum in Russia while he pursues permanent asylum in a Latin American country.

From USA Today:

Edward Snowden, the alleged National...

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DEF CON Hacking Conference Organizer Asks Feds to Stay Home This Year

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Posted by    Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 3:30pm 7/11/2013 at 3:30pm

The main organizer of the annual DEF CON conference – an event for hackers, security professionals and subject academics – has asked that federal employees stay home this year, in the wake of recent revelations and lingering questions about the domestic surveillance policies of the National Security Agency.

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Harvard Prof Testifies Fallout of Manning Leak Damaged Wikileaks Image

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 3:36pm 7/10/2013 at 3:36pm

A Harvard law professor testified Wednesday in the court martial of Bradley Manning that the Army private’s leak of hundreds of thousands of classified materials changed how Wikileaks was viewed by government and media outlets.

From the Albany Times Union:

An Army private’s leak of classified information to WikiLeaks changed how...

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“Newsjacking” With a Dark Twist: When Hoaxes Infiltrate the News Cycle

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 8:15am 7/10/2013 at 8:15am

There is a term known as “newsjacking,” and it refers to the takeover of a news story or narrative and using it for other purposes.  See the example in that link about when Oreo took over the power outage during the Super Bowl 2013, and you’ll understand exactly why such a...

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Deleted Tweet Triggers Reports on Snowden Asylum Decision

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 12:29pm 7/9/2013 at 12:29pm

UPDATES below the post.

Multiple outlets are reporting that NSA leaker Edward Snowden has accepted asylum in Venezuela, and the news is spreading like wildfire.  But there doesn’t seem to be reliable confirmation of this news, as most reports appear to be based on a single source – a Russian lawmaker who...

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New Snowden Interview Footage: “NSA lied about existence of Boundless Informant tool”

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Posted by    Monday, July 8, 2013 at 5:00pm 7/8/2013 at 5:00pm

The Guardian today released a second part of its exclusive video interview with NSA leaker Edward Snowden, purportedly recorded on June 6th, as a follow-up to the initial interview released on June 9th.

A couple highlights, transcribed from today’s video release:

“We were actually involved in misleading the public, and misleading all publics, not...

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