Under Amazon’s CIA Cloud: The Washington Post

by Norman Solomon http://www.normansolomon.com (December 18 2013) News media should illuminate conflicts of interest, not embody them. But the owner of the Washington Post is now doing big business with the Central Intelligence Agency, while readers of the newspaper's CIA coverage are left in the dark. The Post's new owner, Jeff Bezos, is the founder … Continue reading Under Amazon’s CIA Cloud: The Washington Post

Google, Facebook Ask NSA to Back Off

by Chris Strohm and Jordan Robertson Bloomberg (December 23 2013) Google, Facebook and other Internet companies expressing outrage over the National Security Agency intercepting their users' data pioneered mining information about customers, sometimes without their knowledge. Whether it's Google's Android smartphone, Apple's iPhone, Yahoo's Internet search engine or Facebook's social-media website, Silicon Valley now relies … Continue reading Google, Facebook Ask NSA to Back Off

How Would the US Media Cover “the Nuclear Option” …

... if it Happened in Another Country? The World: How It Works If It Happened There: US Restores Majority Rule in Legislature by Joshua Keating Slate (November 21 2013) This is the third installment of a continuing series {1} in which American events are described using the tropes and tone normally employed by the American … Continue reading How Would the US Media Cover “the Nuclear Option” …

Target denies PIN data was compromised …

... after insider claims encrypted personal info was stolen along with forty million credit and debit card numbers * Target hackers allegedly stole encrypted PINS in 'sophisticated' operation * The retailer says it has learned of some scam emails related to breach but doesn't have specific information as to how it happened * Details of … Continue reading Target denies PIN data was compromised …