For now, declining ad revenues make the prospects for print generally gloomy, particularly for magazines. Is there a way for print magazines to keep afloat? And what if they don't?READ MORE
"The National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the location of cellphones around the world. Ashkan Soltani, a Washington Post contributor and an independent privacy and security researcher, sat down with The Post's Alice Rhee to explain."
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The National Security Agency is tracking cellphone locations around the world, according to top secret documents. My latest piece for the Washington Post reveals that the agency is collecting nearly 5 billion records a day and is using those records to track movements and map relationships.READ MORE
Bart Gellman mentioned in an article by Glenn Greenwald on national security and journalists:
1) How is our reporting arrangement any different than the standard means used to report classified information?
Bart Gellman has thousands of top secret documents from Snowden. He's repeatedly reported on them and published them in the Washington Post. He's not on the paper's staff, but is paid for the articles he writes for the Post. Shortly after he published his first article on the NSA documents at the Post (for pay!), it was announced that Gellman is writing a book about US surveillance.
Does this mean that Gellman has "privatized" the NSA documents, is "profiteering" off of them, and that he sold US secrets to the Washington Post?
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New piece from senior fellow Barton Gellman at the Washington Post outlines Microsoft's efforts to improve encryption on its Internet traffic in light of NSA spying.
"Documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden suggest — but do not prove — that the company is right to be concerned. Two previously unreleased slides that describe operations against Google and Yahoo include references to Microsoft’s Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger services. A separate NSA e-mail mentions Microsoft Passport, a Web-based service formerly offered by Microsoft, as a possible target of that same surveillance project, called MUSCULAR, which was first disclosed by The Washington Post last month."
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"In a recent appearance at MIT's Engaging Data 2013 Conference, Chomsky split the bill with Washington Post 'big brother' reporter Bart Gellman.
'Big data is a step forward,' Chomsky is quoted as saying by Computer World. 'But our problems are not lack of access to data, but understanding them. [Big data] is very useful if I want to find out something without going to the library, but I have to understand it, and that's the problem.'"
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