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September 29 2013

Snowden Strikes Again : nsa Mapping Social Connections of US Citizens - Slashdot

Snowden Strikes Again: #nsa Mapping Social Connections of US Citizens - Slashdot
http://news.slashdot.org/story/13/09/29/0326239/snowden-strikes-again-nsa-mapping-social-connections-of-us-citizens

"The New York Times is reporting on yet another NSA revelation: for the last three years, the National Security Agency has been exploiting its huge collections of data to create sophisticated graphs of some Americans’ social connections that can identify their associates, their locations at certain times, their traveling companions and other personal information. ’The agency can augment the communications data with material from public, commercial and other sources, including bank (...)

#prism #surveillance #privacy

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September 07 2013

Poll : Majority Of Americans Approve Of Sending Congress To Syria | The Onion - America's Finest…

Poll: Majority Of Americans Approve Of Sending Congress To Syria | The Onion - America’s Finest News Source
http://www.theonion.com/articles/poll-majority-of-americans-approve-of-sending-cong,33752

The New York Times/CBS News poll showed that though just 1 in 4 Americans believe that the United States has a responsibility to intervene in the Syrian conflict, more than 90 percent of the public is convinced that putting all 535 representatives of the United States Congress on the ground in Syria—including Senate pro tempore Patrick Leahy, House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and, in fact, all current members of the House and Senate—is the best course of action at this time.

“I believe it is in the best interest of the United States, and the global community as a whole, to move forward with the deployment of all U.S. congressional leaders to Syria immediately,” respondent Carol Abare, 50, said in the nationwide telephone survey, echoing the thoughts of an estimated 9 in 10 Americans who said they “strongly support” any plan of action that involves putting the U.S. House and Senate on the ground in the war-torn Middle Eastern state. “With violence intensifying every day, now is absolutely the right moment—the perfect moment, really—for the United States to send our legislators to the region.”

“In fact, my preference would have been for Congress to be deployed months ago,” she added (...) regardless of whether the Assad regime used chemical weapons or not.

In fact, 91 percent of those surveyed agreed that the active use of sarin gas attacks by the Syrian government would, if anything, only increase poll respondents’ desire to send Congress to Syria.

August 23 2013

The New York Times and Manning's prison sentence - World Socialist Web Site

The New York Times and Manning’s prison sentence - World Socialist Web Site

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/23/nyti-a23.html

The New York Times and Manning’s prison sentence
By Thomas Gaist
23 August 2013

In an editorial published yesterday, “Bradley Manning’s Excessive Sentence,” the New York Times has endorsed the suppression of whistleblowers spearheaded by the Obama administration.

#wikileak #bradley_manning

August 15 2013

Socioeconomic Stress Leaves Lasting Scars (INFOGRAPHIC)

Socioeconomic Stress Leaves Lasting Scars (INFOGRAPHIC)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/15/socioeconomic-stress-_n_3761526.html?1376588471

The stress of poverty can have devastating effects on wellbeing — and when it occurs early in life, the scars are lasting and even deadly.

As Moises Velasquez-Manoff reported in an excellent story in the New York Times last month, people born at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder, regardless of later-life outcomes, are more prone to illness and premature death because “the effects of early-life stress also seem to linger, unfavorably molding our nervous systems and possibly even accelerating the rate at which we age.”

Here are some of the ways poverty can hurt physical and emotional wellbeing. As the middle class continues to be replaced by wage-workers, a wider swath of Americans may face enduring disadvantages.

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#pauvreté #santé

August 09 2013

Why The New York Times doesn't have to sell | TIME.com

Why The New York Times doesn’t have to sell | TIME.com
http://swampland.time.com/2013/08/09/last-ones-standing

The Times, on the other hand, while building a hugely popular website, has not relied on web advertising to pay the bills. The company has gone directly to its readers, for whom the paper is a sign of identity and status—a luxury good they are willing to pay for. Jacking up prices (the Sunday newspaper retails for $5 now in New York and $6 a copy elsewhere), and targeting their demographic more and more precisely, the Times has been able to dampen its dependence on advertising while making paid circulation its principal source of revenue.

#presse #paywall

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