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Why Readers Don’t Get the True Story — The Information
The costs of off-the-record reporting are increasingly greater than the benefits, as the culture of talking without attribution gives companies too much control. // lots of companies use this practice / PR ... for what? have good relationships, tend the relationships with reporters/journalists? Give them a sense of being in THEIR circle? From outsiders view it looks like 'patting on the head like a child?' // Sarah Lacy once talks about it that there must be more stuff than Techopus. But the cheerleaders within the bubble of success, fame, notoriety and money ... WILL not look, dig, investigate ... because they are hired as cheerleaders (pageviews business model)
journalismus  investigative  journalism  journalism  corporate  media  TechCrunch  Vox  VICE  Sarah  Lacy  Pando.com  PandoDaily  Silicon  Valley  PR  spin  doctor  public  relations  marketing  Google  Uber  Amazon  Apple  Monsanto  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  revolving  door  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  political  theory  social  contract  democracy  Fortune  500  linkedin  counter  culture  transparency  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  shared  economic  interest  crony  capitalism  capitalism  post-capitalism  Buffer  Open  Organization  exploitation  TTIP  TISA  TPP  USA  corporate  state  Surveillance-Industrial  Complex  surveillance  state  Orwellian  military–industrial  military  Pentagon  NSA  Edward  Snowden  Whistleblower  Techopus  Chelsea  Manning  Yahoo!  Twitter  freespeech  freedom  of  press  Wikileaks  manufactured  consent  Polarisation  squeezed  middle  class  globalization  globalisation  inequality  propaganda  populism  reporting 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
The Student Debt Sentence: The British Election - YouTube
'babyboomers stole their children's future' // professors and Staff on Zeitarbeit, Leiharbeit, Contracts, and Zero Hour Contracts
education  policy  babyboomers  student  loan  debt  austerity  UK  welfare  Public  Services  IMF  OECD  University  College  practical  skills  practical  skill  set  Industrial  Revolution  2.0  book  David  Cameron  Conservative  Party  Millennials  generationy  society  culture  Ivy  League  freespeech  free  speech  LSE  human  progress  social  mobility  income  mobility  Gini  coefficient  liberalism  liberal 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Linux Journal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In early July 2014 it was revealed that the NSA's XKeyscore program targeted readers of Linux Journal, which the NSA considers an "extremist forum". // &! NSA: Linux Journal is an "extremist forum" and its readers get flagged for extra surveillance - http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/nsa-linux-journal-extremist-forum-and-its-readers-get-flagged-extra-surveillance // &! NSA targets the privacy-conscious - http://daserste.ndr.de/panorama/aktuell/NSA-targets-the-privacy-conscious,nsa230.html "Merely searching the web for the privacy-enhancing software tools outlined in the XKeyscore rules causes the NSA to mark and track the IP address of the person doing the search. Not only are German privacy software users tracked, but the source code shows that privacy software users worldwide are tracked by the NSA." - visiting site X puts you on watch list/collect data list - ie Wikileaks, Tor, Linux Journal, CCC unter anderem !+& bit.ly/1sZSWV9 >> leads to self-censorship like in East Germany.
NSA  Internet  Privacy  Privacy  human  rights  XKeyscore  Linux  CCC  activism  activists  Hacktivism  target  targeting  GCHQ  encryption  cryptography  Cryptopocalypse  IT  Security  cyber  cyber  war  cyber  espionage  corporate  espionage  industrial  espionage  espionage  FISA  Court  FISAAA  Foreign  Intelligence  Five  Eyes  presidency  barackobama  Stasi  Stasi  2.0  history  backdoor  backdoors  abuse  of  power  surveillance  state  Orwellian  Big  Data  Meta  Data  Unix  Google  Search  Tor  VPN  anonymity  self-censorship  free  speech  freedom  of  press  freespeech  free  press  Pressefreiheit  Meinungsfreiheit  Information  wants  to  be  free  knowledge  M 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
The French government can now force ISPs to block websites without a court order | PandoDaily
Efforts to grant the French government the ability to control which websites are allowed inside the country accelerated after the shooting at Charlie Hebdo’s office on January 7. The government has also threatened to consider companies like Facebook and Google “accomplices” to hate-speech if they don’t remove extremist content from their properties. That’s the unfortunate irony of the Charlie Hebdo attack: an effort to silence a magazine which has since become an idol for free speech has led France and the United Kingdom to propose or introduce laws that limit speech through direct censorship and intimidation. [...] Internet content, France once again circumvents the judicial power, betraying the separation of powers in limiting what is the first freedom of all in a democracy — freedom of speech. // invites also abuse of the system. say one hacks ones business website, uploads illegal stuff, reports website, gets blocked 24hrs later, business has no website/business for 3 months.
free  speech  censorship  self-censorship  War  on  Terror  abuse  of  power  democracy  Separation  of  powers  Platform  Open  Platform  unintended  consequences  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  freedom  of  press  Information  wants  to  be  free  freespeech  free  press  France 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Google wants us to forget about its near-total monopoly over what we know | PandoDaily
In the Big Controversy over Google being forced by EUcrats to delete a 2007 BBC story about one of the villains of the Financial Meltdown, former Merrill Lynch chairman Stan O’Neal, the debate has so far been limited to “freedom of the press” versus “our right to privacy.” It’s the perfect frame of debate, from Google’s point of view, because it diverts us from the real problem that brought us to this point in the first place: Google’s enormous monopoly power over “what we know”—or at least, what we think we know. If it’s not Google-able, it’s presumed to have been deleted from the historical record. And that presumption is based on the way most of us search or source information. +++ http://pando.com/2014/07/04/google-admits-that-the-censorship-of-news-articles-was-its-fault-not-a-european-courts/ + http://bit.ly/1tfu3VC
Google  right  to  be  forgotten  digital  natives  monopoly  library  freedom  of  press  freespeech  Pressefreiheit  regulators  regulation  self-regulation  way  back  machine  archive.org  internet  archive  Privacy  Privacy 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
NBCFail: Would Twitter Delete Gaga’s Account If She Linked To An Email? | TechCrunch
Backstory: Twitter & NBC are working together covering Olympics.
NBC is not meeting expectations of viewers in their coverage of the Olympics ...

NBC is not amused about posted email of exec -> Twitter suspends account.

>> _24hrs later , account got un-suspended
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19061032
generalelectric  NBC  double-standard  freespeech  censorship  Twitter 
july 2012 by asterisk2a
Bundestag: Fraktionen wollen Rederecht der Parlamentarier einschränken - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Politik
German Bundestag, current coalition under Merkel, plans to limit speeches @Bundestag; those who are not in line with their parties are not allowed to speak in front of the Bundestag.

... Ian Bremmer, Niall Fergueson, et al are right - this is a Political Crisis.

Political Turmoil ...
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120401x1.html

But this time around, it's not just Japan that is in turmoil — it's all over the world. Italy and Greece are controlled by technocrats. Look at Britain ... that young boy (Prime Minister David Cameron) can't handle it, (German Chancellor Angela) Merkel can't put things together, and even (U.S. President Barack) Obama is failing — though Obama might be in a relatively good mood because the Republicans are worse (laugh). So there is political turmoil all over the place."
davidcameron  UK  barackobama  USA  Japan  NiallFerguson  IanBremmer  politics  2012  Europe  sovereign  debt  crisis  germany  democracy  freespeech 
april 2012 by asterisk2a
QT: Legalise gay marriage in UK devalues straight marriage? (08Mar12) - YouTube
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/11/gay-couples-wedding-plans-catholic-sermons

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/church-approval-needed-for-gay-marriage-says-archbishop-of-york-7561456.html

However, legal experts questioned the Archbishop’s claim. “I can’t see why Parliament would need anyone’s approval to change the definition of marriage,” said Adam Wagner, a barrister and editor of the UK Human Rights Blog. “Parliament is sovereign, it can legislate what it likes.”

This week, the Government will begin a consultation on the issue, inviting the public to submit their views.

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If this does not go through (that gay couples can "marry"), one has to go to the European Human Rights Court and has to sue the Church and the Government which did (1) discriminate sexual relation ships and (2) claims the use of the word "marriage" (semantics) only for hetero sexual relationships.
hatecrime  freespeech  homophobia  gay  rights  2012  UK  gay  marriage  LGBT  LGBTQ 
march 2012 by asterisk2a
Media interest in lives of celebrities is legitimate, human rights judges rule | Mail Online
Human rights judges backed a German Federal Court decision that the health of the reigning prince was a subject of general interest and the press was entitled to report on it.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2098204/Media-lives-celebrities-legitimate-human-rights-judges-rule.html#ixzz1lo8mTxGT
tabloid  freespeech  gossip  society  freedom  of  press 
february 2012 by asterisk2a
Facebook witch-hunt for London rioters - YouTube
how far can free speech go? calling for violent riots and theft and damage is too much of free speech?
freespeech  UK  riots  twitter  facebook 
august 2011 by asterisk2a
"The Global Plutocracy Is Terrified of Dissent" | ZeroHedge
Our Voices Are More Important Than We've Realized
Renner is right: the plutocracy is terrified of dissent.
Indeed, the Asch Conformity Experiment showed that even one dissenting voice can give people permission to think for themselves.
And a new study shows that when only 10% of a population have strongly-held beliefs, their belief will be adopted by the majority of the society.
USA  US  UK  censorship  freespeech  government  2011  study 
august 2011 by asterisk2a
Hackers Defend WikiLeaks, Testing Online Speech - NYTimes.com
Clay Shirky, who studies the Internet and teaches at New York University, said that although the Web is the new public sphere, it is actually “a corporate sphere that tolerates public speech.”
Marcia Hofmann, a lawyer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said, “Any Internet user who cares about free speech or has a controversial or unpopular message should be concerned about the fact that intermediaries might not let them express it.”
She added, “Your free speech rights are only as strong as the weakest intermediary.”
wikileaks  freespeech  2010  internet  facebook  twitter  Visa  Mastercard  PayPal 
december 2010 by asterisk2a
FT Alphaville » Blog Archive » UAE vs NewsCorp
The leaders of the United Arab Emirates don’t take too kindly to criticism, according to a report by Zawya Dow Jones:
The Sunday London Times newspaper was removed by authorities from shelves in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday amid intensive reporting of Dubai’s debt problems, an executive at the paper said.

The Times and the Sunday Times are owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, as is Dow Jones.


The Sunday Times edition available in the U.A.E. on Nov. 29 featured a double-page spread graphic illustrating Dubai’s ruler Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum sinking in a sea of debt. The Times wasn’t given a reason for the block, or a timeframe when it will be lifted, the executive said.

A government official in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the U.A.E., said that the picture of Sheik Mohammed, which accompanied a story entitled: The sinking of Dubai’s dream, was “offensive.”

Under the U.A.E.’s media code, publications are prohibited from criticizing the sheikdom’s rulers.
freedom  freespeech  freepress 
november 2009 by asterisk2a
Streisand effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Streisand effect is an Internet phenomenon where an attempt to censor or remove a piece of information backfires, causing the information to be publicized widely and to a greater extent than would have occurred if no censorship had been attempted. Examples of such attempts include censoring a photograph, a number, a file, or a website (for example via a cease-and-desist letter). Instead of being suppressed, the information receives extensive publicity, often being widely mirrored across the Internet, or distributed on file-sharing networks.[1][2]
censorship  internet  culture  society  psychology  effect  streisand  twitter  free  speech  freespeech 
october 2009 by asterisk2a

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