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Skynet Is Real, and the NSA Uses It To Track Locations with Phone Metadata

Skynet Is Real, and the NSA Uses It To Track Locations with Phone Metadata

By Josh Wolford May 8, 2015

When a spy agency decides to call one of its various tracking programs Skynet, it’s just screwing with us, right? A troubling report about a journalist misidentified as a terrorist from The Intercept has revealed that the National Security Agency …

CBS Reporter Hacked, Involved ‘Search and Exfiltration of Data’ CBS Reporter Hacked, Involved ‘Search and Exfiltration of Data’
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An internal investigation by a cyber security firm, hired by CBS News, has confirmed that investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was “accessed by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions late in 2012.” Here’s CBS News’ statement on the …

Soledad O’Brien Signs on With Real Sports Soledad O’Brien Signs on With Real Sports

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Former CNN Soledad O’Brien will now appear on the HBO series Real Sports. HBO announced this week that O’Brien will become part of the investigative sports reporting show. According to the Associated Press, O’Brien’s first on-air story will be about …

News Crew Attacked by Upset Parent in Rhode Island News Crew Attacked by Upset Parent in Rhode Island

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A Rhode Island news reporter was attacked this week while reporting on a recent shooting. Abbey Niezgoda, a reporter for Providence’s ABC 6, reported this week that she was questioning the mother of a girl who was shot at a …

Hal McClure Dies; Journalist Was 92 Hal McClure Dies; Journalist Was 92

Journalist Hal McClure has died at the age of 92. According to an Associated Press report, McClure died at a Los Angeles hospital on Sunday following surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain that was caused by a …

TV Correspondent Killed in Syrian Fighting TV Correspondent Killed in Syrian Fighting

With the fighting in Syria showing no signs of slowing, those covering the civil war are now finding themselves in more danger than ever. According to a report from the Associated Press, a Syrian TV correspondent was gunned down on …

A.B.C. Whipple Dies; Author Was 94 A.B.C. Whipple Dies; Author Was 94

Addison Beecher Colvin (A.B.C.) Whipple, author and journalist, has died. The Associated Press reports that Whipple died on Sunday, March 17 from Pneumonia. Whipple is, perhaps, best known for his work as a Pentagon correspondent for Life magazine during World …

Stanley Karnow Dies: Vietnam Reporter Was 87 Stanley Karnow Dies: Vietnam Reporter Was 87

Stanley Karnow, a journalist most famous for covering the entirety of the Vietnam War, has died at the age of 87. According to an Associated Press report, Karnow died in his sleep on January 27 at his home in Potomac, …

Watch Joel Stein’s 45-Minute Talk At Google [Video] Watch Joel Stein’s 45-Minute Talk At Google [Video]

Google has uploaded video from a recent Authors@Google talk, featuring Joel Stein, journalist and author of “Man Made: A Stupid Quest For Masculinity”. If you’re a fan of the man and/or his work, check it out below: Other recent author …

Malcolm Browne Dies at 81, Pulitzer Prize Photographer

If you are familiar with the controversial self-immolation photo of the burning Thich Quang Duc, you are familiar with the Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Malcome Browne’s talented work. New York native Malcome Browne attended the quaker school of Friends Seminary during …

Google Hosts First “TechRaking” Conference for Investigative Journalists Google Hosts First “TechRaking” Conference for Investigative Journalists

Google and the Center for Investigative Reporting are hosting a conference today at Google headquarters dubbed “TechRaking” 2012. The conference was meant to “inspire muckraking by exploring tools that help reporters tell stories with greater interactivity, opportunities for long-form journalism …

Facebook Asks Journalists To Sign Non-Disclosures Facebook Asks Journalists To Sign Non-Disclosures
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Our old friend Facebook is being pretty uptight about their privacy. Reportedly, before a recent news conference, Facebook officials asked attending journalists to sign a non-disclosure agreement, which entailed protocol that they were to follow once they arrived at the …

Facebook: Thousands of Journalists Use Subscribe Feature Facebook: Thousands of Journalists Use Subscribe Feature

Facebook wants to be all things to everyone. You like Google+ because of the ability to create circles and separate out the elements of your life? Facebook saw that and emulated it quickly with Lists. You like Twitter because people …

Bloggers vs. Journalists As Told By Stock Photos Bloggers vs. Journalists As Told By Stock Photos
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The whole “what makes a journalist a journalist”/”are bloggers journalists?” discussion is one that won’t go away, and we’ve certainly weighed in on it a number of times. While preparing a recent piece on the subject, I was perusing our …

AP Stylebook Adds More Tech Terms AP Stylebook Adds More Tech Terms
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The 2011 print edition of the AP Stylebook is available today, and while the focus is on a brand new “Food Guidelines” section, the “journalist’s bible” has updated their social media guidelines section as well to include some new tech …

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Twitter Shows Embeddable Tweet Example
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Update: Twitter has made an update to tha post saying, "No, really. It’s very simple. Just a snippet of code you’ll be able to use to generate simple, selectable flat-HTML tweets like the one we used here."