Snowden's new project: Keep your phone from turning on you

Smartphones can create a quandary for journalists, humanitarians, and activists in dangerous places where they are closely monitored: The devices are vital in terms of facilitating their work—and also exceptional tracking devices.

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Facebook Tampers With Gears of Journalism, Ex-Curators Charge


Facebook hired promising journalists in their 20s and early 30s to work on its secretive trending news project but did not treat them — or journalism — well, according to a recent report. The curators served as training modules for Facebook’s algorithm, they said. They selected trending news, and decided which news sites each chosen topic would link to. With more than 1.5 billion users worldwide, Facebook is a potent force for distributing content, and the question an uneasy media industry increasingly is asking itself is whether this is the new face of journalism.

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Another security manual recommends using Apple iMessage: this time, ISIS

Article Image An operations security manual developed to advise journalists and political activists on how to protect their identities is now being distributed by supporters of Islamic State terrorists. One of its recommendations is to use Apple’s securely encrypted iMessage service.

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When Data Breaks the News


Google is putting a new spin on the news. Instead of relying on journalists to gather facts and report events the old-fashioned way, the company’s News Lab, launched earlier this year, aims to deliver news stories through data. Case in point: Who needs polls to reveal that Donald Trump is the most popular candidate in the Republican primary free-for-all? By tracking search requests for each candidate, Google Trends, part of the News Lab, came up with an interactive county-by-county map showing the volume of searches for each candidate.

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