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Edward Snowden’s Statement to FP on His Selection as a Global Thinker

Glassdoor: Twitter dethrones Facebook as the best tech company to work for, ending three-year streak

Career website Glassdoor today released its sixth annual Employees? Choice Awards, a list of the 50 best places to work for in the coming year. Twitter was elected the number one tech company to work for in 2014, displacing Facebook, which held the crown for three years straight (2011, 2012, and 2013).

 

2013 Internet Monitor Annual Report: ?Reflections on the Digital World?

 

Internet Monitor is delighted to announce the publication of Internet Monitor 2013: Reflections on the Digital World, the project’s first-ever annual report. The report?a collection of essays from roughly two dozen experts around the world, including Ron Deibert, Malavika Jayaram, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Molly Sauter, Bruce Schneier, Ashkan Soltani, and Zeynep Tufekci, among others?highlights key events and recent trends in the digital space:

13 Plead Guilty to Attacking PayPal Servers in Protest

The Ledger

SAN FRANCISCO | Thirteen people have pleaded guilty to helping briefly disable online payment service provider Paypal as part of a protest that authorities say was organized by the hacking group Anonymous. Ten of the defendants pleaded guilty Thursday …

13 plead guilty to Paypal attacks

The Google Clones That Power NSA Surveillance

Google. Amazon. Facebook. These giants of the web have a knack for juggling enormous amounts of data across tens of thousands of computer servers. And they’ve been kind enough to share their “big data” methods with the world at large. Many open source software projects now let anyone build similarly enormous operations capable of juggling similarly enormous amounts of data — including the National Security Agency.

George Takei, in case you don’t know, played Hikaru Sulu on the original Star Trek series. Nowadays, he is a relentless tweeter of internet memes. But he’s also a top-1000 reviewer at Amazon, where he writes humorous reviews of some of retail giant’s most unusual products. Like an inflatable human hamster ball:

61 languages are found on Twitter. Here?s how they rank in popularity.

As Twitter seeks to become a global town square, it?s not surprising that there are a multitude of languages on the service. Social media research firm Semiocast hascompiled an infographic that highlights the most popular language used along with a breakdown of Tweets from around the world.

New leak suggests NSA uses Google cookies to track surveillance targets online

New NSA documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden suggest that the US intelligence agency is making use of cookies, the technology designed to help advertisers track audiences, to pinpoint surveillance targets and their activity across the Web.

Here?s why Facebook developed a new tool to help it animate Chat Heads and Cover Feeds on Android

Have you ever wondered how Facebook managed to implement certain animations on its Android apps? What makes Cover Feeds work? How easy was it to get Chat Heads to animate as it does? It turns out it wasn?t as simple as you might think

Amazon’s Drones Are Useless. But Its Trucks Could Crush UPS

Amazon’s delivery drone stunt may have scored the company a publicity coup on Cyber Monday Eve. But for a truly radical vision of the future, imagine streets crawling with more earthbound machines: Amazon trucks.

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