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tow-data-journalism-alex-howardIn order to consider the future of data journalism, you have to start by looking at the past. Alex Howard, a fellow at The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, has a new report out, ?The Art and Science of Data-Driven Journalism,? that examines the current state of data journalism. The report is based on a series of interviews with current journalists, editors, academics, and more, from places like ProPublica, The New York Times, The Seattle Times, La Nación, and NPR, among others.

 

Report: Google Will Spend $1 Billion on Satellites to Expand Internet Access

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The Top 5 Claims That Defenders of the NSA Have to Stop Making to Remain Credible

EFF.org Updates by Cindy Cohn and Nadia Kayyali

Over the past year, as the Snowden revelations have rolled out, the government and its apologists have developed a set of talking points about mass spying that the public has now heard over and over again. From the President, to Hilary Clinton to Rep. Mike Rogers, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and many others, the arguments are often eerily similar.

 

Why Coders Are Going Nuts Over Apple?s New Programming Language

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You have received an email from a person with whom you have never interacted earlier and thus, before you take the conversation forward, you would like to do a bit of research for that person on the Internet. How do you do this without directly asking the other person?

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The Courageous Career of Slain French Photojournalist Camille Lepage

Global Voices Online by Abdoulaye Bah

Camille Lepage via a Facebook tribute page.

Conflicts on the African continent claimed another journalist last week. Camille Lepage, a 26-year-old French photojournalist, is the latest reporter to pay the ultimate price for trying to inform the world of the violence against unarmed civilians in the Central African Republic (CAR).

New Gmail data shows the rise of backbone email encryption

For the past few years, EFF has been working on promoting the universal use of encryptionfor Internet protocols. We started by pushing major sites to switch from HTTP to HTTPS, and gave individual users ways to pull things along.

To Catch a Cyberthief

Law enforcement authorities took down the computer networks operating two major pieces of malware this weekend, and in the process added a new name to the FBI?s most wanted list of cybercriminals: Russian hacker Evgeniy Bogachev.

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