For quite some time, I’ve been a big fan of zunguzungu’s Sunday Reading lists. Thus, in homage, and because flattery is the sincerest form of compliment, I too shall start flooding your RSS, so to speak, with recommendations–or merely a record–of reads. (This will also, I should note, help ensure that I stop owing money to my Iron Blogger overlords).
- “This essay examines social media content leading up to the presidential elections in May 2012.” – VJ Um Amel’s Egypt’s Presidential Elections and Twitter Talk.
- Wired on the
Clinton AdministrationState Department’s “hack” into Al Qaeda sites.
- What happened to the Occupy movement? by Arun Gupta
- The spy who came in from the code – how a filmmaker accidentally gave up his sources to Syrian spooks (by Mathieu Adkins).
- Don’t Get Your Sources in Syria Killed:
The al-Assad regime’s surveillance of telecommunications–cell phones, text messages, email, and Internet traffic–is remarkably extensive. Using equipment built in the West by companies such as BlueCoat, the Syrian government censors the Internet, blocks websites, and snoops on traffic using Deep Packet Inspection (DPI).
Like so many present-day thought leaders, THNK believes that we are living in an era of accelerating change; that our technologies are moving our lives and bodies beyond our physical evolution’s capacity to keep up with the changes; that resources of all types are depleting faster than our political systems’ ability to address the losses; and that our education systems don’t help students prepare for these new realities
- Why Ultra-Orthodox Jews Fear the Internet: it’s apparently not just about porn.
- What if we took all of Mitt Romney’s foreign policy declarations extremely literally? Oh, the horror.
- This is what it looks like when an FBI agent snoops on all of your electronic data.
- Ongoing reporting on the Quebec protests, which have gone mostly ignored by US media.
- Israel lobby’s favorite senator tries to erase Palestinian refugee status for millions by Alex Kane
- Ahmed Moor on the differences between Caroline Glick’s version of a one-state solution in Israel/Palestine and his own:
Liberals who make the one-state argument are calling for equal rights for everyone. For many, two-states would have been the ideal outcome—but the Israelis aborted Palestine. Now the recognition that apartheid is morally reprehensible has developed into support for the one-state solution.