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The Untold Story of Japan’s Secret Spy Agency Now, a new investigation by the Japanese broadcaster NHK — produced in collaboration with The Intercept — reveals, for the first time, details about the inner workings of Japan’s opaque spy community. Based on classified documents and interviews with current and former officials familiar with the agency’s intelligence work, the investigation shines light on a previously undisclosed internet surveillance program and a spy hub in the south of Japan that is used to monitor phone calls and emails passing across communications satellites. Night view of the C1 building, inside Japan’s Ministry of Defense compound in Ichigaya. Photo: NHK According to the current and former officials, the Directorate for Signals Intelligence, or DFS, employs about 1,700 people and has at least six surveillance facilities that eavesdrop around the clock on phone calls, emails, and other communications. The official believed the directorate’s use of XKEYSCORE was “not permissible” under the Japanese Constitution.

My Best of series You can find all of my “Best” lists in broad categories here. The link to that page can also be found at the top right of my blog: My Best Of Series I also have them all on another page where they are listed in the chronological order in which I originally posted them. My Pet Monster by Robyn Torry and Jason Sand "Co-Authoring Childrens's Books with my students transformed the way I look at learning in my Classroom." Jason Sand is a Multi-Media Teacher in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He enjoys helping students through the process of creating digital media in a variety of forms.

Articulate Storyline 2 - Online Training Software Feel like a pro even if you’re a beginner with Storyline’s familiar, intuitive user interface. No training required. Make your workspace your own. Move the panels you use the most anywhere on your desktop, or even to a second monitor. No need to create from scratch, unless you want to. Jump-start your slides with templates designed by e-learning pros, and style your content with customizable design and color themes. VSTHost While the program started mainly as an aid in understanding and debugging VST plugins, it has evolved into a quite capable program by now which can be really helpful in a keyboard artist's Live setup. Since questions do occur from time to time, I've created a discussion forum for them. Downloads

Homicidols Though “new” is kind of a misnomer, I guess, given that the former POP has been on such a great roll for months and months now, but this companion piece to “GANG 2” still makes the grittier take feel fresh: Continue reading I had the slightest twinge of guilt at seeing this new thing come across the copy desk here at Homicidols.com — did I even know there was a new GANG PARADE single? I did! — but I am more than happy to share the “GANG 2” MV: I want to know who tried to banish Saki to the temporal world, only to learn that her Ganpare spirit was strong enough to at least finish up her dance number.

Printing Press The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers. Teachers and students can choose from several templates to publish class newspapers, informational brochures, and flyers announcing class events. Text added to the templates can be modified using a simple WYSIWYG editor, which allows students to choose text features, such as font size and color. Documentation for the Printing Press includes instructions for using the tool. Customized versions of the tool, which include additional instructions and more focused choices, are included with some lessons.

How to Make an Infographic: Free Visual E-Book for Beginners On average, Americans consume 63 gigabytes of information per person per day. That’s roughly half of all the storage space in a new MacBook Air laptop. With so much information bombarding us on a daily basis, it’s no wonder we’ve become desensitized to even the most shocking statistics. For example, what if I told you that the 74 million richest people in the world possess 50% of its wealth? The real meaning of this statement would probably be lost on most of us. The moment you translate it into a visual format, however, it suddenly becomes a much more palpable — and shocking — reality:

30 New Web and Mobile GUI kits and Wireframe Templates Just as we did a few days ago with free icon sets, today we take a look at and share with you the latest, the most extensive and the most detailed web and mobile GUI kits and wireframe templates currently available for free. All of the kits and templates below have all been designed with modern design trends in mind, and are all chock-full of components, widgets, form elements, buttons, navigation systems and menus, various page templates, and much, much more. Basically, everything you could possibly need for designing or wireframing a web site or mobile app. The kits and templates are mainly available in either PSD, EPS or AI formats, but there also a few that come in SVG, Fireworks or Sketch formats. Documentation The QDial class provides a rounded range control (like a speedometer or potentiometer). More... #include <QDial>

Think you know idols? These 5 Alt-Idol acts will change your mind - NekoPOP Screaming Sixties These two ladies come blazing out of the gates with a furious pop-punk sound fronted by sweet and innocent sounding vocals. Their backing band, 6% is MINE, are no slouches either. If you need some dynamic vocal work backed by driving guitars and drums, I think this might be the group for you. Official Website:

Interactive sites Updated July 2015iPHONE AND iPAD APPS iPhone and iPad apps collated by Kristyn Paul (scroll down for French ones) MAINLY GRAMMAR Royal Grammar School High Wycombe's (UK) excellent and attractive Languages Online site has a wide range of Hot Potato and Spellmaster exercises for all levels. Strongly recommended.The Language Gym by Gianfranco Conti has a wide range of activities and games for French, Spanish and some Italian. I highly recommend it.Older students will appreciate the accuracy, humour and comprehensiveness of the well-established Tex's French Grammar site, from the University of Texas, USA. The site includes mp3 files exemplifying grammatical structures. CCDMD (Ca) has attractive interactive exercises for advanced students.

Bring virtual reality field trips to your school with Google Expeditions At the Bronx Latin School in New York City, teacher Katrina Roman says the topic of ancient history doesn’t usually set students abuzz. But this week, they took a field trip to ancient Mayan ruins using Google Expeditions, a virtual reality teaching tool built with Google Cardboard. Normally, their assignment would involve poring over photocopied photographs, but instead, they stood at the top of Chichen Itza, then examined detailed carvings at Tenochtitlan.

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