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President Obama Speaks at the Installation of FBI Director James Comey

President Obama Speaks at the Installation of FBI Director James Comey

CEO_INGDIRECT : 10,000 kids live on the streets... Rencontre au coin du feu avec Assange, fondateur de WikiLeaks (De Ellingham Hall, Grande-Bretagne) Difficile de ne pas devenir parano : nous conversons depuis un moment dans le salon d’une vaste demeure avec Julian Assange, le fondateur de WikiLeaks, lorsqu’un hélicoptère de combat britannique passe en rase-mottes, au ralenti, devant l’immense baie vitrée donnant sur la campagne anglaise... Rue89 est désormais partenaire de WikiLeaks, c’est-à-dire que nous avons accès aux câbles diplomatiques en la possession de l’ONG. Mais avant d’être « approuvé », il faut rencontrer Julian Assange et signer un contrat fixant les règles d’utilisation avec son organisation. Et pour rencontrer Julian Assange, il faut aller le voir dans cette résidence d’Ellingham Hall dans laquelle il est assigné depuis sa libération sous caution pour répondre d’une demande d’extradition suédoise dans l’affaire des poursuites pour « sexe par surprise », une disposition très suédoise. Conversation à bâtons rompus Il ne s’agit pas d’une interview, ni dans un sens, ni dans l’autre.

President Obama Calls for Major Changes in National Security Surveillance Programs : : Privacy and Information Security Law Blog In a major speech delivered at the U.S. Department of Justice on January 17, 2014, President Obama addressed the call for reforms to government surveillance programs following disclosures regarding National Security Agency (“NSA”) activities leaked by Edward Snowden since June of last year. The President discussed the need to advance national security while strengthening protections for privacy and civil liberties, improving transparency in intelligence programs, engaging in continual oversight and rebuilding trust among foreign leaders and citizens. He outlined several areas of reform: A new Presidential Directive on domestic and overseas signals intelligence activity is intended to strengthen executive branch oversight and ensure that such activities take into account security, trade and investment relationships with foreign countries, as well as privacy and civil liberties.

Cool Social Web 2.0 Tools and Applications Please Donate, we need the military and the military needs US Manuel Castells: 'Porucs de tot el món, uniu-vos a la xarxa' Dóna suport a les acampades en una intervenció sobre comunicació, poder i democràcia · Us l'oferim íntegra El sociòleg Manuel Castells, catedràtic de la Universitat de Berkeley (Califòrnia) i investigador de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), considera que cal superar la por per començar a ser persones i començar a bastir una nova democràcia, posem per cas. En una intervenció ahir a l'#acampadabcn de la plaça de Catalunya (vegeu-ne un fragment i també íntegra), va donar suport a les acampades que es succeeixen a totel món i va enumerar les condicions necessàries per a aconseguir un canvi democràtic real. Va reivindicar la lentitud d'aquests processos i va demanar tranquil·litat als acampats.

Obama talks NSA: EFF, Julian Assange, White House respond Just this morning, United States President Barack Obama spoke up at a bit of NSA news, letting it be known what his real NSA reform plan would be. As is often the case, some of the responses to the talk have appeared more telling than the talk itself. We're having a peek at what the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Julian Assange (of WikiLeaks), and the White House have done to follow up this set of announcements. First with the EFF we're seeing a scorecard being laid out. WikiLeaks Twitter account was quick to respond in as public a manner as possible, letting loose a string of comments from Julian Assange. "I think it's embarrassing for a head of state to go on like that for forty minutes and say almost nothing. ... You'll also be able to have a closer peek at the new Presidential Policy Directive right this minute, if you wish. We'll be continuing to keep up with comments from various especially significant sources in the near future.

Twazzup: A Better Twitter Search Engine - ReadWriteWeb Twazzup, which just launched this morning, tries to bridge the gap between Twitter's real-time search and a more traditional search engine. While Twitter's real-time search is great for keeping an eye on current developments, it is not a great tool for seeing which links about a given topic are currently popular. On Twazzup, you can follow a real-time stream of updates including a certain keyword on the left, while the right sidebar shows the top tweets and a list of the top tweeted stories about this topic, as well as related photos from twitpic. Features

Ringside for Heroes Suplemento Fue una de las primeras blogueras nacionales. Es una de las diez tuiteras más influyentes. Se autodenominó una red social. Es una celebridad nacida, criada y existente sólo en el mundo 2.0. ¿Quién es Paloma Baytelman, y cómo hizo todo esto? Por Isabel Plant, fotos Sergio López Lo de Soledad Onetto se entiende. Bajo Onetto había una decena de hombres. Paloma no sale en la televisión abierta, ni escribe en un medio masivo, ni nada por el estilo. ¿Quién es Paloma? No es que Paloma sea sólo Paloma, como Cher o Madonna. Antes de eso estudió Derecho, pero no le gustó. -Mi hermano Felipe es como genio de temas de computación, tiene una empresa llamada Baytex. Lo de la tecnología partió en realidad como un amor por internet, cuando entró a estudiar periodismo en la Universidad Diego Portales en 1996, cuando el periodismo se olvidaba finalmente de la máquina de escribir para comenzar una relación estable con lo digital. Eso hizo por años. Paloma fue adquiriendo notoriedad en el mundo web.

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