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Abby Ohlheiser / The Atlantic Wire:
The NSA Collected Data on 60 Million Phone Calls in Spain   —  Here's another item for the list of NSA projects that will likely make for awkward U.S. foreign relations.  According to a report in El Mundo, the NSA collected data on 60 million phone calls in Spain over a 30-day period in December, 2012.
Oct 28, 2013, 5:25 AMIn context
Abby Ohlheiser / The Atlantic Wire:
Germany and Brazil Will Take NSA Spying Frustrations to the UN   —  Germany and Brazil have decided to work together to push a UN resolution aimed at restraining the U.S.'s international surveillance of, among other things, world leaders.  While the draft resolution, first reported by Foreign Policy …
Oct 25, 2013, 6:00 AMIn context
Philip Bump / The Atlantic Wire:
Syrian Hackers Use Outbrain to Target The Washington Post, Time, and CNN   —  For a brief period on Thursday morning, the Washington Post's website redirected some visitors to a webpage controlled by the Syrian Electronic Army.  In a brief statement, the site didn't indicate how the infiltration occurred …
Aug 15, 2013, 1:10 PMIn context
Esther Zuckerman / The Atlantic Wire:
Amazon Wants to Create Appointment TV Online, Not Follow Netflix Binging   —  Though Netflix may have emerged as the frontrunner when it comes to original streaming content, what with the successes of House of Cards and Arrested Development, don't expect Amazon to be following in its footsteps entirely.
Jun 19, 2013, 7:50 AMIn context
Philip Bump / The Atlantic Wire:
Reuters Fired Its Indicted Social Media Editor After Bad Social Media Editing   —  Thomson Reuters could handle its deputy social media editor, Matthew Keys, being indicted on federal hacking charges.  But after a week in which he was harshly criticized for inaccurate tweets to his 35,000-plus followers …
Apr 22, 2013, 10:05 PMIn context
Rebecca Greenfield / The Atlantic Wire:
News Feed Is Facebook's New Jackpot   —  “Advertisers want really rich things like big pictures or videos,” Mark Zuckerberg said on the last earnings call for his social network, “and we haven't provided those things historically.”  Well, even though he didn't say the word “advertiser” …
Mar 7, 2013, 5:40 PMIn context
J.K. Trotter / The Atlantic Wire:
Fake Google Glass eBay Auction Pulled After Bids Soar Past $15,000   —  Your plan to simply buy your way into the Google Glass early-adopter contest has been foiled.  On Wednesday morning an eBay auction immediately began raising eyebrows for how much bidders were driving up its price …
Feb 27, 2013, 12:00 PMIn context
Rebecca Greenfield / The Atlantic Wire:
Randi Zuckerberg Says Her Book Will Be a ‘Crazy’ Look at the ‘Front Lines’ of Facebook   —  Taking the next logical step in her quest to gin up as much celebrity as possible for being related to the CEO of Facebook and not much else, Silicon Valley media “personality” Randi Zuckerberg is writing …
Feb 14, 2013, 8:50 PMIn context
Rebecca Greenfield / The Atlantic Wire:
Elon Musk's Data Doesn't Back Up His Claims of New York Times Fakery   —  Elon Musk's long-awaited blog post take-down has arrived with what he claims is the data to prove New York Times John M. Broder reporter committed some sort of journalistic malpractice to run a bad review of the Tesla Model S's range capability.
Feb 14, 2013, 2:35 PMIn context
Rebecca Greenfield / The Atlantic Wire:
The Economics of Netflix's $100 Million New Show   —  With Netflix's foray into original, high quality programming today, the streaming TV network wants to turn into the HBO of Internet TV, but can the network afford it?  Putting together a big production with famous actors like House …
Feb 3, 2013, 10:37 PMIn context

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