Saturday, January 11, 2014
When Good People Do Nothing: The Appalling Story of South Carolina's Prisons - Andrew Cohen - The Atlantic
When Good People Do Nothing: The Appalling Story of South Carolina's Prisons - Andrew Cohen - The Atlantic: "A judge's order in an inmate abuse case highlights the role played, or not played, by the state's political and legal infrastructure."
Christian Professor Gets Fired for 'Trying on Atheism' | Care2 Causes: At the end of last year, Ryan J. Bell, an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University and Fuller Theological Seminary and a former pastor of a Seventh-day Adventist church, decided to “try on atheism” for a year.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014
This is your brain on religion: Uncovering the science of belief - Salon.com: "As far as I’m concerned, the most interesting question about religion isn’t whether God exists but why so many people are religious."
Monday, January 6, 2014
France-UAE satellite deal shaky after US spy tech discovered onboard – report — RT News"The sale of two intelligence satellites to the UAE by France for nearly a billion dollars could go south after they were found to contain American technology designed to intercept data transmitted to the ground station."
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Edward Snowden Evolved From Gaming Geek to Conscientious Whistleblower: "The year 2003 was the last that 18-year-old Edward Snowden lived a normal life. Snowden, a computer gaming jock and fan of Japanese animation, was about to enter a decade-long journey deep inside the "black ops" secret spy world of the Central Intelligence Agency [CIA], the Defense Intelligence Agency [DIA] and the National Security Agency [NSA]."
The journalist who hacked the old system | PandoDaily: "With Edward Snowden becoming a leading candidate for Time magazine’s Person of the Year, it is important to remember that he is the central character in not one but three distinct stories: 1) the story of what his disclosures tell us about the US government’s surveillance system, 2) the story of what the treatment of him and the reporters publicizing his disclosures says about attitudes toward whistleblowing and First Amendment protections, and 3) the story of the rapidly changing power dynamics in the age of digital media."