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al-jazeera

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Phony Al-Jazeera text messages sent by pro-Syrian gov't hackers

The network's short messaging service was compromised and used to send false news reports, including a report that Qatar's prime minister had been assassinated.

By September 9, 2012

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Emails give glimpse of Google's work with NSA on security

Freedom of Information Act request reveals notes between then-NSA head and Google bigwigs. But don't expect a smoking gun.

By May 6, 2014

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Obama: Tech a 'tool for individual empowerment, not government control'

In his speech on recommended changes to the NSA, the president's rhetoric is in the right place. But are his efforts at reform?

By January 17, 2014

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Fake Google employee's fight with protesters some wish was true

So a Google employee reportedly went off on protesters blocking the company's San Francisco shuttle bus was staged. Turns out it was staged and the resulting outrage fed narrative that speaks volumes about the great tech backlash 2014.

By December 9, 2013

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NSA foe Greenwald whips his new media venture into shape

With the help of eBay founder and billionaire Pierre Omidyar, Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who broke the NSA story this summer, is putting together what he hopes is a newsgathering dream team.

By November 16, 2013

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NSA said to intentionally cite 9/11 to justify spying program

Newly released government documents spell out how officials should answer questions about the NSA's mass surveillance program; examples include "defend the nation" and prevent "another 9/11."

By October 30, 2013

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NSA spied on Al Jazeera internal communications, report says

The NSA was able to access and read the Arab news broadcaster's communications with "notable success," according to documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden seen by Der Spiegel.

By August 31, 2013

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Twitter users in Bahrain jailed for allegedly insulting tweets

As the Middle Eastern country is in the midst of a popular uprising, six people are sentenced to a year in prison for allegedly posting offensive tweets about King Hamad.

By May 15, 2013

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Syria: All communications reportedly down

Internet, mobile, and landline networks have been inaccessible in the war-torn country.

By May 7, 2013

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Hackers send bogus tweets from '60 Minutes' account

CBS News confirms that the Twitter feeds for "60 Minutes" and "48 Hours" were hacked. Phony tweets accused the U.S. of aiding terrorists.

By April 20, 2013