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“the NSA’s supremely weird, florid guide to the Internet…

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2016 at 01:42

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Michael from Muckrock found a reference to “Untangling the Web,” an internal NSA guide to the Internet, on Google Books, so he requisitioned a copy from the NSA under the Freedom of Information Act.

Decoding your Facebook newsfeed

Social media platform or news gatekeeper? Plus, one journalist’s challenges reporting on the drone war in Pakistan.

How Twitter users tracked down 4 ISIS ‘fanboys’ from a PR campaign gone wrong

Militant death cult Daesh released an audio message from spokesperson Abu Muhammad al-Adnani on Saturday, a much-anticipated event among the group’s supporters.

So overcome with excitement where they that some photographed handwritten messages of support and published them to channels on Telegram, the encrypted messaging app where many pro-Daesh communities interact.

WhatsApp Is the Top Android Messaging App in 109 Countries (Study)

Which Android messaging application is the most popular in 109 of the 187 countries analyzed by digital market intelligence firm SimilarWeb? If you guessedFacebook Messenger, guess again.

A new draft bill lays the groundwork for an autonomous RuNet. Image from Wikipedia, CC-BY.

A new draft bill lays the groundwork for an autonomous RuNet. Image from Wikipedia, CC-BY.

With Trending Topics, Facebook Is Creating Its Own News Cycle

With Trending Topics, Facebook Is Creating Its Own News Cycle

Facebook may be a rookie when it comes to news judgment, but it is a veteran at data mining. Now, it’s using those skills to its advantage.

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Against the flow- “Erdoğan slams US over YPG support

In Uncategorized on May 28, 2016 at 19:57

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Turkish fury at US commando photos

Turkey calls the US “two-faced” over images appearing to show US commandos in northern Syria wearing Kurdish militia insignia
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has criticized the United States after photos of U.S. special operations forces wearing Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG) insignia on their shoulders during an assault on Syria’s Raqqa emerged.

‘Unacceptable’ for US soldiers in Syria to wear Kurdish insignia, Turkey says

Turkish foreign minister said not considering YPG a terrorist group was ‘two-faced’ after US officials claimed military used patches as protection against Isis

Turkey has lashed out at the United States after images surfaced apparently showing US soldiers in Syria wearing the insignia of a Kurdish group opposed by Ankara.

 

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has strongly reacted to photos of U.S. special operations forces wearing Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG) insignia on their shoulders during an assault on Syria’s Raqqa, saying it is “unacceptable”

VIDEO: ‘Dark questions’ after Cizre deaths

The United Nations wants to send investigators in to examine allegations that Turkish forces massacred around 100 civilians in Cizre.
The Kaos Gay and Lesbian Cultural Research and Solidarity Association (Kaos GL) has published an annual report monitoring human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity

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As “Turkey sees steepest decline in monthly foreign arrivals since May 1999”, relatively successful Şimşek’s role in economy reduced…Worse may come to Turkey’s economy…

In Uncategorized on May 28, 2016 at 19:42

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Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek, long a favorite of investors, has been dealt reduced responsibilities in the new cabinet of Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım
The number of foreign arrivals visiting Turkey slumped by 28 percent in April to 1.75 million compared to the same month of 2015, marking the steepest decline since May 1999, according to data issued by the Tourism Ministry on May 27

Age, Marital Status, Educational Background of New Ministers

Berat Albayrak aged 38 is the youngest minister of the new council of ministers, and Veysel Eroğlu aged 68 is the eldest. The ministers’ total number of children is 73.

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