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Activists' Drone Drops Anti-Surveillance Leaflets Over NSA

wired.com — When the German activist group Intelexit launched a campaign last week to persuade employees of surveillance agencies like the NSA to resign, their tactics started with billboards, online video and sidewalk canvassing. Now they've taken their campaign in a more aggressive direction: up into the NSA's airspace.

Dorsey Announces Return As CEO in (What Else?) a Tweetstorm

wired.com — Twitter founder Jack Dorsey confirmed today that he is staying on as Twitter's permanent CEO, following three months as the company's interim CEO. And of course, Dorsey made the announcement on-where else?-Twitter. Dorsey will now be tasked with balancing CEO roles at both Twitter and Square, Dorsey's other company.
Oct 05, 2015

RT @WIRED: .@jack announces his permanent return as CEO of Twitter in (what else?) a Tweetstorm wrd.cm/1Lb8Lvc

After Today, Google Officially Becomes Alphabet

wired.com — Goodbye Google, and hello Alphabet. Well, sort of. In a post on its investor relations site today, Google announced that its reorganization as Alphabet will be finalized officially by the close of business today, and its stock will transition from Google shares to Alphabet shares.

Longer Tweets Would Spell Death to the Tweetstorm

wired.com — Twitter may soon part ways with its precious 140-character limit, according to a report by Re/Code that cites anonymous sources. The change, which users have been demanding and working around for years, would allow people to finally publish long-form content on the site. A Twitter spokesperson declined to comment.
Sep 29, 2015

RT @WIRED: Why expanded tweets would spell death to the tweetstorm wrd.cm/1FGiHRn

@Snowden Is Now On Twitter

New Reports Describe More Mass Surveillance and Schemes to Undermine Encryption

VW's Bloodletting Gets Going, Porsche Boss to Take Over

wired.com — Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal is getting worse fast, and the executive board is in full speed amputation mode to stop the spread of the damage. Matthias Müller, the head of Porsche, will replace former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn, according to reports from The Wall Street Journal and .

Watch Live: Snowden Treaty Asks Nations to Take a Stance on Mass Surveillance

wired.com — Edward Snowden opened the world's eyes to mass surveillance being conducted by the US intelligence agency and its partners in the UK and elsewhere. Now a new treaty, developed by international legal experts, is asking nations around the world to take a stance on mass surveillance.

Ousted VW CEO Up for a $32 Million Pension

wired.com — Martin Winterkorn, the CEO of Volkswagen who resigned today amid allegations that the company cheated emissions testing for 11 million diesel-powered cars, stands to take home a $32 million pension. Bloomberg Business reported the figure, along with the fact that the ousted CEO may also be eligible for two years' worth of renumeration, if VW determines he was terminated for no fault of his own.

Instagram Now Tops 400 Million Users And 40 Billion Photos

wired.com — Instagram is killing it, and it wants you to know so. The social network just said it now has 400 million people posting carefully plated food and pristine landscapes to its service every month. The milestone announced in a blog post on Instagram's site shows a five-year-old social network that continues to luxuriate in reliably steady growth.
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Oct 05, 2015

@AlexJamesFitz cooking is a great stress reliever; washing dishes is the inevitable reminder that life is imperfect and gross

Oct 05, 2015

I wouldn't have stayed in journalism if it weren't for that miracle. Training as an editor with him was where I learned to love it.

Oct 05, 2015

That was when, now a year since I'd called, @adamianjohn called and said they had an opening for me now if I was still interested.

Oct 05, 2015

When the editor there changed all my negative dining review to positive raves if the restaurant was an advertiser, I resolved to quit.

Oct 05, 2015

That reporting job was trial by fire--crime, politics, restaurant reviews, culture--everything.

Oct 05, 2015

They had no jobs and I had no experience, so it went nowhere. I took a reporting gig at a smaller paper as the only writer in a tiny town.

Oct 05, 2015

In fact, I pretty much owe my journalism career to @adamianjohn. I cold called his paper when I was graduating, said I wanted to work there

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