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May 14, 2016

Recommended Reading: Snowden on the untapped power of the press

by John_A

Snowden Interview:
Why the Media Isn’t
Doing its Job

Emily Bell,
Columbia Journalism

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden sat down with the Columbia Journalism Review (virtually, of course) to discuss the power of the press, using social media to fight terrorists and the concept of a global counter-terrorism task force with universal jurisdiction.

The Inside Story of Facebook’s Biggest Setback
Rahul Bhatia, The Guradian

Facebook had plans to connect millions of people in India to the internet through its Free Basics initiative. The Guardian has the story of how it all went wrong.

An Exclusive Look at Instagram’s New App Icon
Cliff Kuang, Fast Company

Internet rage levels were high this week when Instagram made its monochrome look official. It debuted a new logo too, and Fast Company has the details on the design process.

Why I Bleed Green
Nick Kyrgios, The Players’ Tribune

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios talks about the perils of keeping up with your favorite team when you have to travel all the time, including trying to stream NBA games in China.

Imagine Discovering That Your Teaching Assistant Really Is a Robot
Melissa Korn, Wall Street Journal

Georgia Tech AI students knew was that the TA for their online class was named Jill Watson. They didn’t know that she’s actually a computer.

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