Doublespeak Denials Of PRISM Participation Were Careful Lies
"Direct Access" didn't mean no access. "Back door" didn't mean no door. "Only in accordance with the law" didn't mean PRISM is illegal. And you didn't need to have heard of a codename to have participated. Larry, Zuck, you didn't spell out your denials of the NSA's data spying program in plain english, and now we know why. You were aiding the government in its spying, but were muzzled.
Google Loves The Internship ; Critics Not So Much
theodp writes "It was the best of movies; it was the worst of movies. GeekWire reports that The Internship — the new comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as two 40-something guys who get internships at Google — is getting high praise from Googlers but low marks from movie critics. Google CEO Larry Page called the movie 'a lot of fun' in his Google+ post, while fellow Google exec Vic Gundotra gushed, 'I laughed a lot while watching this movie!' After screening a sneak preview with Google companions, Wired's Steven Levy wrote, 'From Google's point of view, the movie could not possibly be better.' USA Today's take, on the other hand, is that 'Google has never looked lamer thanks to The Internship.' And the NY Daily News calls the movie 'an unfunny valentine to Google.' But perhaps the unkindest cut of all comes from the NY Post, who suggests that 'maybe The Internship was secretly funded by Bing.' Ouch." Update: 06/07 20:02 GMT by T : Peter Wayner saw the movie (a "harmless bit ...
Larry Harvey And JP Barlow On Burning Man's Sharing Economy, And Our Tech Future
Larry Harvey is the main co-founder of the Burning Man festival, while John Perry Barlow is a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead and a founding member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. We caught up with both men at Le Web London to discuss some of the intellectual underpinnings of startup entreprepreneurship have parallels with Burning Man in what might be their first ever joint interview.
The Lede: Kremlin-Owned Network Hires Larry King
The news that the Russian government’s satellite news network Russia Today, or RT, has hired Larry King prompted a wave of derisive comments on Twitter.
Question more: Larry King joins RT with interview show (video)
"Larry King Now" will be the latest addition to the RT News schedule, as the award-winning interviewer with his trademark suspenders goes face to face with some really interesting people.