Here. An amusing, small section:
Tech support from Langley
The CIA opened a Twitter account last month and has used cheeky humor to win a large following in a short time. On Monday, the account sent out this announcement: “No, we don’t know your password, so we can’t send it to you.” It went viral, with more than 12,000 retweets.
As it happens, the NSA files we examined included 1,152 “minimized U.S. passwords,” meaning passwords to American e-mail and chat accounts intercepted from U.S. data links. Don’t expect tech support from Langley, but the CIA does have access to that raw traffic.
One of my favorite economists*, Dean Baker, responds to a piece in the Wall Street Journal on purported effects of cutting unemployment benefits.
**Of course, the fact that I have favorite economists isn’t especially interesting, since I have neither the training nor knowledge to thoroughly compare economists…
One really enjoyable feature of the Snowden story is the unusually quick turnaround when it comes to government claims and evidence undermining them. Kevin Drum at Mother Jones comments on the latest example due to a (pretty incredible) piece from the Washington Post’s Barton Gellman, Julie Tate, and Ashkan Soltani.
I’m probably unreasonably thrilled by watching this video (posted by someone whose Youtube videos suggest he is evidently a catch-all conspiracy theorist!):
Liberals are often surprised to discover that Chomsky is not in line with the “boycott, divestment, sanctions” movement among critics of Israeli treatment of the Palestinians. Here is a fairly extended (three page) discussion of that issue by Chomsky in The Nation.
Update: the piece was noted by Haaretz.