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Protect Your Awkward Selfies From Big Brother at This Skill Share in Bushwick

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An anti-surveillance skill share is happening at Mayday (Image via Mayday/Facebook)

Ever heard of a yottabyte? It’s 1,000 times the size of the internet and the amount of data the U.S. government can hold in its Utah Data Center, Jonathan Stribling-Uss, the director of Constitutional Communications, tells me.

If you haven’t seen Citizenfour yet or read any of Glenn Greenwald‘s stuff, here’s a newsflash: The U.S. government is keeping track of all your online and phone interactions, 24/7, picking up every last awkward text message to a crush or drunk phone call you’d rather forget. (Not to mention the hackers who are getting ever better at infiltrating your system.)

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Former Drone Operators Say Paris Attacks Shouldn’t Justify More Strikes

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From left: Stephen Lewis, Cian Westmoreland, Michael Hass, and Brandon Bryant. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

With the U.S. “reasonably certain” that a drone strike killed the much reviled Jihadi John and a wave of recent attacks boosting our worst fears about ISIS, the timing isn’t exactly great for a documentary that questions the wisdom of targeted killings. But two former drone operators who appear in Tonje Hessen Schei’s Drone are sticking to their guns.

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Scahill, Greenwald, and Poitras On Obama, ISIS and New Snowden Doc CITIZENFOUR

Scahill, Pointras and Greenwald. (Photos: Sam Blum)

Scahill, Poitras and Greenwald. (Photos: Sam Blum)

We don’t often see Pulitzer-winning cavaliers of press freedom infiltrate the depths of Bushwick, but last night the infamous trio behind The Intercept — Jeremy Scahill, Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald — were at Mayday space to promote the paperback edition of Scahill’s New York Times bestseller, Dirty Wars.
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