Google is moving toward “a global expansion of privacy technology designed to thwart surveillance by government intelligence agencies, police and hackers” http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/03/12/google-is-encrypting-search-worldwide-thats-bad-for-the-nsa-and-china/?wpisrc=nl_eve
Discovered this neat site today – http://www.newswhip.com is a “people powered news” site ranks stories based on “social velocity.” Writers can check how viral their online articles are. The site also ranks writers on a “Creator Leaderboard” http://www.newswhip.com/creators/leaderboard.
First Look Media’s The Intercept published reports that the National Security Agency used Facebook to install malware on millions of user PCs around the globe. https://firstlook.org/theintercept/article/2014/03/12/nsa-plans-infect-millions-computers-malware/ Facebook published its global government requests covering the first six months of 2013 here: https://www.facebook.com/about/government_requests