Digital Sparks  // The surveillance edition

A newsletter delivered by TinyLetter. 1. John Oliver goes to Russia. And interviews Edward Snowden. Everyone should watch this video. Everyone. 2. Section 215 of the Patriot Act Expires on June 1. “[We] have little to no evidence that bulk collection of telephone call records under Section 215 has ever stopped a terrorist attack.” 3. American […]

U.S. Army fears

A meme too far: U.S. Army pulls tweet for using the word “chinks”

On Friday, the U.S. Army used the word “chink” to describe  intelligence community vulnerability to terrorist use of social media communication. Twitter exploded with cries of race baiting. The Army deleted the tweet. chink: (1) a small cleft, slit, or fissure <a chink in the fence>; (2) a weak spot that may leave one vulnerable <his lawyers […]