Edward Snowden

Late last year Nature Publishing Group embarked on an experiment to test the idea of allowing users and selected media outlets to share articles over email and social media in a controlled way. Predictably, this unprecedented action in STM generated a fair amount of interest and some debate. One of the more interesting topics was the link between digital content delivery and data.

Some commentators have asked whether software like ReadCube and Mendeley are really about gathering individual data on users and using it for some nefarious purpose. I can understand why some people

Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday at the age of 86, was known for many things throughout her life: her wisdom, her acting, her indefatigable civil rights activism. But more than anything else, Angelou was famous for her writing. Both a prolific poet and memorist, Angelou penned more than two dozens books and collections throughout her life (including two cookbooks).

Well, okay, if we’re being totally accurate, it’s not the entire New York Times calling for censorship, just Michael Kinsley, Vanity Fair columnist, TV presenter and all-round party guy. And in the NYT Sunday Book Review, of the book No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald on the Edward Snowden affair, Kinsley states: It seems […]

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