Caveman Chabal, ‘monument to marketing’, bows out

Last year’s infamous Caveman ‘ko’ against Marc Giroud moment for his Lyon club as captured on YouTube.
Special correspondent in Paris

SELF-STYLED caveman Sebastien Chabal retired from rugby on Sunday, the French forward bowing out with critics split over his rugby-playing abilities but no-one in doubt over his role as a “monument to marketing”.
The 36-year-old Chabal won 62 caps for France
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RSF ‘information hero’ fights new media law in Timor-Leste

Gagged José Belo at a Media Law Seminar in Dili hosted by the Secretary for Communication.
Image: Jornal Independente

Bob Howarth files a special report from Dili for Café Pacific

IT WAS a stunt that arguably, in any democratic country on any given day, would have led the media headlines and stopped anyone that cared about their rights to speak freely in their tracks.

But as the man who was
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PBS Frontline: The United States of Secrets

PBS’s “Frontline” aired the first of a two-part series on the National Security Agency’s controversial surveillance programs, which were revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. “Frontline” says it “goes behind the headlines to reveal the dramatic inside story of how the U.S. government came to monitor and collect the communications of millions of people […]
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Several scandals and allegations of the New Albany Police Department have occurred throughout the department’s history, even misconduct….

Freedom Of Speech will present the case against NAPD Chief Sherry Knight:

* “Major Knight, rather than investigating, rather than discipline, I mean, you are talking about thousands of taxpayer dollars, here, rather than doing anything, she told Jon Tucker, Gary Humphrey, and the captain on the shift at that time, who was Eric Higdon, told all of them that Laura Schook was ratting them out.”

* Landenwich claims that Knight’s failure to take action as a supervising officer resulted in not only the officers not being held accountable for the alleged misconduct, but it put Schook in serious danger as an officer.

Our understanding is that on Friday morning Officer Humphrey will be called to face a Grand Jury.

Freedom Of Speech would like to say:

While on duty it is the officers job to enforce the laws not break the laws. They do not need to be watching porn, and it’s been reported from the locals that our  some local officers have been seen getting blow jobs down by the K&I Bridge, watching movies or running their side business during their shifts, or decorating the float for Harvest Homecoming. 

Why is Jeff Gahan so out of touch with the citizens of New Albany?

It has also been reported to us, that our police officers chatting in Community Park on one side, that taxpayers have seen several drug deals going down on the other side of the park. What the hell are we paying you officers for?

Also, any supervisor who sets any officer up regardless of gender with NO back up should be fired.

Is this history repeating itself?

Mr. Gahan, if you had any balls and sense, you would call for a full investigation of your Police Department. These are very serious allegations. And the buck stops at your door….

Our final thoughts:

NAPD Chief Sherry Knight it is time for you to resign. You are NOT a leader and even you are not above the law….

We would recommend to Attorney Landenwich that you get a court order for each computer in every police car in the department. It is time we hold those officers accountable to us taxpayers.

Freedom of Speech will continue to aggressively pursue any officer that commits any criminal act in our City of New Albany.

Politico: Who watches the watchers? Big Data goes unchecked

Politico looks beyond the National Security Agency surveillance controversy to the data collection done on everyday Americans by commercial data brokers who then sell this information to others: Commercial data brokers know if you have diabetes. Your electric company can see what time you come home at night. And tracking companies can tell where you […]
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Secret apps that have access to your message are not so secret.


Whistleblowers Beware: Apps Like Whisper and Secret Will Rat You Out | Business | WIRED

Here is more evidence that, if a service has access to your information, that it can get out. In this case the privacy services Whisper and Secret have privacy policies that say they will release messages tied to your identity if presented with a court order, but also to enforce their terms of service and even in response to a simple claim of “wrongdoing” (whatever that might mean).

Anonymizer has no logs connecting user activity to user identity, thus we don’t have these problems.

Lance Cottrell is the Founder and Chief Scientist of Anonymizer. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+

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David Robie on ‘critical development journalism’

Media in Jayapura pictured in a photograph from Don’t Spoil My Beautiful Face featured during a course
in “Safe Witness Journalism”. Photo: West Papua Media

Media with Gavin Ellis – Radio New Zealand National

REVIEW: WHAT makes the book Don’t Spoil My Beautiful Face really interesting is that it’s not just the reprinting of David Robie’s very good investigative pieces of reporting, but he
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You Betcha!

Freedom Of Speech applauds Laura Schook for bring a lawsuit against the City of New Albany.


Happy Mother’s Day to all Freedom Of Speech readers and thank you for choosing to make us part of your day.

And for our male readers, don’t forget to call your mom. It wouldn’t be Mothers Day for them without at least hearing your voice!

Happy Mother’s Day
Freedom Of Speech Staff

Ars Technica: App changes its privacy policy ten days after Facebook acquisition

Ars Technica reports on a change in the privacy policy of fitness-tracking mobile app Moves: Mere days after the fitness-tracking app Moves assured users about their privacy after its acquisition by Facebook, the company has changed its privacy policy to allow itself to share data with third parties. The Wall Street Journal reported the changes late Monday, which were pushed […]
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