We finally know why the Instagram founders really quit – The Verge

Some recent [albeit anemic] web history from TheVerge. Of course, they don’t mention F*ckerberg’s DARPA bedfellows. [Research start/end dates for LifeLog and Facebook.]
 
It’s the same as never mentioning Bezos and his “newspaper” [WashPo] pimping the Amazon Echo, which spies on US citizens thanks to his fat contract from a certain alphabet agency. That’s easily located online.
 
TechHeads would fare better if they broke this silent oath to the miliplex. We’d see a more open and democratic internet. Silicon Valley doesn’t want that because war money is king, no matter who is in the White House.

Mark Zuckerberg added a hamburger button to Instagram while one of its founders was on paternity leave. He quit soon after, and now we have the full story about why

Source: We finally know why the Instagram founders really quit – The Verge

The Guardian: Downing St. involved in ‘Snowden materials’ destruction order

The Guardian: Downing St. involved in ‘Snowden materials’ destruction order

UK ordered Guardian to destroy hard drives in effort to stop Snowden revelations

UK ordered Guardian to destroy hard drives in effort to stop Snowden revelations

Detaining my partner: a failed attempt at intimidation / Glenn Greenwald

“This is obviously a rather profound escalation of their attacks on the news-gathering process and journalism. It’s bad enough to prosecute and imprison sources. It’s worse still to imprison journalists who report the truth. But to start detaining the family members and loved ones of journalists is simply despotic. Even the Mafia had ethical rules against targeting the family members of people they felt threatened by. But the UK puppets and their owners in the US national security state obviously are unconstrained by even those minimal scruples.”

Detaining my partner: a failed attempt at intimidation / Glenn Greenwald

A military judge is to issue a verdict in the case of US army whistleblower Bradley Manning at 17:00 GMT / 1pm EST

Live updates from RT: http://rt.com/usa/manning-verdict-live-updates-770/

I Am Bradley Manning site: http://iam.bradleymanning.org/post/41097182658