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Sting of Myself

Amateurish spies like James O’Keefe III attempt to sway the 2016 campaign.

Google’s $6 Billion Miscalculation on the EU – Bloomberg Business

Google also started pointing users searching for photographs (of a celebrity, for example) to large high-definition images presented in an easy-to-scroll-through carousel. Photo agencies such as Getty Images, which had its own photo search engine, saw their traffic plummet. Even worse, some Getty clients stopped paying to license pictures because they could easily copy them off Google. “Google became the No. 1 source for the piracy of images,” says John Lapham, general counsel at Seattle-based Getty, which became an official complainant to the EU antitrust case in June.

Seymour M. Hersh · The Killing of Osama bin Laden

The White House’s story might have been written by Lewis Carroll: would bin Laden, target of a massive international manhunt, really decide that a resort town forty miles from Islamabad would be the safest place to live and command al-Qaida’s operations? He was hiding in the open. So America said


Cover 1600Life in the Valley of Death

Srebrenica has come to symbolize the Bosnian war’s unspeakable brutality and the international community’s colossal failure when confronting it.
Photographs by PAOLO PELLEGRIN

Link: What Pakistan Knew About Bin Laden – NYTimes.com

On our fifth and last day in Quetta, four plainclothes agents detained my photographer colleague at his hotel. They seized his computer and photo equipment and brought him to the parking lot of the hotel where I was staying. There they made him call and ask me to come down to talk to them. “I’m in trouble here,” he told me.

Link: Covert action in Colombia | The Washington Post

The 50-year-old Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), once considered the best-funded insurgency in the world, is at its smallest and most vulnerable state in decades, due in part to a CIA covert action program that has helped Colombian forces kill at least two dozen rebel leaders, according to interviews with more than 30 former and current U.S. and Colombian officials.

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