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Jun 26, 2012

George Zimmerman interrogation video part of newly-released discovery documents

New discovery evidence has been released by the Florida State Attorney’s Office in the George Zimmerman criminal trial.

The new evidence released on Tuesday included a dossier that, among other things, contains a “computer voice stress test” in which a computer monitored Zimmerman’s voice during a special question-and-answer session on the late February shooting of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

Apr 23, 2012

Facebook publishes new data on users in amended S-1 filing

In an amended S-1 form filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, Facebook provided updated figures about its user base, and new information on its acquisition of mobile photo app Instagram.

Here are some of the highlights from the filing:

    Facebook says it has 901 million active users. Based on a rounded world population of 6.8 billion people, this breaks down to about 1.3 Facebook accounts for every 10 people on the planet. Facebook says it serves 3.2 billion “likes” and comments daily. Facebook says it hosts 300 million photo uploads every day. There are 125 billion established friendships on the social network. It was widely reported that Facebook would choose NASDAQ for its listing. This was confirmed in the amended filing, with Facebook proposing “FB” as its market symbol.

Additionally, the filing dove into the acquisition of Instagram:

Mar 28, 2012
via Jack Shafer

Poynter chat: Should journalists support Trayvon Martin, Gov. Walker recall?


Reuters columnist Jack Shafer will discuss Gannett’s response to journalists who supported the Gov. Scott Walker recall in Wisconsin, as well as how ESPN handled the Trayvon Martin situation, specifically by dropping the ban that prevented its staff from publishing photos of themselves wearing hoodies.

The chat, hosted by Poynter, will feature feedback from Twitter users who submit their analysis and commentary by using the hashtag #poynterchats.

Mar 14, 2012
via David Rohde

Live chat: US-UK foreign policy and Afghanistan


Join journalists David Rohde from Reuters and Julian Borger with The Guardian for a live chat at 3:30 pm Eastern Time (7:30 pm GMT) on the topic of Afghanistan and the foreign policies of the United States and the United Kingdom.

Rohde and Borger will answer your questions surrounding the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, which is likely to be discussed during British Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to the United States with President Barack Obama.

Mar 7, 2012
via David Rohde

The InternetFeds: Inside hacker Sabu’s war room

Sabu, the man who until his arrest last year was one of the world’s most wanted hackers, did not destroy his computer’s hard drive. He didn’t even shut up. “I’m Hector,” he reportedly told the FBI agents who showed up on his doorstep.

Then, according to federal court documents released on Tuesday, he turned informant.

Feb 3, 2012
via David Rohde

Details in leaked FBI call could prove uncomfortable for Anonymous

A conversation between FBI special agents and authorities at the UK’s Scotland Yard was leaked online Friday morning, the latest in a series of data dumps conducted by Anonymous hackers to protest against law enforcement.

But the conference calls may have inadvertently released more information than the hacking collective would be comfortable with.