Liz Gannes

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AG Eric Holder Vaguely Promises “Holistic” Declassification of Surveillance Docs

The Obama administration wants to declassify information about surveillance programs such as the secret FISA requests made famous by Edward Snowden’s PRISM leaks “sooner rather than later,” according to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. In an interview with Bloomberg, Holder said the issue was finding a way to give information to the public that’s “not piecemeal, but really is holistic.” Google and Facebook are both actively seeking this information from the feds, and bickering about how best to approach it.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald