John Borthwick's Top Stories

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  1. The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist
    The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a...
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  2. Google's $1B purchase of Twitch confirmed -- joins YouTube for new video empire
    Google has reached a deal to buy game livestreaming firm Twitch for $1 billion, according to sources familiar with the matter. Citing unnamed sources, Variety said back in May that Google had made an all-cash offer and that the deal could be...
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  3. Here's What Every Trendy Restaurant Menu Looks Like
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  4. Welcome to the future
    Hello — again. As you might have heard, I’m stepping in to be the next editor-in-chief of The Verge. I’m also excited to announce that my friend Dieter Bohn will be our new executive editor. We’ll be working with the amazing team that’s already in...
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  5. Sense: Know More. Sleep Better. by Hello
    Let's Talk About SleepWe created Sense to be simple, uncomplicated and useful. Sense is the first system that combines the insight of your sleep patterns with the data of the environment in your bedroom, including noise, light, temperature, humidity...
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  6. Digital Whiteboard Trello Spins Out of Fog Creek With $10.3M
    For the second time, Fog Creek Software Inc. has spun out a company—Trello Inc., an internal project management tool that became so popular, according to the founders, it needed to exist on its own. Fog Creek co-founders Michael Pryor and Joel...
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  7. It’s time to apply for a visiting Nieman Fellowship
    Not every journalist who would make an awesome Nieman Fellow is ready to spend a full academic year here or has a study plan or project that merits that commitment. And not everyone whose work is having an impact on the future of news is a...
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  8. Leaked Watchlist Guidelines Show How the Obama Admin Abuses the 'State Secrets' Privilege
    The Intercept published a must-read story yesterday revealing the secret and incredibly vague rules the US government uses to place people on its terrorism watchlist. While the story covers many civil liberties problems associated with the...
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  9. Let’s fly - The Message - Medium
    Move then to security. Fear not the nonsensical theater. The half-gaze of those supposedly looking for murderers, jihadists. Transformers was CRAP, one yells. Fear not the bottle checks, dreaded liquid checks. Sorry, sir, 3.2 oz, finger wag, we...
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  10. What Is Public? - The Message - Medium
    Public is not simply defined. Public is not just what can be viewed by others, but a fragile set of social conventions about what behaviors are acceptable and appropriate. There are people determined to profit from expanding and redefining what’s...
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