Victim Robert Cameron Redus was valedictorian of his high school and described as “the nicest guy.” Authorities say they don’t know why he was shot.
If you’ve read Thomas Pynchon latest novel, Bleeding Edge, and played around in the virtual world Second Life, you will come away convinced that Pynchon spent time in SL.
And today, a new document leaked by Edward Snowden and reported by ProPublica show that spies from the nation’s intelligence apparatus also spent time in Second Life (and massively multiplayer online games like World of Warcraft).
In fact, there were so many spies “hunting around in Second Life,” the document noted, that “a ‘deconfliction” group was needed to avoid collisions.”
Second Life’s chief technology officer, Cory Ondrejka, even gave a presentation at the NSA. (He’s now the director of mobile engineering at Facebook.)
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Why Photographers Need More Access In The White House Read more: Why Photographers Need More Access In The White House
What drove 38 media entities to deliver a letter on Nov. 20 to Press Secretary Jay Carney to protest limits on access to the goings-on at the White House?
Photographers and directors of photography I interviewed, who as a group have photographed the past five presidents, say this administration is more restrictive than any previous in allowing media access, both as a pool and one-on-one with the president.
“They say no to everything,” New York Times photographer Stephen Crowley says of his requests to photograph the president behind the scenes.