Britain's top newspaper editors request Prime Minister David Cameron protect journalists' privacy, Charlie Hebdo launches a mobile app for iOS, Android and Windows phones and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.
Edward Snowden files reveal GCHQ scooped up journalist emails
Editors of Britain’s top newspapers have banded together to demand that British Prime Minister David Cameron offer better protection against snooping on journalists amid revelations that Britain’s electronic spy agency has collected e-mails from international media organizations. (The Washington Post, 1/19)
Charlie Hebdo launches app featuring its latest issue
Charlie Hebdo has launched a new mobile app for iOS, Android and Windows phones, less than a week after it published the first edition of its magazine since the terrorist attack on its office earlier this month. (Mashable, 1/21)
Social media and the cost of caring
There has been considerable commentary about whether Internet use in general and social media use in particular are related to higher levels of stress. Such analysts often suggest that it is the heaviest users of these technologies that are most at risk. Critics fear that these technologies take over people’s lives, creating time pressures that put people at risk for the negative physical and psychological health effects that can result from stress. (Pew Research Internet Project, 1/15)
No one really knows how secure government social media is
There are now more than 5,000 social media accounts operated by the federal government, spanning departments, agencies and public officials, delivering information directly to U.S. citizens and beyond. But the security for these accounts is operated by employees from disparate agencies that essentially run them as they see fit. (BuzzFeed, 1/18)
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