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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 31, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 31, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 31, 2014
By United Press International
UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 7, 2014.
By United Press International
Snowden named to Freedom of the Press Foundation board of directors

Snowden named to Freedom of the Press Foundation board of directors

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Edward Snowden, who leaked information on the huge U.S. surveillance programs, will join the Freedom of the Press Foundation board, the organization said.

Recidivist hacker gets 10 years for accessing security databases

CHICAGO, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A Chicago man who spent time in prison for hacking a conservative political group got 10 years Friday for hacking into police and security contractor databases.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
By United Press International
The Issue: Do we still have a right to privacy?

The Issue: Do we still have a right to privacy?

Ever have the feeling someone's watching your every move?
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

Apple co-founder Wozniak says he admires whistle-blower Edward Snowden

NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak says he admires Edward Snowden, the man who blew the whistle on U.S. monitoring of citizens.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 13, 2013.
By United Press International

John Williamson, pioneer of sexual revolution, dies

RENO, Nev., May 4 (UPI) -- John Williamson, a pioneer in the U.S. sexual revolution as co-founder of the Sandstone Foundation for Community Systems Research, has died.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 7, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 31, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 13, 2012.
By United Press International

Colson, Nixon's 'hatchet man,' dead at 80

Former Nixon aide Chuck Colson, who died Saturday at age 80, found religion after the Watergate scandal.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 7, 2012.
By United Press International
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Daniel Ellsberg
Dr. Daniel Ellsberg speaks to the media after receiving the Ron Ridenhour Courage Award on October 15, 2003, at the National Press Club in Washington. Ellsberg was honored in part for leaking the Pentagon Papers in 1971. (UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Daniel Ellsberg, PhD, (born April 7, 1931) is a former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation, precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War, to The New York Times and other newspapers. He was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 2006.

Ellsberg was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1931 to ethnic Jewish parents who had converted to Christian Science, and raised in a devout Christian atmosphere. He grew up in Detroit, Michigan, and attended Cranbrook Kingswood School. His mother had wanted her son to be a concert pianist but he stopped playing in July 1946 when she was killed in a car crash, together with his sister, after his father fell asleep at the wheel of the car in which the family was traveling and crashed into a culvert wall.

Ellsberg attended Harvard University on a scholarship, graduating with B.S. in economics in 1952 (summa cum laude). He then studied at Cambridge University on a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and one year later he returned to Harvard for graduate school. In 1954, he left Harvard for the U.S. Marine Corps. He graduated first in a class of almost 1,100 lieutenants at the Marine Corps Basic School in Quantico, Virginia. He served as a platoon leader and company commander in the Marine 2nd Infantry Division, and after satisfying his two year Reserve Officer commitment was discharged from the Corps as a first lieutenant in 1957. He resumed graduate studies at Harvard, but after two years he interrupted his academic studies again, to work at RAND, where he concentrated on nuclear strategy. He earned a PhD in Economics from Harvard in 1962. His dissertation introduced a paradox in decision theory now known as the Ellsberg paradox.

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