Edward Snowden http://nwpr.org en Book News: Amazon Says It Hopes Polish, Czech Workers Won't Unionize http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-amazon-says-it-hopes-polish-czech-workers-wont-unionize <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>As Amazon expands into Poland and the Czech Republic, it says it hopes its workers won't unionize. "In terms of unions themselves, we don't see a need for that," Tim Collins, director of Amazon's EU logistics operations, <a href="http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2014/01/22/amazon-hopes-for-a-union-free-poland-and-czech-expansion/#axzz2rJXyai2L">tells <em>The Financial Times</em>' beyondbrics blog</a> (registration required). Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:29:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 40453 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Amazon Says It Hopes Polish, Czech Workers Won't Unionize Book News: Turkish Protesters Form 'Taksim Square Book Club' http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-turkish-protesters-form-taksim-square-book-club <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Erdem Gunduz, the protester known as "The Standing Man" who held a six-hour silent vigil in Instanbul's Taksim Square in response to clashes between Turkish police and demonstrators, has inspired protesters to form "The Taksim Square Book Club" — a group of demonstrators, some masked, standing silently and reading books. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:15:00 +0000 editor 29987 at http://nwpr.org 'The Watchers' Have Had Their Eyes On Us For Years http://nwpr.org/post/watchers-have-had-their-eyes-us-years The revelations about secret National Security Agency programs, leaked by Edward Snowden earlier this month, have stirred great controversy, but this type of surveillance is not entirely new, according to journalist Shane Harris.<p>In his 2010 book, <em>The Watchers: The Rise of America's Surveillance State</em>, Harris traced the evolution of these surveillance programs in the U.S.<p>He says that as the digital age advanced, the NSA reached a crossroads and realized that analog tactics like phone tapping were quickly becoming obsolete: There was a whole new world of digital information to be Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:07:00 +0000 editor 29637 at http://nwpr.org 'The Watchers' Have Had Their Eyes On Us For Years