Things to know for Monday

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Surveillance and censorship and Jay-Z are on the Internet's collective brain today. Welcome to your post-weekend trends reporrt for Monday, June 17, 2013.

The pop star's upcoming album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, got a preview during Sunday's game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. As with the album, that game is a top search term this morning.

Other top searches have an international flavor: Greece is dealing with a scandal over public television censorship, while police in Turkey have cracked down on that country's dissident citizens; meanwhile, President Obama will attempt at this week's G8 summit to explain to the rest of the world how it's really totally not creepy and dangerous when his government chooses to spy on citizens.

Demonstrations of support for Edward Snowden, the former Marylander who revealed that spying, also continued to see attention over the weekend. Following the lead of other American tech companies, Apple revealed Monday that in the first half of 2013 alone, it had received thousands of U.S. government requests for surveillance of its customers.


Danny Green
Trending on: Google search
The San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat 114-104 on Sunday to move one win away from a fifth NBA title.
The Baltimore Sun

Trending on: Twitter
The irony was not lost on most viewers of the Greek Prime Minister's statements as he replied to the public outcry over the hasty shutdown of ERT, the country's national broadcaster, with the immediate layoff of over 2,600 employees. Like a wolf in sheep's clothing, Antonis Samaras was chastising a system that his own New Democracy party had helped to ingrain in Greek society and political life.

Trending on: Twitter
China made its first substantive comments on Monday to reports of U.S. surveillance of the Internet, demanding that Washington explain its monitoring programs to the international community.

Magna Carta Holy Grail
Trending on: Google search
Jay-Z has got a new album coming out in less than a month. Titled Magna Carta Holy Grail, the rapper's 12th studio album will arrive on July 4th.
Rolling Stone

True Blood
Trending on: Google search
As usual, True Blood starts up exactly where it left off at the end of the previous season. That means the first shot we see of season six is a scared-looking Sookie.
Hollywood Reporter

Trending on: Reddit
Istanbul came to a standstill on Sunday as an army of riot police and gendarmerie cordoned off streets and use teargas on protesters in the centre of the city while the prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, staged a rally before hundreds of thousands of supporters at the waterfront.
The Guardian

Juvenile detention
Trending on: Digg
A new paper by economists Anna Aizer and Joseph J. Doyle, Jr. offers strong evidence that juvenile detention is a really counterproductive strategy for many youths under the age of 19. Not only does throwing a kid in detention often reduce the chance that he or she will graduate high school, but it also raises the chance that the youth will commit more crimes later on in life.
The Washington Post

Miss USA 2013
Trending on: Twitter, Google search
Miss Connecticut, Erin Brady, was named Miss USA Sunday night in Las Vegas. Brady, who is from East Hampton and lives in South Glastonbury, is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University. She is an accountant for Prudential Financial in Hartford.
The Baltimore Sun

Trending on: Twitter
Biker culture came to the Vatican on Sunday as Pope Francis blessed thousands of Harley-Davidsons and their riders who celebrated the manufacturer's 110th anniversary with a loud parade and plenty of leather.
The Baltimore Sun

Summit, Northern Ireland
On the surface, President Obama would seem to have a strong hand as he heads to the annual Group of 8 economic summit. Instead, the meetings Monday and Tuesday seem set to provide the first test of how much his administration's international agenda has been complicated by revelations of U.S. surveillance of telephone use and the Internet.
The Baltimore Sun

Trending on: Twitter
The Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, has said that any attempt to enforce a no-fly zone over Syria using US fighter jets and Patriot missiles from Jordan would violate international law.
The Guardian


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