Members of the upper house of the Russian parliament, never ones to go against Putin’s wishes, voted unanimously Saturday to approve sending troops into Ukraine. Putin said there is reason to believe Russian citizens, ethnic Russians, and Russian military interests—Russia maintains a crucial port in Sevastopol, where its Black Sea Fleet is based—in Ukraine are in danger

Something developing half a world away, but I think we should all be watching closely.

“You can see it in all sorts of ways,” he points out. Seventy percent of business executives make cyber security decisions for their firms but have no cyber training, (Political Scientist Peter Warren) Singer says. Politicians make billion-dollar decisions about Internet policy and the military’s online capabilities and “then admit they don’t understand email.”

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'It takes a very fearless journalist to get up everyday and say, “You know what, I’m determined to continue my profession, even though I may have to spend the rest of my life looking over my shoulder”. We’re targets now, and I think any journalist who travels in pursuit of his or her profession, in pursuit of the story needs to know that we’re targets now, whether we like it or not.'

-Wall Street Journal Senior Editor Chris Cramer, in Killing the Messenger: The Deadly Cost of News. The documentary premieres this Sunday on Al Jazeera America.