Update: hosting help sought for video files referenced in this post. Contact Mark Pesce (mpesce AT gmail DOT com) to assist.
Mark Pesce says,
On Wednesday 16 February 2006, Australian public broadcaster SBS current affairs program DATELINE telecast a segment featuring 60 new photos of the torture inflicted on prisoners in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. These photos were secured by court order - the ACLU figures prominently in the report - but these photos haven't yet been shown in the media anywhere in the United States. Because of the broadcast on SBS, you now have access to both Web-downloadable versions and BitTorrent file-sharing network versions of the broadcast on this site.
THESE PHOTOS ARE VERY DISTURBING. Please do not view this video if you are easily disturbed by graphic imagery of torture and death.
These files are all hosted on a server located in the United States to speed access for US viewers. If you do know how to use BitTorrent, please download the appropriate BitTorrent file and use that.
HIGH torrent: Link, MEDIUM torrent: Link, LOW torrent: Link
High download: Link, Mirror
Medium download: Link, Mirror
Low download: Link, Mirror
Link to more info on the SBS broadcast at Mark's site. Thanks to Quinn at ambiguous.org and Sammy at psydesigns.com for hosting help.
Many websites are publishing the photographs as stills. Here is one link, and here is another, both on non-US-hosted websites. (NSFW: contains taxpayer-funded nudity, sexual acts, and explicit violence)
Link to Reuters UK report, and here is a related report and photo series at the UK Guardian.
Reader comment: tian says,
i have uploaded the new Abu Ghraib video to Revver. it is Quicktime format. Link
Reader comment: General Cucumber says,
I've posted a streaming version of SBS segment of Abu Ghraib at my blog. You can view it here, or directly here.
Where are our petabyte drives? Brian Hayes takes us through the reasons storage is “stuck” in the low terabytes. The tl;dr is that we got such exceptional capacity growth in the late 90s and early 00s we don’t need much more right now, so the focus since then has been on SSDs, networking, interfaces, etc, […]
Amélie Lamont, a former staffer at website-hosting startup Squarespace, writes that she often found herself disregarded and disrespected by her colleagues. One comment in particular, though, set her reeling — and came to exemplify her experiences there.
In this episode of the Flash Forward podcast we travel to a future where humans have decided to eradicate the most dangerous animal on the planet: mosquitos. How would we do it? Is it even possible? And what are the consequences? Flash Forward: RSS | iTunes | Twitter | Facebook | Web | Patreon We […]
You may not love Microsoft Word, but you’ve definitely used it. Other than being one of the most ubiquitous programs on the planet, it’s been the go-to word processing system for more than a quarter-century because it’s as basic as it gets. But occasionally, you’ve got assignments that beg for a lot more options than simple […]
Almost everyone has their smartphone in a case of one kind or another. Beyond simple protection, finding a case that can charge your phone on its own, but doesn’t feel like it’s also adding a couple pounds to the phone’s weight is the tricky part. Billed as the world’s thinnest battery case, the ThinCharge iPhone […]
You never know when new projects, ideas or opportunities can drop into your lap at a moment’s notice. That may require you to learn a new programming language like Python. Or maybe you need a primer on 3D game development. Or you might realize you could use a serious brush-up on iOS mobile creation.Point is, […]