Large countries like Brazil, India and Germany are seriously looking at ways to reduce American influence over their own Internet communications to cut the NSA out. This would not just reduce the reach of the NSA it would also hurt American internet companies and our nation’s economy.
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 9, 2013 7:48 am|
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Wednesday November 27, 2013 4:20 pm|
Having spent nearly 8 years living in New York City, I know a thing or two about spotting unfortunate DIY revisions on the movie posters and advertising campaigns that litter the walls of the city. You’d be hard pressed to find a subway platform free of hand drawn penises and mustaches and other superfluous commentary.
Often times racist, sexist, and otherwise offensive graffiti goes unnoticed which is why Gap’s recently defaced ad, and the company’s respectful response, is filling the internet with all sorts of holiday cheer.
|By: DSWright Wednesday November 27, 2013 6:56 am|
Now we get to the second phase of understanding the Surveillance State – once you have vacuumed up all this private information from everyone, what do you do with it? Answer: blackmail, extort, and destroy. Information is power, the power to punish your perceived enemies and reward your friends and the NSA’s mastery of the internet gives them access to a lot of information.
|By: DSWright Tuesday November 26, 2013 9:47 am|
One of the open questions regarding internet companies like Yahoo, Google, and Facebook concerning the now revealed NSA spying program is how in the dark were they? No one is really buying their protestations of total innocence but there does seem to be some possibility that they were not completely aware of all the NSA was doing to vacuum up their users’ data.
That possibility is due to the nature of the internet and subsequent possibility that, in some cases, the NSA bypassed Silicon Valley and hacked into data cables.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30 am|
President Obama has always wanted a grand bargain to cut Social Security benefits. As long as he is in office it is a real concern, but every day it seems less and less likely Republicans would ever agree to work with him.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Friday July 19, 2013 6:00 pm|
Kirk Cameron’s new movie Unstoppable almost failed to live up to its name. The evangelical film producer and brother to DJ Tanner took to Facebook yesterday morning to protest supposed attempts made by Facebook and YouTube to “censor his film”.
|By: GREYDOG Sunday July 7, 2013 7:00 am|
The Bar Association in Izmir organized a press conference stating that the Twitter arrests in the aftermath of the Gezi protests were based on illegally gathered information and no court decision. The police had staged a pre-emptive arrest of the authors of digital content in the absence of a direct order to even investigate the situation, finding evidence of any obvious criminal act, or a judge’s order to carry out these arrests.
|By: DSWright Wednesday July 3, 2013 1:35 pm|
An Inspector General’s report blasts the State Department for wasting $630,000 on trying to get ‘likes’ on Facebook. The Bureau of International Information Programs spent the money to increase its “likes” count between 2011 and March 2013.
|By: DSWright Wednesday June 12, 2013 6:40 am|
After enduring a week of bad press over its involvement with NSA spying programs, Google has written an open letter to the U.S. government asking for permission to publish more data on national security requests.
|By: DSWright Friday May 31, 2013 2:10 pm|
Successful entrepreneur and South African immigrant Elon Musk disclosed that he left Mark Zuckerberg’s political advocacy group FWD.us out of disgust with the organization’s cynical political tactics.