Eric Clapton will be celebrating his 70th Bday in a familiar haunt…
|By: Lawrence Hudetz Sunday February 8, 2015 9:00 am|
Later, I went to the library to pick up some material on hold, and discovered this book: “Information Doesn’t Want To Be Free”, or more precisely, my SO found it and handed to to me. That evening, instead of beginning to put today’s post together, I read the first part of it. By the time I had finished the first third, I was hit by the notion: You have just been exposed to what I don’t know I don’t know, but I absolutely have to know.
|By: Peter Van Buren Tuesday January 20, 2015 12:00 pm|
What’s wrong with this picture? We all famously know the U.S. government directly blamed North Korea for the Sony hack, allegedly in retaliation for the sad Seth Rogen “comedy” The Interview. Serious questions arose almost immediately about how the U.S. could be so sure it was the boys from Pyongyang at fault, and not some [...]
|By: Peter Van Buren Tuesday December 30, 2014 9:01 am|
The competition was heavy, but the results are in: the dumbest article you’ll read this week about North Korea, and Seth Rogen’s ugly stain on his sheets The Interview, was published by the web site Business Insider. Second place goes to the Washington Post. Respect, bros. Psst… Wanna Buy a Copy of “The Interview?” Only [...]
|By: masaccio Sunday November 2, 2014 11:00 am|
Monopoly control over the internet with enormously expensive barriers to entry: What’s not to like, say Comcast, Time Warner and the rest of the exploitation crew.
|By: DSWright Tuesday September 9, 2014 11:12 am|
Though Google may have US officials on the end of a string it is facing serious pushback in Europe. Calls for the search monopoly to be broken up and more heavily regulated have been voiced from high government officials as the company that once claimed the motto of “don’t be evil” is seen as a creeping threat to civil liberties and an open market for competition.
|By: Peter Van Buren Wednesday June 25, 2014 12:57 pm|
We need to talk.
Please stop making me hate you. We once had it all. It was fun, no, transcendent.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Thursday June 5, 2014 7:45 am|
Thanks to Edward Snowden’s disclosures, we know that the NSA’s internet dragnet relies on two things to easily collect information. First, most people use services provided by major tech firms like Google, Apple and Facebook that can, willingly or by force of a national security letter, be tapped. And two, most people don’t take steps to encrypt and secure their private information and communications.
Yet these two things can be easily changed.
|By: Peter Van Buren Thursday June 5, 2014 6:46 am|
The self-created end of privacy in the United States was brought about as much by technology as desire. Those who claim there is little new here — the government read the mail of and wiretapped the calls and conversations of Americans under COINTELPRO from 1956 to at least 1971 – do not understand the impact of technology.
Technology now being employed by the NSA and others inside the U.S. has never before existed, in scale, scope or sheer efficiency. Size matters. We are the first people in history to deal with this threat to privacy. Avoiding even the majority of encroaching digitalization essentially means withdrawing from society.
|By: spocko Monday May 12, 2014 8:00 pm|
oday in the Guardian, Glenn Greenwald has an excerpt from his new book No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the Surveillance State. He reveals how the NSA tampers with exported US-made internet routers, servers and other computer networking devices.